3 types of
Authors sue for licence breach /
Non-licence related (defamation)
CC is incidental
Case 09-1684-A (Belgium)
In 2004 Belgian band Lichôdmapwa posts song under BY-NC-
ND 2.5 (Unported?)
Festival de Theatre de Spa used song for radio ad.
Band sued for licence breach of the attribution and non-
Judge enforces the licence, band wins 4500€.
Avi Re'uveni v. Mapa inc.
Plaintiffs uploaded photographs to Flickr and and offered them
under a BY-NC-ND license.
Defendant made a collage from the plaintiffs’ and other
photographs and sold them without attribution.
The court found the defendant guilty of copyright infringement.
Court did not consider the licences.
Attribution ShareAlike 3.0
Picture was used by a far-right
party without attribution.
Author sued for licence breach.
Injunction to avoid non-
compliance damages of up to
Thilo Sarrazin am 3. Juli 2009 by Nina Gerlach / CC BY-SA
Why I think we need 4.0
We need to improve and tweak language to make it more
Databases, databases, databases.
We need to make our licence more friendly for institutional