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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: An example of the license problems we're going to face
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:39:29 GMT
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 5:31 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Suppose someone wants to take parts of
>> the AOOo code, along with the associated documentation, and create an
>> iPhone app from it.  The ALv2 would permit them to do this with the
>> source code, but CC-BY 3.0 would not allow the same for the
>> documentation.  Similarly, one could not take the documentation, add
>> value to with additional content, and then sell it for $0.99 for the
>> Amazon Kindle.
> Please can you explain why you believe this to be so?

"You may not impose any effective technological measures on the Work
that restrict the ability of a recipient of the Work from You to
exercise the rights granted to that recipient under the terms of the

IANAL, but that was the clause that got attention on legal-discuss
when reviewing CC-BY 3.0.


> S.

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