[talk-au] Going separate ways

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 11:47:16 BST 2011


On 11 July 2011 20:05, Alex (Maxious) Sadleir <maxious at gmail.com> wrote:
> What he's saying is there is no requirement under Australian Copyright
> law (or CC licence) for a whole compilation/database/document to have
> the same licence. It's the same way the Government can use Creative
> Commons for official documents but they exempt the Coat of Arms from
> that licence (because under Australian law, only officers of the
> Commonwealth can use the Coat of Arms and they use it to signify
> official documents/property).
>
> The CC licence calls a compilation of things a Collective Work and
> "this does not require the Collective Work apart from the Work itself
> to be made subject to the terms of this Licence."
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/au/legalcode
>
> Collective Works are not Derivative Works so this is okay!

Then why was there such a big fuss made over Haiti edits should be PD
so that the UN could mix the data with other datasets...



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