[cc-community] ASCAP VS CREATIVE COMMONS
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Dec 23 07:54:02 EST 2006
On Saturday 23 December 2006 04:57 am, Pieter Roosens wrote:
> Op 23-dec-06, om 00:54 heeft Bjorn Wijers het volgende geschreven:
> > I would greatly appreciate some input on this from other (EU)
> > countries
> > as I'm currently writing an article about the Dutch situation and I
> > would like to connect the Dutch situation with other (EU) countries.
> Here in Belgium, it's about the same situation as in the Netherlands,
> or maybe worse.
> I am currently trying to ignite a public discussion about this issue,
> in collaboration with an official artist organisation.
> This seems to gonna take place in 2007. Hopefully.
> I'll keep you guys posted here.
> I regret though that some people are putting CC "against" copyright,
> while it should be complementary, in my opinion.
The problem in my view is not that CC is against copyright. After all CC and
the GPL are instances of copyright licenses. The problem, in my view, is that
the copyright system is "against" the artists while CC may be trying to be
for the artist. Hence the struggle.
> I also know of well known artists, who have used CC and then got
> trouble with their collection agency.
> SABAM - the major Belgian agency, told me they can't administer
> different songs in a different way for the same artist.
> And their contracts give them exclusive collection rights.
Is it only their contracts that give them exclusive collections rights, or is
it the laws of the country that make them the only collection agency that CAN
exist in the country?
> exception would be the artist's music on his own website. hmm...
> Seems like a short way to paralysis.
> Have a creative day,
all the best,
(da idea man)
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