Iemand berichtte my, om mij te vragen of ik het erg zou vinden wanneer hij of zij mijn CC0 beeldmateriaal zou gebruiken als verkoopbare objecten… dat wil zeggen: de winst gaat naar hen. Welnu, Creative Commons, want dat is de licentie-structuur waarvan CC0 deel van uitmaakt, werd door de stichters oorspronkelijk bedoeld als een
Someone messaged me, to ask whether I would mind if they were to use my CC0 images as objects to sell …. that is to say: profits for them. Now, Creative Commons, for that is the license structure CC0 is part of, was originally intended by the founders, as a depository for images carrying licenses less restrictive than All Rights Reserved to ensure more possibilities for creativity – these are my own crude words, paraphrasing those of Wikepedia : “Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.”
Now “sharing” is something entirely different from “selling” – and believe me, the images which you have dedicated to the Public Domain and which can be used without restriction, were actually never intended to be anyone’s lucky break. It is unfortunate that no one saw to it back in the days when CC was set up, that this little stipulation was omitted: “Although it is permitted to share CC0 images across the Net, even for commercial purposes, to use them for creating new creations, to use them for physical media, it is forbidden to actually sell CC0 images as a standalone product, as prints, as books, as posters and the like. ”
Really, if ever I would acquire a position which would grant me a measure of power, I would certainly address this gaping hole in the Creative Commons legislation.
Anyway, this is my answer to the person who wished to know if I “minded” etc.: