Ad-based revenue of website containing cc material
hyevoltage at tmail.com
Mon Aug 9 21:00:49 EDT 2004
> It might. One major issue is what the ads are for. If they're
> something like Google ads that are for unrelated outside services,
> that seems more commercial than ads for other content on the site. It
> sounds as though the ads are external, since they're
> generating >revenue.
Yes, google ads as well as some sponsored ads which are external as
> The difference between "most" and "all" could be significant. In my
> mental reconstruction of a hypothetical judge hearing such a case, the
> difference feels like it makes a difference.
I am considering donating all excess revenue (net profit) back to the
creators/holders of the cc-licensed material. Again, my primary
interest is not making money from this, but at the same time not losing
money either. As owner and employee of the corporation I would however
consider getting payed a small salary for my time which would be taken
from the revenues and considered part of the operating costs. Since my
income from this corp. would be a direct result of revenues earned
through hosting and delivery of the cc-licensed content, could this be
construed as infringement? My guess is most probably.
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