[cc-community] rethink attribution
rob at robmyers.org
Thu May 1 17:19:25 EDT 2008
Jamison Young wrote:
> is the traditional film credits system partly structured the way it
> is because of the way rights are organized and payed out to artists?
> Could a different kind of attribution license exist/be adapted, that
> might work this way? If the film maker did not want to attribute as
> the art is being performed and wanted to put the credits at the end
> or the beginning of the film, the film maker could goto a central
> website and pay to have the rights cleared. Could be an interesting
> idea for the CC+ protocols.
> a lot of artists might go for this license, rather than just giving
> the art to film makers via a traditional form of attribution for free.
You don't have to attribute the work *as* it is performed, just *when*
it is performed. You have to attribute it appropriately to the medium,
and with the same emphasis as other credits.
The work is being performed as part of the film. The appropriate time to
display film credits is at the end (or beginning, depending on style).
The appropriate attribution, equal to other attributions, is as part of
So I don't think there is a problem with the licences and films.
Managing attribution with CC+ is an interesting idea, though. Paying to
waive attribution or attribute less prominently might be a useful degree
of granularity between BY-SA and a proprietary licence.
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