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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Oct 12 14:14:23 EDT 2010

1. It is easier to paint everything with the same brush, and be able 
to go home that night with a clear conscience and enjoy one's private 
life, leaving more time to work on the tasks one's superiors have 
charged one with in the unreasonable time frame they require.

2. It is easier to dictate a blanket policy that all those under you 
must follow, so as to effect 1.

3. It is easier to disallow those under you from making per incident 
judgment calls (2.), so as to not have to keep dealing with the issue, 
facilitating 1.

Darcy Casselman wrote, On 10/12/2010 1:39 PM:
> 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.

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