[cc-community] Want your comments and feedback on Selling CC-By-SA-NC
jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 20:17:38 EDT 2010
On 10/09/2010 10:54 PM, Andrew Rens wrote:
>that NC be abolished?
Replace NC with half a dozen or so licenses, each of which addresses one
or more specific issues that people currently appear to think that the
NC license covers.
> Or that NC be clarified?
At a minimum, the license needs to define the term "non-commercial".
> If you want NC abolished is that because you are ideologically opposed to NC?
* MIT has one set of guidelines about what the CC-BY-SA-NC license means;
* Creative Commons Foundation has a different set of guidelines about
what the CC-BY-SA-NC license means;
* The Dutch Collection Society has a third set of guidelines about what
the CC-BY-NC-SA license means;
These three sets of guidelines tend towards being mutually exclusive.
> What about Mark Shuttleworth's argument that by including the people who
> want NC in the CC community CC has prevented license proliferation
I'm wondering how you define "license proliferation", if you think the
current situation does not warrant that term.
I'll grant that none of the hundred plus licenses out there that have
points in common with the CC-NC license have gained much traction
outside of the specific community that created them.
>What of a definition that might permit someone to make money in some
secondary way, but which is manifestly clear?
That is the current case with the NC license. More to the point, it is
so unobvious to people that that is the case, that even when they wake
up to the fact that that is permitted, they don't believe it.
> Would you feel anxious that someone somewhere might make some money?
This is where you have to extensively research what specific rights and
practices that people that license their content with an NC license
think are being protected, or granted. Use the NC survey that CC did
last year as a preliminary step prior to the pilot study. Bring those
100+ licenses with points in common with the CC-NC license into the
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