[cc-licenses] Creative commons for music
gary at audn.net
Mon Apr 3 17:23:54 EDT 2006
Websites such as podsafeaudio.com use non-Commercial Creative Commons
licensing to allow people to continue to make podcasts and internet radio
streams without having to deal with the absurd licensing needed by 'popular'
People are now starting to add advertising to their Podcasts and Internet
radio streams, so that they can generate revenue, and reward themselves for
the spent hours running these ventures. Using this music helps the small
musicians and small record labels via exposure and helps these small radio
stations compete with the huge corporations who dominate radio ownership.
However, adding advertising now "officially" breaks the non-Commercial
aspect of the CC license?
The Music industry seriously needs a different version of the CC license
which allows commercial companies to be allowed to broadcast the work, be it
using Podcast, traditional radio, internet radio, in clubs, pubs or cafes
etc. for public entertainment. This is not just the commercial CC license,
as music could not be burnt on a CD and sold, become the brand of a
corporation, using to advertise a product, or derivative works made etc.
Perhaps the non-Commercial license should have an option to allow
broadcasting on commercial radio/casting as long as it is not used as part
of an advertising message and the track still attributed in a reasonable
Is this in the realm of CC, or does the industry need a separate alternative
to PPL/MCPC/PRS (this is what we have in the UK).
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