[LAU] By-sa (WAS: Re: [OT] Another problem with creative commons licenses [UPDATE])

Rob lau at kudla.org
Sun Feb 24 03:19:24 EST 2008

On Saturday 23 February 2008 20:32, Ken Restivo wrote:
> It's great that Creative Commons put together such a
> well-thought-out palette of options to choose from; there's a
> license to suit all kinds of goals, tastes, and preferences. It's
> very flexible.

Yet they still don't have the kind of license that I'm looking for: 
one directly analogous to the GPL, but for music; one where, while 
anyone can use your work for any purpose, derivative works must not 
only be licensed under the same license, but have their source 
materials (unmixed master recordings, sequencer files, video files, 
whatever it takes to "build" the final derivative work) available 
under that license as well.

I don't think I'll ever see one like that in mainstream use the way 
the CC licenses are now, but it sure would go a long way toward 
creating the same kind of spirit in the music community that the GPL 
did (over the course of about 20 years) in the software community.  At 
least nowadays most people have, or should soon have, the bandwidth 
necessary to make something like that practical.


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