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May 1, 2003

Bye Bye, CC!

As Dan Bricklin has pointed out, and as is discussed here and here, Article 5 of the Creative Commons License places an uncomfortably large burden on me, the Licensor. If someone sues, not only am I legally liable, but I promise to assume the liability on behalf of you, the Licensee, as well.

While I’m eager to see the widespread dissemination of ideas contained in this weblog, I’m not about to assume an open-ended legal responsibility. The CC License is not revokable, which is to say, if you got something from here between December 20, 2002 and May 1, 2003, I’m still your Sugar Daddy. From this day forward, however, you’re on your own.

A search for a more suitable Licence is underway.

Posted by distler at May 1, 2003 11:45 PM

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