[scribus] Confused about Copy & Past Law

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Sep 17 22:22:52 CEST 2009

bonsoir jluc

> a.l.e a écrit :
> > CC BY-SA means:
> > - you can use it
> > - you have to say who is the author of the original works
> > - you have to allow other people to use your derivative work under
> > the same conditions (everybody may use your published derivative
> > work if she includes your name and the name of the original
> > authors). (please check on the CC page if it is 100% correct)
> Im confused here as what exactly is the derivative work...
> For example : if the text is used within a book or a magazine,
> is the derivative work the whole book or magazine,
> or juste the same length of text on this other publishing device ?

there is no simply answer to your question and you may have to contact a lawyer or your national creative commons representatives.

basically -- !IANAL! -- if you have a collection you may have only to keep the one text under the same license.

just keep in mind the goal of the wiki is to produce content which is freely available... so you may also try to respect the spirit of the license more than its wording...

last but not least: a derivative work is when you take a work and make another work out of it by changing it... imho, ethically the whole magazine (or book) should be considered a derivative work, but -- at least where i live -- it will be considered a collection and treated differently. which, in a pragmatical way, may be better for spreading the content.

have fun

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