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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] free art and music

From: Lucy
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] free art and music
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:46:09 +0000

On 28 February 2010 13:30, Luke Taylor <address@hidden> wrote:
>> As has been pointed out, you'll need to be aware of some of the
>> restrictions of some CC licenses. Also, I'm not sure if the NC clause
>> prevents you from selling CDs for non-profit groups (it might be worth
>> asking the bands individually if it does).
> As Michael and Lucy say, alot of stuff exists under the NC restriction. I
> will actually be "selling" on a donation basis and not keeping any money.
> Whether or not activities like this count as commercial is fairly
> controversial: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17127. My feelings
> are that it is fine, even if it is technically commercial, how many charity
> do's pay royalities for their use of fully commercial music? I'm sure this
> will be legit.
> I will make an effort for everything to be just BY or BY-SA. If I see
> something really cool under NC, I will probably just take it to be honest.
> Practically speaking, I can't conceive of somebody being nice enough to CC
> their art and then taking a charitable event to court. Ideologically
> speaking, there could be a bit of a problem? Opinions?

Like I said before, you could ask the copyright owner (hopefully the
band) for permission in advance, that way there is no issue. They
might still want you to distribute it under a NC license, but if you
don't have a problem with it anyway then that should be okay.

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