[cc-community] cc and ipod
robmyers at mac.com
Sun Dec 12 17:14:35 EST 2004
I think it's more the idea of iTunes and iTMS supporting CC metadata.
It would be great if there was a CC metadata plugin for iTunes. I don't
know how open the iTunes APIs are, though. Perhaps Apple could add it,
it wouldn't take much work (surely?) and would help with their
record-company-placating DRM by showing what rights are reserved.
The rumor grapevine has it that Apple will allow the next version of
"Garage band" to publish tracks via iTMS. It would be great if they
would let you CC-license work to be sold. There are already CC-licensed
music repositories (opsound) and record labels (loca, opsound). If
iTunes allowed you to search iTMS by CC license type and metadata, that
would take it even further.
Since Apple really don't really make any money on iTMS sales, they
should allow CC-licensed work to be sold . Indeed they should encourage
it, as it will drive sales of garageband and iPods, which is the whole
point of iTMS.
So to return to the original question, iTMS, garage Band and iTunes
could provide a user-friendly GUI for buying, creating, hosting and
listening to CC-licensed content, searchable and manageable by CC
metadata. Since iTMS is a legal fig-leaf for selling iPods, it doesn't
matter what kind of content iTMS sells as long as it doesn't upset the
record labels. CC-licensed content is still copyrighted and doesn't
challenge anyone's rights, so how could they object? ;-)
The only problem is iTMS's DRM, which breaks the CC licenses. Whether
Apple or the record labels would accept that artists who license their
work CC are within their rights to request no DRM is another matter
On 12 Dec 2004, at 19:29, Christian Fries wrote:
> Ben. I don't understand the question. If someone offers their music
> under a CC as an MP3 it will work with iPod and iTunes, since both
> support MP3.
> Christian Fries
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> Am 12.12.2004 um 14:42 schrieb Ben Goldman:
>> Could someone explain to me how a creative-commons license might
>> someday (or today) work in the context of a system like ipod and
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