[cc-licenses] 912 emails about DRM
bydosa at davidchart.com
Fri Apr 13 23:43:28 EDT 2012
On 2012/04/14, at 4:14, Rob Myers wrote:
> The only "you" who needs and will benefit from this power are DRM
> platform vendors.
This is not true. Creators who become able to distribute and sell to people who own iPhones also benefit, as do the people who own the iPhones.
If we are using the licenses as a political tool against things of which we disapprove, can I suggest adding a clause prohibiting distribution in jurisdictions without strong legal protection of free speech? (China, North Korea, Iran, most of the 'stans) This is a bigger problem than DRM. Why isn't CC taking a strong stand?
If the license is not supposed to be a political tool in this way, I fail to see how prohibiting a certain form of distribution increases anyone's freedom. If you were allowed to distribute DRM-encumbered versions without a parallel version, that would, obviously, be a problem. However, no-one is suggesting that.
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