星期六, 6月 13, 2009

AM730 violates CC Licensing

The printed media agency in Hong Kong always neglect the Creative Commons Licensing. There is a case about AM730.

On 27th May 2009, an illustration is used in a news article about West Island Line.

http://www.am730.com.hk/old_issue/issue/2009/200905/20090527/default1.html?startpage=10

Unluckily, it is discovered by Hong Kong Wikipedian. There is a discussion about it.

When we follow the discussion, we can find the corresponding illustration.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISL_ga_map.png

This illustration is under the Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike License (CC SA 3.0) and GNU Free Documentation License. It is created on 3 December 2007.

Most of traditional news agency may not understand these two licenses because both of them are new, especially the CC SA 3.0.

GNU Free Documentation License is impracticable because it requires the "licensee" to include all the source code, revision history, authors information when the materials is being used.

CC SA 3.0 is far more flexible and practicable because it only requires the "licensee" to attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor and distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license. After fulfilled the requirement, "Licensee" is allowed to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work.

You can see the same coloring, line drawing, and even the yellow message on the blue harbour. However, you cannot find the name of author (Mtrkwt) and license logo of CC SA 3.0. Therefore, it is reasonable to judge that AM730 violated the license without attribution.

1 則留言:

V2仔 說...

傳統媒體就是這樣,網上有什麼可取的就不問版權地取用

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