We have been having a discussion in a chat room on whether the exact spelling matters when referring to a License, in this particular case the CC BY-SA License - which applies to any content posted to any of the Stack Exchange sites - and is linked to in the Stack Exchange Network Terms of Service
I had mistakenly referred to it (in a comment) using the name
CC-by-SA instead of the correct
CC BY-SA (additional hyphen and lower case
It was pointed out to me that this incorrect usage could potentially jeopardise any legal case brought against Stack Exchange in the US.
Is this the case? Would an unintended misspelling be that serious in a legal case?
Would the fact that the misspelling occurred in a transient comment make any difference?
Would the fact that I am an elected moderator (on SU) - and therefore presumably a "representative" of Stack Exchange - make any difference? (Compared to and ordinary user making the same mistake).
Note that the Moderator Agreement explicitly states "I acknowledge and agree that I am an independent volunteer moderator to Stack Overflow and I am not an employee, agent or representative of Stack Exchange Inc., and I have no authority to bind Stack Exchange Inc. in any manner."