Re: [rumori] that circle with the C in it.

Steev Hise (
Wed, 19 Apr 2000 13:03:23 -0700 (PDT)

Wed, 19 Apr 2000 found Anki Toner writing:

>> However, I propose that what we really need is some other symbol, some
>> other thing we can put on our work, that sets us apart from the Composers
>> and the Corporations but still protects us. Something that says "If you
>> sample me I realize it would be really hypocritical to sue you. But if
>> you'd like to use some of this for your
>> movie/commercial/compilation/whatever, let's talk, maybe we can reach an
>> agreement. I do have a lawyer, but he's on a tight leash." Does that make
>> sense?
>Not much to me. What if you don't reach an agreement?

To get down to brass tacks, anything anyone does in any medium (tangible
medium, i guess is the term in the law), at least here in the U.S., is
copyright, whether you put the little symbol on it or not. Unless you
explicitly note that it's not, which the Nc symbol would, i suppose, do
(but maybe to a lawyer, no, so don't quote me on that).

my hypothetical alternate symbol, whatever it would be, would not be
something official or legal, it's just a message, indicating that you look
at things a little different. but it doesnt give away any rights. If
negotiations break down, well, then you still own the copyright and you
can unleash your lawyer.


Steev Hise, Subversive Radical Hippy Hacker
"You can't let black and white get in the way of the grays."
                -Katherine Isbister

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