[cc-community] An online place to post
lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 21:57:33 EDT 2008
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:18 AM, jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sueing Google out of existence won't solve any problems. Indeed, it
> will simply make tracking down copyright violations far more difficult
> than it currently is.
> Anybody who thinks that YouTube is hard to police for copyright
> violations, hasn't tried to track copyright violations on the
The cc community has common cause with the labels on this issue.
A huge problem for CC is that there's no immediate need for a legal
way to do things in most user's eyes. Getting sued for unauthorized
distribution is so unlikely that people don't care whether they have
permission, and so the benefit of a permissive license is moot.
This is similar to the situation with the mp3 patents, which aren't
enforced aggressively enough to make the value of patent-free media
If it was possible to automatically generate enough DMCA takedown
requests to meet the labels' needs, permissively licensed media would
be in much better position.
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