[cc-community] Collaboration Protection License design
email at greglondon.com
Fri Nov 5 23:23:07 EST 2004
Ko Chira said:
> Hello all,
> I'm coordinating the design of a licensing structure that allows people to
> license their work (literary, educational, software, music, patented work)
> for the common good, while ensuring that a percentage of all revenues derived
> from commercial uses of their work are diverted to organisations that use
> this money to protect our rights regarding intellectual property. Currently,
> organisations that work for the common good in this way (Creative Commons,
> Free Software Foundation) don't have enough funds to meet their challenges.
> This goal of this system is to arrange corporations to pay those fees.
So, it's like the compulsory license but for media other than music?
> This work is inspired by the success of licenses such as the Creative Commons
> licenses and the GNU licenses, as well as alarm at the erosion of rights that
> will not only hamper individuals, but eventually cripple the nearsighted
> corporations that may be lobbying against the public interest. I'm committed
> to coordinating efforts so that we may develop a working solution to these
uhm, I don't know if I'd use the word "inspired by" and "GNU licenses" quite
so closely together. GNU lets anyone use the work for commercial purposes and
asks for no take of the profits.
> You can read more about the proposed license idea at
> http://chira.net/clarify/License . Feel free to email me at
> license at chira.net regarding any issue related to the ones discussed here.
> I would welcome any advice, ideas, cooperation, mentoring, etc. If anyone has
> similar concerns or projects I would be honoured to help them as well.
A compulsory license for every possible medium would be a lot fo work,
but could have interesting consequences. Best of luck.
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