Stephen Downes

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This post references a new Creative Commons declaration regarding the enforcement of CC licenses. I see this as once again the unwelcome intrusion of commercial interests into the domain of sharing; my own interest in enforcing licenses is minimal - less than minimal, even. So principles that suggest I make "a public commitment to enforcement in line with these principles to reassure reusers" or "require uploaders to agree that they will enforce copyrights of their works" is exactly the opposite of what I want to see in a licensing scheme - especially (as seems always to be the case) is the offender is a large company that will push me into the poorhouse if I contemplate such a thing. Image: John, on Flickr.

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Last Updated: Aug 06, 2021 11:22 a.m.