[Clipart] Then what are the legal problems of CC-PD with regards to OCAL?
nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro
Thu Mar 12 03:42:31 PDT 2009
Greg Bulmash wrote:
> But you cannot just convert all the older works from PD to CC0 because
> those new rights that CC0 covers were not explicitly given up in the PD
> dedication and they cannot legally be presumed to be given up. If they
> could, then CC0 wouldn't be needed. All the authors of the PD works
> would need to explicitly rededicate them to CC0.
When submitting works to OCAL *my* understanding was that I allow every
kind of use, including such license change, I just had faith we won't do
something like that. Is the first time since starting contributing here
when I feel powerless.
> This could possibly be set up with a simple click-wrapper on a jump page
> that each author is shown the next time they login to OCAL. But you'd
> have to track which works have which licensing and the conversion of
> older works (especially the unported works from the previous
> incarnation) to CC0 would be a long and gradual process.
And if the author refuses the agreement?
> What I'm not clear on is which countries have the additional rights that
> CC0 covers and how much of a real problem the difference between PD and
> CC0 was causing. I mean did the need arise after people were getting
> sued, arrested, and receiving nasty C&D letters, or was it someone
> thinking "this *could* eventually be a problem, so let's throw resources
> at it now"?
I don't know about the other projects using PD dedication but I am
pretty sure not one of our users had such problems.
The only problem I am aware of was someone used an image in a book and
after this discovered something wrong with the license and was not able
to contact the uploader to clarify it. I am not aware about any negative
consequences for that user -
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