[cc-licenses] Zune Breaks CC
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Sep 15 17:13:54 EDT 2006
On Friday 15 September 2006 03:02 pm, rob at robmyers.org wrote:
> (Via the libre society.)
> "Zune's viral approach to DRM is in violation of all of Creative Commons
> licenses. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes before someone
> actually challenges Microsoft on this."
> This is an local area network equivalent to the webcasting right that WIPO
> are trying to force through. Please can CC say something to Microsoft about
> It is important to note that even parallel distibution language wouldn't
> fix this problem: the Zune cannot distribute an unencumbered version
> alongside the viral DRM-encumbered version.
> The Zune is therefore a law-breaking engine that disregards the rights and
> the business models of artists and that ignores the licenses on copyrighted
> works in order to make money for Microsoft at the expense of the musicians
> whose work they are stealing.
I have no great love of Microsoft, but I don't like this stealing language
when those on the other side of things use it for their benefit. If it is
anything, it is a copyright violation in either instance. Nothing is being
stolen from anyone.
That said, what is this viral approach to DRM?
> OK I don't believe that but you can imagine
> how the RIAA would react if MS were similarly breaking their licenses.
> - Rob.
all the best,
(da idea man)
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