[Cc-uk] PRS and CC
o.j.bird at lse.ac.uk
Tue Apr 26 16:52:58 EDT 2005
I'm a writer-member of PRS and it seems that I get to choose which of
my works I register with them. You only register stuff that you want
them to collect you money for. So Tim, I don't think that the past and
future exclusivity thing can be true. But I don't know about having
options of what rights to assign for a single specific work, I've never
been given any choices like this when registering works.
Generally, I understand that PRS have not been very sympathetic to CC.
Begin forwarded message:
> I have just been looking through the Articles of Association for the
> PRS at
> http://www.prs.co.uk/DocsRepository/3499/PRSMEMOART2003.pdf and found
> suggesting to my non legal mind that members can pick and choose what
> assign, at least for PRS...
> From: Dr Tim Brookes <T.Brookes at surrey.ac.uk>
> Subject: [Cc-uk] Re: Changing your mind and the young Bowie
> To: cc-uk at lists.ibiblio.org
> For musical works, as far as I can see, the major problem here is the
> UK collection agencies. If you have ever licensed any of your works
> under CC then you can never join PRS, since they require exclusive
> rights to all your works - past and future - and you can not grant
> exclusive rights on a work you've already CC-licensed.
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