Re: Debian-approved creative/content license?
Ken Arromdee <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, Ben Finney wrote:
>> Those licenses can apply to any software, not just programs. So, if
>> the software is an audio work or picture, a software license like GPL
>> or Expat can apply to it.
> Actually, there's one big problem. The GPL's "preferred form for
> modification" clause.
> Unless the creators of the podcast directly edit the MP3--which is rather
> unlikely--the MP3 is not the preferred form for modification and putting the
> MP3 under GPL without releasing the raw audio files grants no rights at all.
> GPLing video has a similar problem.
The "preferred form for modification" for a film director is often a
reshoot of the scene. I guess this means that a GPL video would have
to ship with (a copy of) Tom Cruise if he happens to be one of the
actors in the film. Sounds difficult to fulfill.