Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Portugal to Make CC Licences Illegal?

Glyn Moody (946055) writes | more than 3 years ago


Glyn Moody writes "A proposal for a worrying new law is being discussed in Portugal that seems to make Creative Commons licences illegal: "The equitable compensation of authors, artists, interpreters or executives is inalienable and non-renunciable, being null any other contractual clause in contrary." The view here seems to be that of Bill Gates when he asked: "Who can afford to do professional work for nothing?" But where would this leave CC-licensed projects like Wikipedia in Portugal?"
Link to Original Source

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Wikkipedia (2)

turkeyfish (950384) | more than 3 years ago | (#36071744)

It would seem the easiest way to kill this stupidity would be for Wikkipaeida to threaten to pull every mention of the country of Portugal from its Wikki if this proposal becomes law.

It seems strange that in the US people are called socialist when they are not and yet in Portugal the real socialists are busy turning the country over to the capitalists. Will wonders never cease?

Re:Wikkipedia (2)

anyGould (1295481) | more than 3 years ago | (#36072836)

More likely Wikipedia would have to block all Portugal users entirely - if the license is illegal, either it's public domain (bad for WP) or it's suddenly owned by the original author(s) (meaning WP doesn't have the right to serve that data there at all).

Hopefully this will die on the order paper.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?