Here's a guide to those #CreativeCommons icons:
- Creative Commons
- share alike
- no derivatives
- public domain
I hope these get baked into every instance. Makes sense when you consider the level of open collaboration here.
they answered on my email:
Apologies for the delay getting back to you; I wanted to circle internally to make sure before I replied. The consensus was yes, this is a great use of the CC icons!
Thanks very much for reaching out to us. Let us know if we can help in any way.
@RussSharek @Curator @luka @InspectorCaracal It's more a question of whether the email from CC indicated you could use those icons for things that aren't CC licenses, and the answer is still no. (Even though, for example, they're being added to Unicode.) Definitely not talking about licensing other peoples' stuff out from under them.
@aschmitz @RussSharek @InspectorCaracal @Curator cc licence enables you exactly that but as a legal tool that is enforceable. If you give something online without any licence I'm legally limited to do anything apart from listening right there. I can't put it on my blog or download it. I'm instantly a pirate.
But if you say I'm not and you are protected from commercial exploitation and unauthorized remixes but people can share.
since only @Curator saw my email to them (he was in carbon copy), i'm publishing my email message to put their answer into context:
the important part from my email was:
>> we (mastodon.art) wanted to include CC icons as emojis for different CC licences
in order to promote and motivate the use of CC and enable attractive way
how creators can mark their posts where they announce new CC-licenced works <<
Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. Admin: @Curator. Moderators: @EmergencyBattle, @ScribbleAddict, @TapiocaPearl, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder