[cc-community] NC, anticapitalism and clashing visions of freedom - was: More discussion on NC
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Fri Oct 15 17:19:50 EDT 2010
On 15/10/2010 15:11, Paul Houle wrote:
> On 10/15/2010 8:29 AM, j.martin.pedersen wrote:
>> This turned into quite a long mail. I had the feeling that the
>> conversation was too much at cross-purposes and that one of the
>> sentiments behind desiring NC - namely the anti-corporate,
>> anti-capitalist - with respect to ideas of freeedom and in that
>> particular context in relation to Free Software and Free Culture
>> conceptions of freedom, was rather unclear.
> I dunno, one reason for "NC" licensing is that some people want to
> reserve the right to make money for themselves; copyright protection,
> patents, trademarks and similar devices are there, primarily, so people
> who produce something can have a (regulated) monopoly so they can profit
> from it. Making content "NC" can be a very capitalistic thing to do.
Perhaps some do. The CC-BY-SA people do that too by using 'free' in much
the same way as local supermarket use "Buy one get one free" as far as
that is concerned 'free' is nothing new. The Open Source software people
do that too, the software package is free but a number of commercial
enterprises are using that 'free' to advertise their special cost-ridden
People use all these licenses for differing motives. For me the NC
license is an advert that the content is probably going to be licensed.
That if someo9ne is a little bit commercial and contacts me they'll
probably get an OK to use.
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