[cc-licenses] Use of derivatives by original author.
laveaux at poorteacher.com
Sun Sep 25 13:22:49 EDT 2005
If you were to allow others to use the work commercially you could
potentially increase your market. With "attribution" you and your
theoretical competitor are using the same brand and you both benefit from
that. Restricting contributors to non-commercial endeavors undermines the
point of open content.
There is no incentive for someone to contribute to your RPG if you are
simply going to snatch and republish it, taking their rights to do so
themselves. However, if you and theoretical competitors are both publishing
materials the market can grow and you can tap your materials into a market
you didn't have before. The economy of open content suggests that the more
people that use the same brand the larger the brand's market share becomes
and although you may not have received royalties from others using your
brand you can tap into that person's market whenever you like.
I would personally reconsider your outlook on this and as a RPG publisher
myself I know the open economy actually works.
Take a look at this article for more detail on the subject:
On 9/25/05 11:36 AM, "longdead" <longdead at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rob Myers wrote:
>> This would be a "What's Mine Is Mine What's Yours Is Mine" license.
>> The only circumstances I can see this working in would be something
>> like Start Trek fan fiction where fans would be happy to be "paid in
>> canon", that is by having their work made part of the official story
> Close, it is for a Role Playing Game book/project. One where I would
> like the option to print contributions up along with my own original
> material and sell the print books. And one where I would want to avoid
> the possibility of having the game/game world hijacked commercially by
> another person or company. As long as no one was using it commercially,
> I wouldn't care much what they did with it, as long as it was properly
> Matt Carr
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