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Free Culture Failage : Girl Talk

Why does Girl Talk, the hipster Jive Bunny, have an NC licence on his latest work? NC for sampling musicians is fail, doubly so when they are selling the work.

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Perhaps he’s thinking that if he gets prosecuted for commercial infringement, he can then sue everyone else who’s commercially infringed upon his infringement?
With CC-NC, he at least benefits from free promotion and reproduction. He will no doubt also turn a blind eye to commercial exploitation given it can only help him, and would damage his reputation to start getting petulantly litigious.
A sort of ‘severally assured destruction’ device. Yes, very sad. 😉
If I get sued, you get sued – let’s make hay while the sun shines.

I wrote about this on Techdirt. When I saw Girl Talk in Toronto back in the fall, he responded to some criticism he’d got in a local paper about that, and he said, “it just means you can’t use it in commercials.” I assume that was just a failed attempt to simplify things for a worked up audience…

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