German appellate court upholds common-sense attribution

All six Creative Commons licenses require licensees to attribute the original creator. Although we provide guidelines for attributing a work, we also recognize that standards for how and where licensees should provide attribution vary a lot from medium to medium. That’s why CC licenses allow licensees to fulfill the attribution requirement “…In any reasonable manner … Read More “German appellate court upholds common-sense attribution”

Belgian and Israeli Courts Grant Remedies to CC Licensors

Litigation involving CC licenses is infrequent even though we’ve been around almost a decade and hundreds of millions of creative works are published under CC licenses. CC believes that this absence of litigation is evidence of widespread acceptance and understandability of our licenses. That said, we still appreciate occasional decisions by courts confirming that CC … Read More “Belgian and Israeli Courts Grant Remedies to CC Licensors”

THE "IP" Court Supports Enforceability of CC Licenses

San Francisco, CA, USA — August 13, 2008 The United States Court of Appeals held, in Jacobsen v. Katzer, that “Open Source” or public license licensors are entitled to copyright infringement relief. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the leading intellectual property court in the United States, has upheld a free copyright … Read More “THE "IP" Court Supports Enforceability of CC Licenses”

THE "IP" Court Supports Enforceability of CC Licenses

The United States Court of Appeals held that “Open Source” or public license licensors are entitled to copyright infringement relief. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the leading IP court in the United States, has upheld a free copyright license, while explicitly pointing to the work of Creative Commons and others. The … Read More “THE "IP" Court Supports Enforceability of CC Licenses”

SPANISH COURT RECOGNIZES FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE IS MUSIC THAT IS NOT REPRESENTED BY COLLECTING SOCIETIES

Spanish bar owner does not have to pay license fees to Spain’s primary collecting society for CC-licensed music Barcelona, Spain & San Francisco, USA — March 23, 2006 Last month, the Lower Court number six of Badajoz, a city in Extremadura, Spain, ruled that a bar owner did not have to pay license fees to … Read More “SPANISH COURT RECOGNIZES FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE IS MUSIC THAT IS NOT REPRESENTED BY COLLECTING SOCIETIES”