How to make money off of CC-NC music:
Record the song under a statutory license and charge for your cover version.
Run a p2p or Internet Service Provider company that allows NC music to be moved across your network.
Manufacture MP3 players or blank CDs that can hold NC music.
Be a nonprofit organisation and argue that you charging for NC content isn’t “commercial”.
Be a musical instrument or software manufacturer who sells equipment to NC musicians.
IANAL, but musicians don’t need to NC their music. They can SA the recording and then re-record it proprietary later. NC-ing is either cynical and self-defeating, as described above, or idealistic and self-defeating, failing to provide an alternative to capitalism/globalism/whatever.
NC may be CC’s most popular license module, but it is time for CC to put NC into maintenance mode and start building a real cultural commons rather than the cultural allotments of NC.
Technorati Tags: [free culture](http://www.technorati.com/tag/free culture)