[cc-licenses] Parallel Distribution Statement

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Nov 29 07:33:26 EST 2006

On Wednesday 29 November 2006 04:33 am, Rob Myers wrote:
> James Grimmelmann wrote:
> > It's unfortunate every time that
> > unpalatable license choices cause dissatisfied authors who want to
> > encourage free redistribution to opt out of the Creative Commons
> > ecosystem entirely.
> Absolutely. Think how many will opt out if CC support DRM.
> Freedom is about use, not the distribution of broken versions of your
> work by third parties for your misperceived benefit as an author.
> DRM allows pockets of "redistribution" under the control of third
> parties to be sure, but it removes freedom within those pockets and
> prevents the very downstream redistribution that you are claiming it
> encourages. Unless the DRM achieves a monopoly, in which case we are no
> longer talking about freedom.
> If people have the freedom to use dual distribution *as an author* they
> do not need it. If people do not have the freedom to use dual
> distribution *as a consumer (sic)* they are not free anyway.

At some point, perhaps it would be helpful to list current platforms and see 
which would be impacted by the no DRM provisions and which would be impacted 
by no DRM unless joe can apply + parallel distribution.

> - Rob.

all the best,

(da idea man)
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