I like recursivity in acronyms such as GNU, which stands for “GNU’s Not Unix”, and also in cartoons. A recent example for a recursive cartoon is featured below, addressing a great number of issues regularly debated around the alternative copyright licensing standard Creative Commons. The author of the work is Patrick Hochstenbach, a comic artist, programmer, and digital architect at University of Ghent libraries. You can also find his work on Instagram and Twitter.

Patrick Hochstenbach, CC-BY-SA

Patrick Hochstenbach, CC-BY-SA

A non-comprehensive list of issued covered in the cartoon, which is, of course, also Creative Commons licensed:

  • Creative Commons means that some rights remain reserved, while others are granted to third parties in a general way.
  • Creative Commons licenses do not mean that authors cannot earn money with their works.
  • Creative Commons licensed works can be much more easily shared on various social media platforms.
  • Copyleft licenses such as those with the ShareAlike module make it impossible to re-appropriate the work by third parties.

(leonhard)