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Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#1625 new enhancement

WPTV: Add Creative Commons Widget to Sidebar

Reported by: JerrySarcastic Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordPress.tv Keywords:
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Description

Content on WordPress.tv is licensed under the Creative Commons (similar to the GPL, but for media vs. software) but we currently do not display this anywhere on the site.

I'd like to add a widget to the home page of the site that uses the following widget code from Creative Commons

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-sa/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.

For reference, it looks like this when added to a text widget:

https://cloudup.com/cF5CaIsGNUU+

Change History (5)

#1 @JerrySarcastic
12 months ago

Note that this widget code has been added to a text widget here, for reference: http://wordpress.tv/category/wordcamptv/

#2 follow-up: @Otto42
12 months ago

Question: Why are we using a Non-Commercial license for these videos? This clause makes the videos incompatible with the GPL and thus unavailable to be used in various other works of ours.

Note that CC-BY-SA 4.0 is compatible with the GPLv3.

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12 months ago

#4 in reply to: ↑ 2 @JerrySarcastic
12 months ago

Replying to Otto42:

Question: Why are we using a Non-Commercial license for these videos? This clause makes the videos incompatible with the GPL and thus unavailable to be used in various other works of ours.

Generally, we try to ensure that videos submitted to WordPress.tv are free of advertising and promotion, so that was my thinking with the non-commercial aspect of the license. However, I agree it is limiting when viewed in that light, and not in the correct spirit to align with the GPL.

CC-BY-SA works for me. Here is the updated code:

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>

#5 @JerrySarcastic
12 months ago

Also noting that the sidebars on the single video page are also hard-coded into this theme. Can we also add the CC widget to those too?

Ex: http://wordpress.tv/2015/12/07/matt-mullenweg-state-of-the-word-2015/

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