[cc-licenses] 912 emails about DRM
rob at robmyers.org
Mon Apr 16 18:22:06 EDT 2012
On 04/16/2012 08:58 PM, James Grimmelmann wrote:
> As long as the parallel distribution really is sufficiently clear
> and convenient, nothing has been mooted. Anyone who wishes to redistribute
> or modify the work has the ability to do so readily. They may not be
> able to modify or redistribute a particular *copy*, but they will have
> the freedom that matters: to use, share, and change the *work*.
The work is its instances, not the platonic possibility of using it
The licenses already allow individuals to install work onto their
DRM-encumbered devices privately. (IMO, IANAL.) This is as much as is
> This is, I think, the real heart of the issue (it went by the name
> of "platform monopolies" in an early round of discussions). Is it better to
This was Greg London's formalization of it, yes.
> have no one in a position to distribute in this format, or to have some
> people who are able to, as long as everyone remains unencumbered in
> distributing in other formats and media? Here, reasonable minds can
> differ about what the CC licenses should do.
I am perfectly happy to be regarded as unreasonable regarding this
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