[okfn-discuss] Art + Politics of P2P Bristol March 24

Saul Albert saul at theps.net
Sun Mar 15 18:46:44 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 02:24:51PM +0000, Rob Myers wrote:
> NC-SA is not a free culture licence. And NC-SA is not copyleft either
> because it does not fully pass on the right to use and distribute the work.
> It should be a precondition of getting arts council funding that work be
> BY-SA...

More evidence of the confused clash of cultures between a publicly
supported arts sector that has entrenched, self-justifying
'non-commercial' values on the one hand, and an arts council policy and
impoverished funding environment that is trying to create more
economically liberal attitudes amongst fundees, encouraging commercial
'partnerships' and fiscal viability in planning. 

It's probably worth doing a re-education campaign about NC for
organisers, curators, funders and other people whose whim determines
what license gets slapped on the proceeds of a project.

It's also probably worth turning up and making the point in person
because the cast for the day is an interesting one (who are bound to be
more sensitive than the organisers to the nuances of licensing).


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