May 01, 2003

CC first Reaction

Glenn Otis Brown of Creative Commons posted a first reaction to the warranty issue. My comment, posted on the Creative Commons blog:

I have blasted this warranty clause recently on my blog. I think it should be deleted immediately from all CC licenses.

Your argument that the CC licenses may be used by anyone at no charge is beside the point. This has really no influence on the balance of interests between licensor and licensee.

The real point is that the licensees pay nothing to licensors. So if that warranty has any economic value, people actually end up paying a large number of anonymous licensees for the privilege of having their content used by them.

This is not fair.

Please adress this issue in a more thorough way. It has the potential to completely ruin any good will Creative Commons has enjoyed with creators. I for one am not pleased.

Posted by Karl-Friedrich Lenz at May 1, 2003 03:32 PM | TrackBack
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