hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Wed Oct 10 19:45:55 EDT 2007
Jon Phillips wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 09:51 -0500, Terry Hancock wrote:
>>Or to put it another way -- who chooses which brokers appear in the CC+
>>links? The artist? The publishing site? CC?
> This is a good question...this is really up to the arrangement between
> the license-holder and the broker...of course, both parties could be the
Let me rephrase yet again...
CC+ appears to be about providing tools to distribution sites (e.g.
Flickr) to allow artist's online works to have a link that goes to a
license broker who would allow the viewer to pay for (or otherwise
negotiate) additional rights in the work.
Does the proposed CC+ system provide for the artist to choose (or limit)
what brokers are displayed? Or does the system leave that up to the
distributor (Flickr, in this example).
This could be important for the proposed collective licensing shift
brokers, because without the artist being able to choose this, a couple
of bad market pathologies can occur -- either no effective competition
because Flickr establishes by fiat which brokers will be displayed, or
competition which causes collective failure for collective buys (because
instead of many people cooperating through one collective, you'd have
multiple collectives competing).
You want collective brokers to be competing (with each other) for
artists, not for buyers, nor for distribution sites.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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