[SFD-discuss] Celebrate Free Culture with us on May 19th 2012
Frederic Muller - SFI
fred at softwarefreedomday.org
Fri Mar 23 15:16:33 UTC 2012
On 03/23/2012 10:58 PM, Marcos Marado wrote:
> On Friday 23 March 2012 14:52:40 Frederic Muller - SFI wrote:
>> On 03/23/2012 10:44 PM, Marcos Marado wrote:
>>> "A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is
>>> anarchy, not freedom." - L.L
>>> I can see people reading that and thinking that we're against free (as in
>>> beer) music like those from the netlabels, for instance..
>> The idea is again to make it clear that we care about copyrights and
>> artists, and that we are not free loaders. We'll been facing similar
>> issues as with Free Software vs freeware, or endless discussion about
>> the inclusion of CC-BY-NC-ND licenses...
>> LL is Laurence Lessig by the way, just didn't have enough space to put
>> the full name (I'll probably add a link or something).
> Yet, without context that sentence can be misleading, I would replace it...
Are we against freeware? are we against NC-ND?
Free Culture is not about promoting free stuff that people are happy to
listen too for free regardless of its licenses. Besides from Wikipedia I
read "netlabels typically emphasize free distribution online, often
under licenses that encourage works to be shared (e.g., Creative Commons
licenses), and artists often retain copyright." So why would we be
I am not sure I understand your concern in fact, or realize it (it's
late here, and Friday night). What is shocking for you, or misleading?
which context do you think is needed? We are already in the free culture
context, which is about sharing and building upon other people's
creations. We don't want to simply take stuff, any stuff and "steal"
from those dear artists, like some would say.
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