Subject: Re: Creative Commons and public domain declarations
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 19:35:27 -0400

Rick Moen scripsit:

> That's what Lessig and I _both_ stated, and seems likely to be the
> nature of CC's impending Web notation.  You seem to have had some problem
> with what I said, though the substance of your problem was never clear.

In particular, the whole point of Section 203 terminations is that the
right to terminate is untransferable (except by will) and unwaivable:
203(a)(5) says:

	Termination of the grant may be effected notwithstanding
	any agreement to the contrary, including an agreement
	to make a will or to make any future grant.

While presumably an author dedicating something to the public domain
wouldn't want to exercise s. 203 termination, the views of his heirs
may be quite different.

John Cowan                              <>    
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