[opensource-dev] TPV Policy makes Secondlife *content* incompatible with CC-SA licenses

Mike Dickson mike.dickson at hp.com
Wed Feb 24 09:24:48 PST 2010

On 02/24/2010 11:07 AM, Gigs wrote:
> Darmath wrote:
>> If I understand your comments in this regard correctly you appear to be
>> trying to suggest that because a recipient of a work covered by the
>> CC-SA or other like license has agreed with Linden Labs that they will
>> not export a work that doesn't bare their name as a creator the person
>> who initially uploaded the content and distributed it to the received is
>> now in violation of the CC-SA.
>> If the above is what you're trying to suggest then I must disagree with
>> you. But I will wait to see that the above is what you're actually
>> trying to assert before i respond as to why...
> Person A creates content and releases it under CC-SA-By
> Person B uploads this content to Second Life
> Person B distributes the content to Person C
> Person C now has additional terms imposed on them that restrict their
> exercise of the rights granted under CC-SA-By because of the TPV
> agreement.  Previously they could run any client with export capability
> to download the work in order to modify it.  Now they can't do that.
> Their rights to redistribute and modify under the CC-SA have been
> restricted which is a violation of the CC-SA license.
Right. Person B has the responsibility to make available or point to an 
unrestricted source for the content they upload to Second Life.  The 
same with GPL'd content.  I don't see a reason why LL can't put 
restrictions on content distribution within the service. It's the person 
who imports the content that has the responsibility to insure that it 
meets the distribution requirements under which it's licensed.


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