The Creative Commons project has announced
beginning of the process leading to version 4.0 of its license suite.
They have some specific issues to solve and are looking for input on other
improvements that should be made to the licenses at the same time.
"The treatment of sui generis database rights in the 3.0 licenses
continues to be a show-stopper for many, including governments in
Europe. This fosters an environment in which custom licenses proliferate,
inevitably resulting in silos of incompatibly-licensed content that cannot
be maximally shared and remixed. But there exist still other reasons for
pursuing 4.0 at this time, including the desire to adjust the licenses to
more fully support adoption by intergovernmental organizations and those
looking for a more internationally-oriented license suite.
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