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

iriXx m at iriXx.org
Sat Jan 24 06:22:56 EST 2004

Frank Barknecht wrote:

>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.
hi Frank,

as you're based in Germany it might be helpful for you to get in touch 
with Christiane Asschenfeldt, who is coordinating the international 
porting of Creative Commons - her details are on this page: 
http://creativecommons.org/projects/international/. i believe there is a 
German porting in discussion too, but it isnt yet mentioned on the page.

yes, public performance in a commercial setting (where you get paid) is 
commercial use. the net audio project sounds like more of a grey area. 
but take heart - not all of us Creative Commons advocates use the 
non-commercial license. i license my work with the CC equivalent of 
Libre licensing - the Attribution-Share-Alike license - which permits 
commercial copying. i dont know if my strange psychic soundscapes are 
quite what you're after though ;)...



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