[Cc-be] Re: [cc-community] Cancel authors rights organisation membership ?

Stefan Kolgen 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.
-> http://www.ifpi.org/site-content/library/petition2000.pdf

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.

Stefan K.

On 7-mrt-05, at 13:45, Wouter Vanden hove wrote:

> Pieter Roosens wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am a member of the Belgian Authors rights organisation for many 
>> years.
>> 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 
> members.
> Instead of quitting, I suggest you try to make CC-licenses a 
> discussion-topic within the organisation.

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