[cc-community] CC+ Logo Pointing To My Own Website?
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sun Jun 29 10:43:51 EDT 2008
On Saturday 28 June 2008 22:46:04 Michael David Crawford wrote:
> drew Roberts wrote:
> > How about "CUSTOM COMMERCIAL LICENSE"???
> That's a little too long to be readible in a 72 DPI button - you'd have
> to use real small type.
> Also, the desired license might not actually be commercial at all, in
> the case of a purely amateur filmmaker who posts videos to YouTube for fun.
> I considered just CUSTOM LICENSE, but I thought it might not be
> I finally came up with SPECIAL LICENSE. That seemed to capture what I
> My first attempt at actual graphics is here:
> That will be the real page for requesting additional permissions - that
> is, the CC-Plus license RDF will have that URL, and printed material
> will spell it out in text.
> I'm not happy with the readibility of SPECIAL LICENSE in the 72 DPI
> button, but I think I can improve it if I loosen up the tracking - that
> is, put more space between each character. I'll try that after I post
> **** HOWEVER! ****
> I don't actually want to go ahead and use SPECIAL LICENSE for my
> application of CC-Plus until someone in the know at one of the Creative
> Commons office says it's OK.
> I got the impression, when I went to the party in San Francisco a while
> back, and heard Larry Lessig's introduction to CC-Plus, that there had
> been no consideration of CC-Plus being used for any purpose but to grant
> commercial use of otherwise NonCommercial material.
> If that's the case, I'd like to be the first one to point out the
> obvious application to BY-SA - not having to ShareAlike. I'm happy to
> serve as a test case for this.
> I think it would also be useful for BY-ND, to permite certain kinds of
> derivative works. In my specific case, I have a bunch of BY-ND essays
> that I'd like to get translated to foreign languages, and as many of
> them as possible!
Indeed, cc+ would seem to be useful for any situation where the granted
license might not suit some potential users.
BUT. It would seem that it will only really be propery useful in situations
where there can be standard exceptions spelled out in advance. I mean, it
should be obvious that anyone is always free to contact a rights holder and
start negotiations. We don't need a logo to indicate that.
> One final note - I won't be rolling out CC-Plus on my website, or in my
> music downloads, until I move my site from
> http://www.geometricvisions.com/ to http://www.michaeldavidcrawford.com/
> It's going to take some time, and a lot of work.
> Besides the web design, there is license metadata to be updated in my
> downloads, new torrents to generate and seed, and a great deal of
> printed material - my CD label, case insert, a poster that I put on
> bulleting boards that has tear-off tabs with the URL on them, and
> handbills I give out, or leave on counters in record stores for their
> customers to take.
> But besides getting a commercial printer to print my sheet music, I'll
> also get one to do my handbills - once the new domain is ready.
> And T-Shirts, with my cool geometric logo! And coffee mugs!
> I'm such a whore...
> Thanks for your help everyone,
> Michael David Crawford
> michael at geometricvisions.com
all the best,
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