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

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 17:53:50 PST 2010


Darmath wrote:
> Having read the TOS i'm comfortable in saying that it is reasonably 
> clear that two exchanges don't take place, but that the agency 
> situation, with LL existing as a mutual agent, would apply to SL.
>> Darmath wrote:

The CC-SA-By is not a contract, it's a copyright license.  Contract law
concepts are mostly irrelevant.

If you fail to comply with the license, then your right to distribute
the work terminates, and you are committing copyright infringement if
you continue to distribute.  You aren't in breach of contract.

Your remedies would be limited to those under copyright law, not
contract law.  This is a common confusion, mostly because companies like
Microsoft have conflated copyright licenses with copyright law with
their contract-like EULAs.



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