Dual Licensing and Selling CC'd Content
robmyers at mac.com
Wed Feb 2 07:31:05 EST 2005
On Wednesday, February 02, 2005, at 12:07PM, <Sigmascape1 at cs.com> wrote:
>First question deals with the issue of dual licensing. I've read a lot of threads about it, but I need some help. Is it a common pratice for content, say a photograph, to be licensed under multiple CC licenses?
Not that I know of. Online repositories tend to stick to one license for each work although they may have different licenses for different works. Flickr allows you to use CC licenses (http://www.flickr.com/) for example.
>Is it kind of like a Magnatunes situation, a kind of try before you buy thing?
The Prelinger archive have released thousands of films for free at the Internet Archive. These are low-resolution versions of the films. You can buy high-resolution versions. A similar scheme might work for static images.
Artisthousemusic seem to do a similar thing, selling DVDs of their Free music with commentaties and ultra-high-quality versions of the tracks:
So if you release low-rez images for casual use and charge for hi-rez images for commercial use that might match that model. It's more "pay for better" than "try before you buy".
>My second question deals with selling content. I am looking into the possibility of releasing digital artwork I have created, and selling it on CDs. At the same time, I am going to make some of the same content available for free via my ibiblio account and on my website. Can anyone point me to other examples of people/companies selling CC'd content. My artwork is going to be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Loca Records (http://www.locarecords.com/) release all their music cc-by-sa and sell CDs as well as having their tracks on iTMS. They seem to be doing well and have some amazingly cool music. There's also opsound (http://www.opsound.org/). And there's magnatunes as you've mentioned but their licensing model is weirder that Loca/opsound's flat CC licensing.
I've personally bought CDs from Loca and opsound. I was opsounds first UK purchaser. :-) Call me old-fashioned but I prefer to tweak my own audio file parameters and have a backup of the raw data. :-)
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