[cc-licenses] Collecting societies (and PROs)
rob at robmyers.org
Fri Apr 13 15:57:12 EDT 2012
On 04/10/2012 02:19 PM, drew Roberts wrote:
> There is no reason why BY or BY-SA should be incompatible either.
There is because it clashes with how collecting societies operate at the
moment. If I belong to a collecting society, and I license my work
BY-SA, then there is a contradiction between the society's right to
collect on the copyrights of my work, and your right to use the work
I can give you the right to freely use my work, or I can give the
collecting society the right to collect fees from everyone who uses my
work. I cannot do both at the same time...
Every so often someone proposes a creating a CC-friendly collecting
society. It doesn't happen, but I think that existing collecting
societies could do their members a great service by also enforcing CC
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