[Fsf-friends] Re: [ilugd] eben moglen on tv + webcasting

Linux Lingam linuxlingam@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Jun 12 15:30:09 IST 2007

On 6/12/07, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> On 12/06/07, Sandip Bhattacharya <sandip at lug-delhi.org> wrote:
> >
> > But I would like to ask if broadcasts made by a public broadcaster can be shared
> > for non-commercial public sharing.

ah there's an interesting twist to this debate.
suppose as an end-user publishes a video from a commercial tv
broadcaster on say, youtube, for explicitly non-commercial end-use,
and to share with others. this is quite similar to the 'fair use'
terms often sited by wikipedia.

the twist: youtube makes money from google ads and other means. so
there is commercialization and monetizing happening.

i have no clue how this is legally evaluated, but youtube tends to
attract legal eyes rather frequently.

i don't know about you, but i quite enjoy internet radio, using
amarok. over 4,000 channels to choose from, in every genre...!
i get 24x7 of ad-free radio, at near CD quality, from artists &
groups, or even from genres not even broadcast in india.

alas! a recent ruling says that web-casting music like this would
attract broadcasting license to be paid by the net radio stations.
suddenly internet radio is no longer free-of-cost to end-users and
several stations may have to shut down....

fair is foul...
hover through the air...


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