As someone who loves sharing information and links to worthy sources I’m pretty casual about it, although I do strive to give appropriate credit. And never claim someone else’s efforts as my own. Just following some vague human respective doctrine of my own… guess it’s called the Golden Rule.
In any event, recently for the fun of it I looked up the CC logo that’s showing up on more and more websites to read some of its fine print.
You are free:
• to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
• to make commercial use of the work
Under the following conditions:
• Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
• No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
“No Derivative Works” - how is this supposed to work?
Isn’t the whole point of sharing information to digest that information and if it’s worthy it will naturally be incorporated into ones own further endeavors?... and if worthy others will absorb that info in their own ways?
We add our bits to the stream, but they are no more under our control as the children we may have sired… evolution takes over after that.
What do you think?