Question about possible use of NC works
zotz at 100jamz.com
Mon Apr 11 19:19:57 EDT 2005
On Monday 11 April 2005 01:03 pm, wiki_tomos wrote:
> >If we made it a condition of getting access to the NC works that a person
> >bring in and put on the system some other CC licensed work to build the
> >library, it looks like we would be closer to being cool.
> I understood this an idea that exchanging files is not "commercial,"
> because of the specific statement in the license text.
> But I am concerned about the possibility that this applies only to
> the people who exchange files, not the service provider who let people
> to exchange files.
> In other words, it seems to me that people can freely exchange CC-by-nc
> files, but the company providing the software, network, and/or
> associated database with advertisement cannot claim their service
> provision is non-commercial.
> In your idea, it seems that the store would act as both file exchanger
> and a file-exchange service provider. So that question seems to remain
> - is the service provider part a non-profit operation?
I guess it might depend on how you look at it. I was looking at it that the
store would be party A exchangeing files with another party B. There would be
no necessity for money to change hands in connection with the exchange. In
other words, there could be weeks of exchanges and no money changeing hands.
But, if the store sold blank CDs as a convenience, you could argue the case
both ways. Who wants to argue the case before the courts.
My whole motivation would be to spread CC works and for me just as
importantly, the ideas of alternate copyright licenses, especially copyleft
type licenses. So for my purposes, NC works are sub optimal as I prefer
copyleft type licenses. (Or ones that come close while better ones are worked
> By the way, many of the audio files are available via the original
> author's web sites, I think. And I believe some of them are happy to
> give songs for free of charge for the project like yours. You can
> possibly contact the authors and obtain a different license, like
> a two tier license that grants your store to offer that service,
> and grants CC-by-nc license to everyone else.
Yes, but that's probably too much work. I may put up an offer on the company
web site that would allow NC work authors to contact us if they want their
works hosted. This machine would be more for people who do not have high
speed connections and for people who might also like recommendations.
all the best,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com>
> To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts
> <cc-licenses at lists.ibiblio.org> Sent: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 07:58:49 -0400
> Subject: Re: Question about possible use of NC works
> >On Sunday 10 April 2005 10:53 pm, wiki_tomos wrote:
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com>
> >> To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts
> >> <cc-licenses at lists.ibiblio.org> Sent: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:15:58 -0400
> >> Subject: Re: Question about possible use of NC works
> >> >I appreciate your thoughtful reply. So far, it is the only one. Here is
> >> > the thing, if it is indeed this complex, and I fear it may be, the
> >> > only safe thing I see to do is to leave all NC works out of the
> >> > picture. Which is a shame, but when there is possible jail time and
> >> > hugh statutory fines possible for copyright violations, it is not the
> >> > time to take chances.
> >> Thank you for your kind words. Personally, I would do the same - leave
> >> NC works altogether to avoid troubles. It might be different if there
> >> are some legal precedents to rely on. I might feel a little more
> >> comfortable to tell what's non-commercial then, and do something that I
> >> wouldn't otherwise.
> >I was just re-reading the license text to anwer another post and I had
> > this thought based on this portion of 4.b.
> >"The exchange of the Work for other copyrighted works by means of digital
> >file-sharing or otherwise shall not be considered to be intended for or
> >directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation,
> >provided there is no payment of any monetary compensation in connection
> > with the exchange of copyrighted works."
> >"provided there is no payment of any monetary compensation in connection
> > with the exchange of copyrighted works."
> >So, how could we get in/avoid trouble with this provision? (Assuming I am
> >right that the building the library idea is a valid one.)
> >all the best,
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