[Wolves] Copyleft or creative commons?

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 13:56:05 BST 2007

On 12/07/07, Zeth Green <theology at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Kevan,
> The idea of copyleft to use existing copyright laws to protect free
> use. Copyleft is the general concept while creative commons (CC) is a
> community group that provides off the peg licences for you to use on
> your documents, audio or video; some of CC's licences are copyleft.
> For what is copyleft, you can read the original author's explanation
> (examples are software)
> http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/
> Not all creative commons licences are copyleft as originally
> formulated. Copyleft often implies no discrimination against fields of
> endeavour (i.e. use for any purpose), some CC licences fail that
> because they restrict commercial uses of your work.
> Then you have 'strong copyleft' vs 'weak copyleft'. Strong copyleft
> implies a share alike provision, while weak copyleft permits all
> modifications of your work. Some CC licences do not allow modification
> so are not copyleft at all.
> For creative commons see here:
> http://creativecommons.org/
> It has a handy licence picker that allows you to define the
> permissions *you* want.
> Best Wishes,
> Zeth

Thank you Zeth :-) that's brilliant stuff :-)

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