Call for more license options - Creative Commons Legal Code
zotz at 100jamz.com
Mon Mar 28 13:32:25 EST 2005
On Monday 28 March 2005 01:13 pm, Greg London wrote:
> drew Roberts said:
> > ... people with big money are ... lobbying for ... laws that put me at
> > grave risk of jail ... for what could be simple innocent mistakes
> oooh-kaayy, so what exactly are we talking about here?
although I am hot, I am not over the top. (At least I don't think I am.)
Found out last week that (according to my lawyer) a person in my country who
goes to a store and buys a few dvds or cds, believing them to be the genuine
article, is subject to a fine of $50,000.00 per disk and I think jail - all
for simple posession of those disks.
I think this is out of hand, and I am a bit bothered by the situation right
now. I have the idea in my head right now that I would not want the people
responsible for pushing for the passage of such laws, to be able to take a
song I wrote, and paid to have produced and then released under CC BY-SA to
be able to take this song and include it in an album/cd with a bunch of their
traditionally copyrighted songs and earn money which will help them fund
their push for even worse laws.
I may change my mind when I cool down, but given the range of options CC says
they want to provide, (is this right?) what is inherently with these being
amoung the options to choose from.
all the best,
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