Draft License 2.5 - Now open for discussion
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri May 27 19:24:45 EDT 2005
On Friday 27 May 2005 06:29 pm, mp wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 20:30, drew Roberts wrote:
> > It is anything but clear. Some hold that a school which charges tuition
> > could use NC works as text books and the like and still fall within the
> > NC guidelines if they are a non-profit school. But, if they are a for
> > profit school, they can't Some think it doesn't matter the status of the
> > entity it matters what the particular use is. Etc.
> > Do you have any clarity to add? I am sure many here honestly want to
> > know. I am one.
> in other aspects of trade and exchange there is something called "Fair
> Trade" (which certainly has its own problems:
> http://www.newint.org/issue377/essay.htm), but this concept nevertheless
> suggests that there can be gradations in the "morality" of trade. In
> other words, commercial activity can be benevolent, well-meaning and
> mutually enriching - and it can be horrible, but to make trade/commerce
> an either/or choice is too simplistic.
> in various social movement media project it has been stressed again and
> again that NC is too problematic, because many of their creations
> (documentaries, particularly) are used by other social movement
> collectives to generate an income, mostly through screenings (that of
> course also are outreach events).
> perhaps it is time for Free trade (as opposed to free trade) or
> something similar in the CC taxonomy?
The first thing we need with NC is clarity. If we know exactly how it works,
then we will know if we are satisfied with how it works or if we want
something else. We will also know what we are safe in doing and what we are
not safe in doing. As it is, I don't feel safe in touching NC works. Other
than perhaps to download and listen to in the case of music.
> it is somewhat ironic that radical anti-capitalist argue against NC and
> indicates that some sort of serious reconfiguration is needed...
Perhaps CC, like the GPL is going to be a great maker of strange bedfellows.
all the best,
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