Intellectual property rights


We will ask selected writers to contribute to a collaborative body of work. After the writing is concluded, we will use the co-created fiction in an interactive presentation.

What we want to allow:

  1. The contributions will be publicly available, to enable others to build interactive visualizations of the content.
  2. The entire dataset is publically available in batch for research, art and experimental applications. As long as what you are doing with the data is non-commercial or academic research, you will be free to use it.
  3. Whenever a derivative project or work is published, the Babel Between Us project is given clear attribution

What we want to allow in certain cases:

  1. Great derivative works of art that require that artists get compensated for their work building on BBU. In these cases, there needs to be some way to negotiate for the right to monetize.

What we don’t want to allow:

  1. We don’t allow third parties to sell any part of BBU, for example as books of short stories from BBU without compensating the authors.

Our model for communal rights:

  1. We will start a non-profit association based in Sweden before the project begins.
  2. Everyone working on BBU signs over their rights for what they write on the BBU platform to the association, which immediately releases it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license.
  3. The bylaws of the association state that new members must be accepted by a majority vote of current members, which are only the core team when the project begins.
  4. We write into the bylaws of the association that citizens of all countries can be members and that meetings are to be held online.
  5. All participants in the BBU project become members of the association when they join the project.
  6. The bylaws of the association state that it always allows commercial use by the author of any piece of material they have written without any authorization by the association.
  7. Any other commercial use of BBU not covered by the Creative Commons license, in part or its entirety, must be approved by a majority vote of the organization at a member meeting.
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I’ve noted and accept the conditions. I am also supportive of Creative Commons as well as the Commons Movement