[cc-licenses] NC considered harmful? Prove it...
email at greglondon.com
Mon Mar 12 20:19:48 EDT 2007
> I don't see what is wrong or harmful with a single person or a small
> project using the NC license to protect their "commercial" interest,
That's a perfectly fine use for CC-NC.
It is a good license to give away free samples,
encourage fans to trade your work,
explicitely allow for fan fiction, fan derivatives,
and that sort of thing.
> The GPL is great at what it does, which is ensuring the spread
> and improvement of free software; however, I do not see how its
> model could be applied beneficially to the world of arts and
> culture, not in most cases anyway.
Well, the original question was whether or not CC-NC
is harmful to a "commons". And this almost automatically
requires addressing licenses that ARE commons licenses.
That GNU-GPL is mentioned does not mean GNU-GPL is implied
to be the end-all-be-all license to solve all problems
all the time, just that GNU-GPL is a commons license.
And the generally agreed upon, though not neccessarily
proven, viewpoint of GNU-GPL and CC-NC is that CC-NC does
not create as deep or as wide a commons as GNU-GPL does.
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