[Hpr] Policy Change: Removal of "by arranged permission" when posting to HPR

Ken Fallon ken at fallon.ie
Wed Dec 8 17:30:46 UTC 2021

Hi All,

We require a license from the host submitting a show, as by default any 
work is considered to be "Copyright all rights reserved'.

We accept shows posted under any Creative Commons license[1], GNU Free 
Documentation License, anything in the public domain, and anything under 
a FLOSS software license.

We do not post other copyrighted content[2], even if it is under a "fair 
use" clause.

We *do* allow shows "by arranged permission"[3], where the host has 
explicit permission to submit the show. We have never had a show 
submitted under this clause.

I am now proposing that we remove that option, as even though that would 
give us permission to host it it causes problems for our listeners.

Our podcast is played in public spaces. As the content is Creative 
Commons they don't need to pay national license authorities[4]. If we 
play content that is not Creative Commons then they do.

It also would prevent anyone from knowing the rights they have without 
knowing the exact permission attached to that individual show, and been 
able to interpret what it would mean to them if they reused it.

This clause makes the whole question ambiguous because we flag our feed 
Creative Commons but the individual show would not be.

To be safe we would need to remove these shows from the main feed, and 
make it so that you would only get these special shows if you explicitly 
opt in for them. I don't see how this would benefit anyone as no one 
would be subscribed to this feed.

Proposed Change:

Removal of:
< If you are redistributing under another Creative Commons License or by 
arranged permission please make note of the restrictions when you upload 
your show. We can then signal that, so that others who redistribute HPR 
content can filter your show out.
Replace with:
> If you are redistributing under  another Creative Commons license, GNU Free Documentation License, 
public domain, or FLOSS software license, then please signal that when 
you upload your show. We do not post other copyrighted content, even if 
it is made available under fair use, or by arranged permission.

[1] http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#license
[3] http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#permission
[4] https://www.ppimusic.ie/using-music/do-i-need-a-ppi-licence



Ken Fallon (PA7KEN,G5KEN)
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