[cc-licenses] Proposed Non-Commercial Guidelines
rob at robmyers.org
Tue Mar 7 16:01:39 EST 2006
On 7 Mar 2006, at 20:22, Jonathon Blake wrote:
> Greg wrote:
>> Tip jars and voluntary payments are allowed.
> Interesting. Will read through again and ponder it some more.
Tip jars are not causally involved in you getting the content. You
don't have to pay, but you can if you want to. Money is not
In contrast, showing adverts doesn't require that you pay, but you
cannot avoid making money when you access the work. Money is
Now it might be the case that a popular NC-using site with a tip jar
makes more money from tips than an unpopular SA-using site showing
adverts makes from click-through. Or a *really* popular NC site might
make more than a dire musician would make from selling their work all
But them's the breaks. Trying to control these scenarios would be too
complex. As would making sure iPods could never use NC content (==
Apple couldn't profit from NC), and that an NC-distributing Napster
doesn't make millions.
> The guidelines/documentation that Creative Commons has at
> http://oldwiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/NonCommercial_use_cases are
> somewhat different from those in the PDF.
Those weren't written by CC, they were generated by members of this
list (mostly Evan if I remember correctly). Possibly we should
deprecate those in some way now the official guidelines are coming up.
I think that the CC NC guidelines are very good, and I'm very glad CC
are producing them.
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