[cc-community] Ubiquitous funding system for free culture projects?
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Jun 4 10:41:15 EDT 2010
On Friday 04 June 2010 02:45:42 Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
> On 04/06/2010, at 1:36 PM, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> > I've been thinking about this idea for a while, and since a related
> > question has been posted for Reddit's upcoming interview with Richard
> > Stallman, i thought i'd finally make a post. The idea is basically to
> > create a fully featured funding platform so that sites like Jamendo.com
> > don't have to duplicate efforts enabling people to support works they
> > appreciate. Please let me know what you think
> Take a look at the Genero Initiative first:
> http://issuu.com/FriBit/docs/genero-fscons and www.inweave.org.
On a quick look, it looks like Genaro may be depending on a non-Free cc
license to work, if so, how is that funding Free Culture?
> The Genero project is an effort to establish an ecosystem for production,
> reproduction and distribution of creative works with free licenses. It is
> a network of service providers connected to a federated registry where all
> free culture in the world can be registered in a standardized way. Anyone
> can become a Genero Service Provider, and provide access to this "internet
> of content".
> They either register content with the registry, or search through the
> registry and copies what they want to publish. This in itself makes free
> culture more visible and findable by providing a common ground for all
> content (based on free licenses) from all over the world. That is the part
> of making free culture more available.
> The other aspect of Genero is to enable business models for free culture.
> The Genero license is a commercial addition to a Creative Commons license
> using the CC+ framework.
How do they claim this will work for BY or BY-SA licenses, the two major Free
> Instead of providing specific commercial terms,
> the Genero license is a basic framework that enables any kind of business
> model. Typical business terms are unit cost and revenue share; for example
> "If you sell my song, I want $2 per copy no matter what you charge"; or
> "you get 20% from whatever revenue, I get 80%".
Don't these terms remove the work from the Free realm?
> These business terms are
> standardized and machine readable. Also, the license permits mashups and
> re-use without prior permission, as long as parent works gets a "fair
> share" of any revenues. Genero provides guidelines for what constitues a
> fair share.
> This pre-agreed standardized way of handling money makes it easier to be an
> artist. The artist just creates and publishes, while the Genero "internet
> of content" handles distribution. When the song sells, the artist gets
> paid. The legal hassle and friction of the permission system is gone,
> replaced by standard agreements much like Amazon's Click-to-accept. We also
> prepare for other aspects of the commercial ecosystem, such as financial
> and legal services.
Despite the objections/questions above, I think something like this probably
can be achieved in the Free realm.
all the best,
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