[linux-audio-user] [ot] Is DJ-ing commercial use of music tracks?

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Sat Jan 24 05:54:57 EST 2004


I'm considering starting to DJ again, but this time not with vinyl as
I used to, but with a Linux laptop playing netaudio. Now as
more-and-more net labels start to use a Creative Commons license that
prohibits commercial use as described here:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/legalcode I wonder,
if playing tracks licensed as this in a club/pub where I will be payed
(badly) for my DJ-ing is commercial use? I fear, it is, and that thus
my netaudio DJ-ing is doomed unless I break the license hoping noone
will see it.

And a related question: If I would do a radio feature on net audio,
which I would be payed for writing introductory texts and recording
this speech, would this be commercial use, even if this would run on a
public radio without any kind of advertising or money making on the
station's side? 

Of course I would follow other license requirements like attribution
and such.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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