Nupedia Open Content License
Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M.
rod at cyberspaces.org
Tue Oct 31 04:10:45 UTC 2000
We are in agreement.
My point was simple - - although my explanation was too laconic, sorry about
that - - you are far better of by keeping fair use issues out of the
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
To: "Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M." <rod at cyberspaces.org>
Cc: "David Johnson" <david at usermode.org>; "Jimmy Wales"
<jwales at aristotle.bomis.com>; <license-discuss at opensource.org>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: Nupedia Open Content License
> "Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M." wrote:
> > A point of clarification on fair use. "Fair use" is based on copyright.
> Quite so. As you know (or should have known :-) ), I hold that an
> open-source license can only grant away the rights that the copyright
> gets from the applicable copyright law, consequently ...
> > Hence, the license may control uses that would otherwise be deemed fair
> > under the default rules of copyright.
> ... I deny this, since open-source licenses may not control use at all.
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