The Beeb and CC

J.B. Nicholson-Owens jbn at
Mon Jun 7 21:47:28 EDT 2004

Evan Prodromou wrote:
> Does anyone know if the BBC will use a real, honest-to-goodness
> Creative Commons license? Or will they be creating Yet Another Content
> License? 

My impression from what I've read so far about the BBC Creative Archive 
is that the BBC's works were paid for by UK TV owners.  If this is so, 
the Creative Archive works would probably be licensed to those who paid 
for the works.  Works available under Creative Commons licenses, on the 
other hand, are typically licensed to everyone.  I would not be 
surprised to learn that there is some attempt to prevent those who 
didn't pay from being licensed to copy, build upon, publicly perform, or 
distribute the works (some kind of DRM or licensing clause).

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