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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives

From: rysiek
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 23:18:25 +0200
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Dnia sobota, 16 maja 2015 10:36:16 Will Hill pisze:
> I have repeatedly pointed to software owner's attempts to smear and
> misrepresent free software advocates and said that this is a good reason to
> have ND.  It gives us the power to take down the most offensive
> misrepresentations of opinion.  Yes, there are many other ways software
> owners lie and confuse people about free software but having this one power
> is helpful.  Current law also does nothing to prevent that fraud.  People
> have argued that things will work out better over all if we could provide
> modified works of opinion, but no one has shown me any studdies that prove
> it.
> I don't think removing unintentional pauses, changing camera angles, or
> providing a good faith transcript are violations of ND terms.

They are. The license states quite clearly: *no derivatives*. Full stop. Ask a 
lawyer if you're unsure.

> Fair use should cover quotes well enough so that this is not an issue. 

It does. It does not cover translations, for instance.

> There are many RMS quote collections, for example.  I don't think anyone
> will request those are taken down.

But if somebody takes RMS's text and makes a song out of it, this can be taken 
down. And the question is not "would RMS take it down", but "should such a 
thing be possible to take down at all".

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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