Any copyright lawyer around? Can a license be limited in time?

Here is an example of a license mention in a documentary. Says the CC-By-NC-ND 3.0 license is valid until january 2021.

For the catalan speakers, in your opinion, does it include January or not?

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@xuv i'm not a catalan speaker but it says: "not later than", right?

now the problem is to figure out what that means hahaha

@xuv doesn’t seem to be valid per the license:

“3. License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Licensor hereby grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) license to exercise the rights in the Work as stated below:”

(If I got the wrong license variation blame my phone, I suspect they all have some form of perpetual though)

@xuv Thank you for sharing. I watched it last night and loved it. Very happy to have her in our city :-)

@xuv Well executed and quite a bittersweet piece (which really does justice to the rather grim reality of politics), thanks for the recommendation!

@xuv I'm not a lawyer but the license does include these two clauses:

"No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits."


"The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms."

Those would both *seem* to invalidate any time limit on the license. But again, IANAL.

@jcholder Thx for digging up these clauses.

I see another possible outcome of this. The CC license is invalid in this case since there is a time limit.

It is an interesting discussion to have with a CC lawyer, I think. :)

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