[LAU] [OT] creative commons non-commercial licensed music - ask for advice

Martin Ahnelöv operagasten at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 08:33:58 EST 2008

> I received an email from a film producer (based in Los Angeles,
> probably 
> an indie studio) in which he wrote that the director of a movie
> they're 
> just finishing (they're at post-production stage) is interested in
> using 
> two tracks of mine, 'Balloon' (http://www.cesaremarilungo.com/media)
> and 
> 'As we grow older' (http://www.cesaremarilungo.com/media/the-moon-ep).
> I released these tracks under a non-commercial Creative Commons
> license:
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed-music.
> In the past some of my music has been used for some short films, but 
> these were clearly non commercial projects or film schools thesis.
> Has anybody some experience on this topic? What should I do? Should I 
> re-license these tracks? Can I just make them a written permission?
> Or 
> should I ask for some kind of royalty (or would it be ridiculous,
> also 
> considering that AFAIK Gyorgy Ligeti has never been paid for its
> music 
> on '2001 A space odyssey' :-) )?
> Thanks in advance,
> - c.

CC got a pretty good video on this situation here:
<http://support.creativecommons.org/videos#ccp> (I think it's that one).

You (the author) may give people permission to break the CC-NC license. 


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