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Monday, November 10, 2008

Version 3.0 of the DiPP licenses

Germany's Digital Peer Publishing (DiPP) program has launched version 3.0 of its Digital Peer Publishing license.  From today's announcement:

...All three licenses types Basic DPPL, free DPPL and modular DPPL have been updated and are now legally adapted to the German Copyright Act. Especially the new modes of exploitation (according to sections 31a and 32a of the German Copyright Act) have been modified. The licenses also allow the combination with other kinds of licenses such as the Creative Commons (CC) license. Thereby there are no legal barriers to people being able to remix there license works with the CC. Single regulations arrange the compatibility between the DPPL and the CC as well as the GNU Free Documentation License. Contempts against the DPPL are now subject to international law. Furthermore, the new licenses grant renumeration towards collecting societies. By this means the licenses consider an alteration of the CC.

English translations and an update of the FAQs of the licenses will be announced soon.