Munky with a guitar (fishbreeder) wrote in genius_idea,
Munky with a guitar
fishbreeder
genius_idea

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Gareth,

Sorry for the long delay. Answers below:
On Apr 9, 2004, at 9:55 AM, Gareth wrote:

> Hi,
> I’ve created a community on blogging site
> livejournal.com, which is designed to act as a
> repository and forum for creative commons work. The
> community’s information is available here –
> http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=genius_idea.
> We are using the Attribution 1 license -
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
>
> I’d be grateful if you answer two questions for me.
>
> 1. Is the it legally ok to use a creative commons
> license in the way this community does i.e.: Can a
> work be copyrighted under a creative commons license,
> merely by being posted (by the works original author)
> to a repository of creative commons work or is it
> absolutely necessary for the author of each work to
> individually license it?

yes, just be sure to alert your contributors, that a condition of
contribution is that they license their content.

> 2. Could you give us an idea of the sorts of ideas
> that can be copyrighted under a creative commons
> license, as opposed to those that require a patent or
> the as yet unavailable science commons license?

Copyrights cover texts, audio, video, etc. Patents cover inventions.

Regards,

Neeru



> Many thanks,
>
> Gareth Stack,
>
> genius_idea moderator
> http://www.livejournal.com/community/genius_idea/
>
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