[cc-licenses] How to set properly a license to an offline work?

Mia Garlick mia at creativecommons.org
Mon Mar 27 18:53:25 EST 2006


so your saying that the nonprofit, in order to circumvent the NC  
condition, gives the NC item away in exchange for people registering  
for memberships for which they pay but that the money gets accounted  
by the nonprofit as sales by the gift shop, not as membership revenues?

On Mar 27, 2006, at 3:20 PM, Jonathon Blake wrote:

> Mia wrote:
>
>> sorry, but i still don't understand this accounting practice of  
>> the nonprofits you have worked at.
>
> They all claimed to --- and most of them can produced audited data ---
> showing that they adhered to GAAP.
>
>> where is the sale occurring?
>
> This is the non-profit equivelent of "bait and switch" and "premium
> incentive selling" rolled into one.  [A fairly profitable branch of
> fund raising, for a non-profit organization.]
>
>> how is it optional and yet still a sale & thus getting within a  
>> loophole in the guidelines?
>
> The purchaser will claim --- rightfully --- that they purchased the
> object.  The non-profit will claim --- rightfullly --- that they did
> not sell the object.  [At least, before the spin doctor for the non
> profit gets into the act.  How they will describe the transation is
> anybody's guess.]
>
> The net effect is that the item is sold, and the stated requirements
> of the licence are adhered to.
>
> xan
>
> jonathon
> --
> Ethical conduct is a vice.
> Corrupt conduct is a virtue.
>
> Motto of Nacarima.
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