[cc-licenses] Articulating the commons: for the public domain, pro-noncommercial, and why require attribution?

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Dec 30 11:38:35 EST 2011

On Wednesday 28 December 2011 23:59:15 pcreso at pcreso.com wrote:
> In the Open Data Commons, the goal is to facilitate re-use & mashups. A
> dataset like OSM, with hundreds if not thousands of contributors, cannot
> easily manage an arbitrary & inconsistent attribution for everyone. Even
> tracking in a map, or downloaded dataset, which bits came from who is a
> nightmare for potential end users. There is no real equivalent case I know
> of with traditional "creative" works. The closest is perhaps a medley or
> parody.

Think of how many pieces of art/music/etc. may be seen or heard in a full 
length movie. Now think if we did not have fair use/dealing exceptions.Now 
think if copyright's reach is extended. (The push is on as anyone who is 
paying attention knows.) Every building, every article of clothing, every 
photo or painting seen in the movie, every mosaic on any floor, need I do on?

all the best,


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