[cc-community] Are political uses non-commercial?
andrewrens at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 04:23:57 EDT 2009
One possible solution would be to simply use CC By-SA, which would allow a
political campaign to use the work but require that any derivative work
produced be licence under a Share Alike licence, which would allow you, and
the political campaigns opposition to parody the use made by the political
The idea being that the best response to bad speech is more speech.
2009/7/2 Fear Salesman <fear at fearsalesman.com>
> Hi all,
> I've just released my first single as an indie artist and will be releasing
> an album later this year. I'm having a hard time finding an appropriate
> license, although everything points me toward a CC NC-A license. My main
> reservation is political uses.
> During the most recent US presidential election the McCain/Palin campaign
> used Heart's "Barracuda" after buying a license from ASCAP, even though the
> band objected. Earlier this year Nicolas Sarkozy used a MGMT song without
> permission during his campaign. I'd like to find a license that prohibits
> uses by political campaigns. The CC license does not seem to address this
> explicitly, so I'm wondering if political uses are considered commercial?
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> - N
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