• Kevin

    Wow. Sony uses a CC license for their service and all of a sudden they get their own day? If anything, the use of CC might erase one of their many recent screw ups. Rootkits, anyone? Proprietary storage media (UMD, MemoryStick, MiniDisc)? new DVD DRM that won’t even play in Sony DVD players? Blu-Ray?

  • http://www.sarabsingh.org/blog01.html Sarab Singh

    I have no original opinion to contribute here. However, I will echo Valenti’s words on Creative Commons along with the former speaker in the video.

    My interest in this debate comes down to the social isolating/alienating effects of an IP culture.

    I recognize a lot of time, labor, and resources goes into original research and intellectual produce/output; however if every time I seek out somebody’s advice, a digital account is made of that, for an ongoing tally of the symbiosis of some relationship, then I think we’ve lost any sort of “casual social bonding”. Say good bye to Main Street, small town America, and hello to Wall Street, everywhere in America.

    Fundamentally, the issue can be seen through the capitalist vs. communist debate. Sharing vs. Competing for Limited Resources.

    Food for thought:
    Knowledge is power.

  • http://www.asheesh.org/ Asheesh Laroia

    I’m curious – does Sony get more rights to the work I submit than the general public does?

    I was chatting with John Sullivan in #freeculture and he raised that issue. Obviously it’s not very “Free Culture”y to be granting some entities the right to use my work without even attribution. Neither of us could read the web site since we don’t know Japanese. Do you happen to know more on if this is the case?

  • http://www.greglondon.com Greg London

    As long as (1) Sony doesn’t require contributers to give them all the rights to the work while everyone else uses CC-BY, and as long as (2) Sony doesn’t require contributers to designate the sony website for attribution purposes, then Sony has no advantage to the CC-BY contributions over anyone else.

    Which means, if anyone else wants to use the CC-BY content, they could just as easily host it on their website as Sony could, and both would be restricted by the attribution requirement.

    If both 1 and 2 are true, then it sounds fair.

    I don’t know if I would break out the champagne, though. It will likely be some good advertising for Creative Commons and their licenses, and probably get more people aware of the problems around infinite, all-powerful copyright, and the alternatives.

    But it doesn’t sound like Sony is actually licensing any of their work under CC-BY, so, while it looks like it is a good thing, I don’t think I’ll be having a Sony Party just yet.

  • http://www.rankk.org/ sudo

    Now everybody seem to want a piece of the online video market share. I think visiting online video sites will be the next most common thing to do for a web surfer other than viewing blogs(in term of surfing habit).

    This means big advertising revenues for the online video site which can dominate the market.

    Most will agree that viewing a video is more entertaining than reading a blog. Just like comparing reading Spiderman comics to watching Spiderman 3. :-)