[kwlug-disc] CC licensed music PROHIBITED at CBC.

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 13:39:55 EDT 2010


On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Rashkae <rashkae at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
> On 10-10-12 11:02 AM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>>
>> This whole thing smacks of irrational management panic.  Someone up
>> the org chart doesn't understand Creative Commons and freaked out.
>> They probably don't even have a good reason, and their leaving it to
>> their underlings to flail about trying to explain it.  Fascinating to
>> see this played out publicly like this.
>
> They understand creative commons all too well.  Some of the licenses used
> don't allow commercial / for-profit use of the music, and would need
> individual licensing from the copyright owners for those 'podcasts' that are
> sold in some on-line retail channels, (like I-tunes).  Makes perfect sense
> when you take away the Geist conspiracy theory fear mongering.  (though in
> this defense, this was very poorly communicated.)  Unfortunately, the story
> took on a life of it's own on the Intertubes before a proper explanation was
> given.

Creative Commons licenses give well-defined permissions on uses of
works.  It's not hard to filter out content with the non-commercial
clause.

Darcy.



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