[fc-uk-discuss] Celebrating appropriation - A freeCulture fan
timcowlishaw at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 23:34:06 BST 2006
On 4/23/06, Crosbie Fitch <crosbie at cyberspaceengineers.org> wrote:
> Why not forget about copyright and simply state the principles by which the
> work is created and intended to be appreciated?
> How about "All moral rights reserved" if you want something succinct?
> Or even "This work is free culture. It respects all artists equally, those
> whose work I build upon, myself, and those who build upon my work. I hope
> some day you'll join us."
> That way, it is obviously non-litigious, without threat or compulsion. It is
> kind, generous, respectful, and has a warm invitation to reciprocity.
I rather like this idea.... the whole point of the project is to try
and at least get quote-unquote 'creative' people at least thinking
about issues related to copyright, authorship and approporaiation in
their work, the BY-SA stipulation is only really a vehicle for that
discussion to happen. However, I am advertising this to a lot of
people who are not already familiar with free culture, its principles
or, or its linguistic quirks, and i need to get this point accross as
succinctly as possible, in a way that potential contributors are
likely to be attracted by. The "This work is free culture..."
paragraph might be just the trick.
Rob Myers wrote:
> For work that is based on public domain or Creative Commons licensed
> work (or for work where you cannot tell what it is based on :-) )
> that is fine. But for pieces recognisably based on work that is in
> copyright, we don't get "transformative fair use" in the UK so we
> cannot claim copyright on it. And since BY-SA is a copyright licence,
> we cannot BY-SA it. :-(
> So a Hogarth remix is fine to BY-SA, a Steve Bell remix can't really
> be BY-SA'd.
Good point, Rob... I may have to revise this.... It's going to be
distributed on a pretty small scale, and there will categorically be
no money made from it, so i think that the chances of being sued are
pretty minimal, however, Given the aims of this project, I think we
have to be careful to get things 'right' if it's going to be used as
an educational / evangelical exercise.
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