[cc-licenses] Third-party licensing of works
lizb at wfmu.org
Tue Jul 10 17:06:22 EDT 2007
>> As I understand from Terry's advice, we should license the right to
>> distribute the work (we're actually not compensating the artists in any
>> way, just providing a curated platform for distro), making by-nc or
>> by-nc-nd conditions for the agreement. Sounds like a great plan that will
>> cover all bases.
>Is there any reason to limit the choices to by-nc and by-nc-nd? Wouldn't
>BY-SA and plain BY also work for your purposes? Or am I missing something?
We will definitely accept works licensed under any other CC scheme, as
well as public domain material (however, unlike many other CC music
sites, ours will be curated). We are only limiting the choices we will
offer specific artists that we approach to obtain permissions.
Like I said before, WFMU is going to be approaching bands/artists who may
have never heard of CC before. Although some of these folks are bedroom
artists with day jobs, etc, many of the bands we plan to approach are
actually working musicians who make money from touring and CD sales. In
educating these bands about CC, I think that a big point of security for
them is the fact that the by-nc license allows music fans to access their
songs (good exposure), but prevents say, a car company from using the song
in a TV commercial and the band getting nothing.
If an artist who is knowledgeable about CC wishes to ditch the nc caveat
on their own accord, great. But I believe that WFMU asking this of a band
who doesn't know much about CC in the first place would result in either
the band turning us down outright, or being angry later when they hear
their song in a car commercial. We want to offer a situation that will be
most appealing to an artist who might be skeptical about CC.
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