Version 3.01

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Work on version 3.01 announced 2007-10-11 at

Public discussion taking place on

Suggestion tracking

Relative to draft language posted at

Section 4(f)


"and You Reproduce" should be "if You Reproduce"



For consistency "national law" should be "local law"

CC internal suggestion

otherwise permitted

By removing "or as may be otherwise permitted by applicable law" from the first sentence, the clause could be read to be purporting to remove any defences applicable to the infringement of the moral right of integrity (reasonableness).

Suggest adding the words "except as permissible under the local law." to the end of the first sentence.


section rewrite (kaplan)

Except as otherwise agreed in writing by the Original Author, in those jurisdictions in which the moral right of integrity exists and by operation of local law constrains the freedom to adapt or collect licensed Work, where Licensor is the Original Author of the Work and where the exercise of the right granted in Section 3(b) of this Licence (the right to make Adaptations) could violate the Moral Right of integrity of the Original Author, Licensor agrees to waive or not assert, as appropriate, the Moral Right of integrity, to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable national law, as long as You do not distort, mutilate, modify or take other derogatory action in relation to the Work that would be prejudicial to the Original Author’s honour or reputation, so as to enable You to reasonably exercise Your right under Section 3(b) of this Licence but not otherwise.


section rewrite (de rosnay)

To bring some clarity, what about adopting the same phrasing methodology we introduced for collective management?

For the avoidance of doubt: i. In those countries which do not have moral rights, nothing happens. ii. In those countries where moral rights cannot be waived, nothing happens. iii. In those countries which have waivable moral rights or where it is possible to not assert them, the licensor waives or does not assert them


Other sections

Proposed scope of change is only Section 4(f).

unported "flag"

For the Unported license, where a national flag is displayed for ported licenses, display an image of the world. Currently, no image is displayed on the human-readable summary; on the legal license, a flag shape with diagonal grey bars is displayed. Advantages: Consistency; the connotation that the Unported license is for generic use in any jurisdiction (vs. another possible connotation, that "Unported" means "raw" or "unfinished" in some sense.)


Concerns tracking

Concerns raised without any suggestion to address.

Section 4(f)

warranty of waiver

In countries where "any exercise of the right granted in Section 3(b) [...] could violate the moral right of integrity of the Original Author", if the Licensor is not the original author, the value of the licence is almost nil (only the reproduction right is effectively licensed). I would be concerned about (a) the lack of either a warranty that moral rights have been cleared or a notice that they haven't, and (b) the potential liability of the Licensor for misleading conduct.


agree in writing, but can't

3.01 version makes it possible for the author and the user to agree in writing that the author waives his moral rights. But that was the problem in the first place: the author can't (in some jurisdictions) legally waive his moral rights so he can't 'agree in writing' that he does. That would mean that the 3.01 version is as legally impossible as the 2.5 version (that is, in the jurisdictions where moral rights can't be waived).


Other sections

what about sui generis rights?

Should 3.01 also address database rights which are addressed in relevant jurisdiction licenses?



  • only appropriate for jurisdiction licenses in jurisdictions with db rights

  • but unported used in such jurisdictions

See also

Background to 3.01

Discussions leading to 3.01:

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