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who originally made the video, on the other hand we don't want our name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
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
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,