[cc-licenses] Collecting societies (and PROs)

Paul Keller pk at kl.nl
Wed Apr 25 14:33:31 EDT 2012

On 22 Apr 2012, at 20:10, <zotz at 100jamz.com> <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:24:03 +0200, Paul Keller <pk at kl.nl> wrote:
>> On 16 Apr 2012, at 14:38, <zotz at 100jamz.com> <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:57:12 +0100, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
>>>> On 04/10/2012 02:19 PM, drew Roberts wrote:
>>>>> There is no reason why BY or BY-SA should be incompatible either.
>>>> There is because it clashes with how collecting societies operate at the
>>>> moment.
>>> Right, but this is their choice, not some fundamental law of the
>>> universe. There is no reason they could not adapt if they wanted to.
>> Well and there are cases where they have started to adapt: BUMA (NL),
>> KODA (DK) and SCAEM (FR) have all added the possibility for member to
>> use NC licenses. Problem is that most of the other do not need the
>> need to do so. The key here is that all of these societies are member
>> driven organizations and the request for more flexibility need to come
>> from outside. There is very little CC or non members can do about
>> this.
> Are these groups the legal monopolies for their function in their
> countries or could another group be formed in the country to be a
> collection society more in line with Free usage and with other
> membership?

varies across countries. in some countries they have a legal monopoly. in some countries it would (at least theoretically) be possible to set up a competing CS. There are some folks in german who are thinking along these lines but this is a pretty long shot… /paul 

> snip
>> /paul 
> all the best,
> drew
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