[clug] 'Rip!' on SBS, last Tuesday night

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Tue Jan 12 04:55:42 MST 2010

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On 11/01/10 02:06, jan wrote:
> Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> writes:
>> On 10/01/10 09:58, Martin Schwenke wrote:
>>> So, why NC?  ;-)
>> Because I'm still somewhat a victim of the copyright mindset, and the
>> one thing I'd like to have a legal way of stopping is someone
>> reposting my blog or the CLUG list on sites plastered with ads.  Not
>> that I'm likely to do so or anyone's going to make any serious money
>> out of it, but by-nc-sa has become a mantra that I obviously need to
>> rethink.
> This article makes a good argument against using NC
> http://freedomdefined.org/Licenses/NC

Nice - thanks for that.  It makes very good points - I shall reduce or
eliminate my use of the non-commercial license.

I guess (once again) the general point here is that there's absolutely nothing
stopping a company writing to me and saying "We think your song is the
piranha's teeth, we want to pay you for the rights to use it in our
production", and we'd negotiate a specific license to suit that use.  I feel
that my initial choice of a Creative Commons license sends a strong signal
that I'm open to negotiation, and I'm interested in the song being used with a
few limitations.  It's not "all rights reserved", as I complained about in my
previous post.

This is not really likely to occur, for two reasons.  One, I'm not producing
much stuff that is getting any airing - my blog posts are pretty limited in
distribution, my few photos and musical compositions even less so - so it's
unlikely that someone will find them to think about using them in the first
place.  Secondly, as we've seen with Virgin Blue (I think it was) and other
companies ripping off Creative Commons licensed photos off Flickr for use in
their own commercial works against the terms of the license, there's still a
huge gap between the community's understanding of how to use the license and
the companies that traditionally deal with copyrighted media.

Until that gap closes, we'll continue to see problems.

Have fun,


P.S. Shame on all of you who didn't notice that for nearly a year my
Thunderbird hasn't been able to use Enigmail to sign my emails.  I expected
some security person to query whether I was the real Paul Wayper or not... :-)
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