[cc-licenses] different license for different bitrate
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Wed Jan 3 17:43:58 EST 2007
Dana Powers wrote:
> This does highlight that there may be an independent creation problem
> with licensing multiple bitrates. If there's no actual copying
> involved, I can see no reason why a licensor of a CC-BY low bitrate
> file couldn't upsample themselves, to the extent that technology makes
> that possible.
Of course, but an "upsampled" 128 kbit file made from a 64 kbit original
contains no additional information from the 64 kbit (unless they add
it). It's not the same work as a downsampled 128 kbit file made from a
384 kbit original.
To make this perhaps a bit more clear for those of us with a visual
bias, if you blow up a 256x256 JPG to 2048x2048, you will get scaled-up
JPG artifacts, not more detail. A blow up of a 256x256 picture is not
the same picture as a reduction from the 2048x2048 original that the
256x256 file was made from.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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