The audio recordings on this site have been made available courtesy of the performers. The current handshake agreement, however, is a little haphazard, and (potentially) prone to misunderstandings. I am therefore proposing to move these recordings onto the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. I recommend that you have a read of the full license text, but, in summary, this license allows you to
copy, distribute and transmit the work
provided you meet the following conditions:
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
This would allow noncommercial distribution (and only without modification) provided the recording remains attributed “in the manner specified by the author or licensor”. I propose that any given recording be attributed, at a minimum, to the all performers on that recording. (For example, ‘which side are you on anyway?’ would have to be attributed to Andrea Bonino, Eoin Callery, Murray Campbell, Susan Geaney, Marian Murray, Neil O’Loghlen, Han-earl Park, Veronica Tadman and Kevin Terry.)
In practice, this should not create any significant change from the current situation, with the following exception: it will be difficult to subsequently alter the license, or withdraw a recording licensed in this manner.
Regarding the existing recordings, this will be an opt-in process. In other words, only in cases where I can gain agreement from all participating performers will the recording be moved onto the Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works License.
This will be a big job, and I’d like some discussion of this, so comments are very, very welcome. (You may, of course, contact me with your comments, but I would prefer public discussion, and to avoid anonymous comments, if possible, especially if you are a performer represented in the Stet Lab recordings.)