CC License Enforcement Strategy
I recently a watched a video from LibrePlanet 2017 where Bradley Kuhn discusses the ins and outs of enforcing the GNU GPL (General Public License), the free code software license most similar to CC-BBY-SA. This talk builds on suggestions he made in a 2009 blog post about gentle GPL enforcement. I've also been in an email exchange with folks from Jamendo, one of the oldest CC music stores, in which they mention difficulties in ensuring compliance with CC licensing conditions as the main reason for de-emphasizing CC licenses in their new site design.
The combination of these two things got me thinking, what responsibility does CC have, as the steward of the licenses, to see that people understand and respect license conditions? Does the ability of the public to understand the various license conditions have implications for the future development of the license suite? What resources and tools does CC have to help people understand and follow CC license conditions, both as a network of formal organisations, and as a global community of CC champions, ?
This is an issue for CC as whole, so we can discuss it in general, as a global issue. But I'm particularly keen to discuss how CC advocates in Aotearoa can help, and what successes and failures kiwis using CC licenses are having in getting the wishes they communicate through license choice respected.