[cc-community] Extending CC into physical space

Dr. Peter Troxler (Waag Society) peter at waag.org
Tue Feb 24 14:13:58 EST 2009

check also http://fablab.waag.org and related links on personal  
I can tell you more on this since I am also the FabLab project manager  
in Amsterdam

check also http://www.ronen-kadushin.com/Open_Design.asp or ask michelle at creativecommons.org 
  about Ronen Kadushin, she was presenting the work at the Zurich CC  

I'm going to work on CC and Open Design this year, so I'm following  
this discussion with interest

Best / Peter

On 24 feb 2009, at 15:21, Alan Cox wrote:

> I'm trying to work out how to use a CC licence outside of the pure
> "information" space.
> I produce model kits, and over time various kits cease to sell well
> enough to be worth producing as a business but demand never quite hits
> zero. So it's a classic long tail.
> My first thought was to release the artwork for some of the brass kits
> under a CC licence so that people can produce their own copies if they
> really really want or can find a group of people together to produce a
> set. That bit is fairly easy.
> Where it all goes pear shaped is that people will want to make
> modifications - to improve it, to produce with different matters, or
> different sizes etc.
> The CC attribution, sharealike license extends to the artwork but  
> doesn't
> cover the results. Thus someone could improve the kit and providing  
> they
> don't share the artwork itself take their improvements effectively  
> out of
> the CC space.
> I can clearly hack something out using the CC+ setup, but its a hack.
> Currently this is a fairly obscure area but with the rise in 3D  
> printing
> the time before CC needs to have this debate about things like  
> printing
> CC furniture or kitchen utensils is not long (at least in legal  
> terms) so
> I was a bit suprised that it doesn't seem to be being addressed or  
> even
> on anyones radar.
> Is there a better way to hack CC to do this or does the world need a  
> Physical Object Licence or similar ?
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