[Cc-be] Re: [cc-community] Cancel authors rights organisation membership ?
stefan at chipsvzw.be
Mon Mar 7 08:28:39 EST 2005
A short investigation learned me that Mr. Pieter Roosens signed the
"Artists' Petition on Copyright - Second Edition" organised by the
IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide.
I have a bit of a problem with people acting up as an anti-piracy guru
and the next moment complaining about the rigid structures and rules of
But then again, it's never too late to see the light.
On 7-mrt-05, at 13:45, Wouter Vanden hove wrote:
> Pieter Roosens wrote:
>> I am a member of the Belgian Authors rights organisation for many
>> They tell me that if I want to use CC licenses for any of my musical
>> works, I have to cancel my membership. That's because they are
>> contractually obliged to earn the rights for me. Always and for all
>> the songs.
> They can choose freely what contract they make with their members. So
> this is plain nonsense. They only thing they want to achieve with
> this, is to heighten the barrier for adopting CC-licenses by their
> Instead of quitting, I suggest you try to make CC-licenses a
> discussion-topic within the organisation.
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