[cc-licenses] sampling + 1.0 and remix competition, with prize for winner
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Fri Jul 7 05:02:39 EDT 2006
rob at robmyers.org wrote:
> Quoting Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com>:
> > That's interesting. Now I want to see CC's "Use cases for
> > 'creatively transforming' " paper (like the NC paper they did
> > awhile back).
> > Sounds more free than NC at this point, though. (Oh no! My color
> > codes are all wrong now! :-O)
> It's an interesting and very good license. It's not Free in the free
> software sense, but it grants the freedoms that sampling musicians
> want in the way they want. So it won't help with orphan works,
> ripping, p2p, etc. but it does keep the social contract of sampling.
Well actually, I'm not entirely sure about that. I have my 4 freedoms
1) I can use the work (listen to it)
2) I can pass it on to my friends (because that's non-commercial)
3) I can modify the work to my needs (and now the NC goes away)
4) I can share my modified work (even commercially)
It's interesting, because, really, it's the "transformative" uses that
really matter in terms of the copyleft culture.
I agree that FSF and DFSG guidelines would probably come down
on the side of it being non-free, but it's in an interesting and more
useful case than the By-NC or By-NC-SA (which prohibit the
transformative commercial case). IOW, it's easy to produce a
"free as in speech" work -- all I have to do is disintegrate the original
into samples or patches, and the unordered collection is a free
work in the FSF/DFSG sense.
At least, that's my understanding at this point.
> Creative transformation would probably be Negativland's
> "Transformative Fair Use" which they talk about in the book that
> comes with their CD "No Business".
Hmm. Well, I think that what constitutes "transformation" is
probably subject to interpretation. In a big way.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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