Intended Meaning of "Non-Commercial"
dcarrera at math.umd.edu
Wed Apr 6 16:39:47 EDT 2005
Greg London wrote:
> Once you obtain the work, you can do anything
> with it commercially as long as it doesnt require
> you to copy/distribute/derive.
Hhmm... I understand better, but still have doubts.
> > * If the work can be used to help me provide a paid service. For example,
> > suppose I'm a teacher, and I use the work to teach. Is that commercial?
> If you distribute the work as part of your textbook, it breaks the license.
Say I give the book to a student for free, and charge for the teaching
services. Is that allowed?
> > * If I use the work to advertise another product. Is that commercial?
> you're distributing the work as part of teh advertisement,
> so if you're paid for it, it breaks the license.
Say I make shoes. Someone takes a picture of one of my shoes and publishes
it under the BY-NC. I grab that picture and put it on a flyer advertising
my shoes. I give out the flyer for free.
Does that break the license?
> Note: this is what I THOUGHT non-commercial meant.
> Now it has to be qualified with whether or not
> you make a profit or not.
> Don't worry. I'm selling your work "at cost".
> Yeah, that's it. Trust me. It's at cost.
Well, /that/ is not the situation I'm concerned about. I am happy to
consider "non-commercial" to mean $0 for /selling/ copies, or making
copies. What I'm concerned about is alternate ways to make money off the
product that don't involve charging for copies.
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