17 November 2007

Creative Commons Discovers Dual Licensing

I missed this before:

This is the CC+ project. An artist, for example, can release her work under a CC Attribution-Noncommercial license, but then, using the CC+ infrastructure, enable those who want commercial rights (or anything else beyond the freedoms granted in the license) to link to a site that can provide those other rights. In this way, CC now helps support a hybrid economy of creativity. We provide a simple platform to protect and enable those who want to share; and we’ve built a simple way to cross over from that sharing economy for those who want to profit from their creativity.

Er, yes, this is called dual licensing in the open source world....

2 comments:

Scott Carpenter said...

I only scanned the linked entry to try getting a sense of this in context:

We provide a simple platform to protect and enable those who want to share; and we’ve built a simple way to cross over from that sharing economy for those who want to profit from their creativity.

But that makes it sound like sharing and profit are mutually exclusive, and seems off key coming from Lessig.

glyn moody said...

Good point: it shows how, once again, RMS is much more rigorous in his thinking.