[cc-licenses] Alex Bosworth: "Creative Commons Is Broken"

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Mon Mar 6 17:35:46 EST 2006

On Monday 06 March 2006 05:14 pm, Adam Fields wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 05:07:17PM -0500, drew Roberts wrote:
> > On Monday 06 March 2006 04:44 pm, Adam Fields wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 04:35:53PM -0500, drew Roberts wrote:
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > > > so far there have been 2 comments on these.  if you think the
> > > > > > definition is too vague & CC should do something to clarify it -
> > > > > > let's discuss these guidelines!!!
> > > >
> > > > OK, I never before understood that a for profit could never properly
> > > > use an NC work. Since I read the pdf, I cannot tell you how many
> > > > people I have come across who see things as I did. (oops, responding
> > > > in the wrong post.)
> > >
> > > Curious. Why is that not evident? By definition, everything a
> > > for-profit corporation does is commercial.
> >
> > Perhaps, but definition does not always match with reality. Should we
> > always go with definition?
> Now you've lost me. Can you give me an example of what you mean?

Well, for a good while I ran my business, which I have because the government 
here does not like me to consider myself to be ad-hoc labour for hire as a 
sole proprietor, after a while, for one reason or another, I incorporated. 
After all these years, I am still the only "employee" and pretty much the 
sole shareholder. (In this country, it isn't relly possible as I understand 
it to actually be the sole shareholder, but I have all but a very few.)

Now, this corporation exists to serve me and my life and not just to make 
money. I can do things with it that don't relate to profit or pr and brand as 
Mia refers to in another post. I honestly do things with it that are not 
geared to commercial. Now, it may be that by definition, everything I do 
through the company is of a commercial nature, but in reality, that is not 
always true. Now, anyone may choose to believe or disbelieve this as they 
will, but that is one example.

all the best,

Record a song and you might win $1,000.00

More information about the cc-licenses mailing list