[Fedora-legal-list] Re: New blog post
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Oct 7 16:36:44 UTC 2009
On 10/07/2009 09:52 PM, Colby Hoke wrote:
> Put yourself in the shoes of legal - someone takes this video, cuts it
> up to make us look bad or misrepresent us in some way- let your
> imagination run free... That video gets uploaded, blogged about, people
> assume it's from us and someone takes exception. The one hard part about
> Creative Commons is the Attribution. On one hand, we want people to know
> who originally made the video, on the other hand we don't want our name
> associated with a derivative that is malicious.
I always as a rule put myself in the shoes of a community member rather
than Legal because I understand the community requirements better than
the legal requirements. My interest in the legal details are only
because they help the community.
I can't pretend to be a lawyer but I would have thought a deliberately
malicious alteration would have other legal resources compared to simply
denying the freedom to remix the video. It is not just translations.
What If I want to take a few minutes of the clip and weave it into a
different story? What about a different local language voice over? I am
sure you can understand why allowing this creative freedom to flourish
by providing the source material under a liberal license is useful.
> It's tough to do, but we're getting closer. We don't default to
> CC-BY-NC-ND anymore- the default drops the NC from that. It's a step in
> the right direction and we have it as a goal to do more SA videos. Yes,
> we've only done one, to date, but I want our team to do it whenever
Yes, I have been pushing for the NC clause to be dropped for a long
time, too. Happy to see progress on that front.
> It's a very good idea for the future Fedora videos to be CC-BY-SA. I'll
> see what I can do as far as that goes, but we have to follow the advice
> of legal counsel.
Sure. Copying fedora-legal list. One more thing to consider: We have
been doing Flash streaming and using for downloads. Now that Firefox
(Epiphany, Opera, Chrome as well) has built-in Ogg support, I think we
can stream Ogg Theora videos directly using simple flash fallbacks for
browsers that don't support it. In case, you haven't seen Nicu's mail,
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