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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “gemahacksupport”

"I will arrange a press conference with the GEMA and representatives of the media, in order to to arouse public interest. but only if 100 other people will sign this pledge."

— bruder, Musician, Author, Composer, Neoist, etc.

Deadline to sign up by: 31st August 2009
112 people signed up (12 over target)

Country: Germany

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The GEMA-problem must be put in the public eye.
It is therefore it is important to raise public interest in the subject.
Members of the GEMA (Authors, Composers, Publishers) must have the right to choose which license they want to apply to their work (after all it's "THEIR'S" :) ).

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  • ...and never mind the "will do the same" at the end of the pledge-text...
    just sign it if you wanna help.
    bruder, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
    kain schwarz, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • those of you who spek german, can go to this page to get more info on the pledge:
    bruder, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Please DONT! Musicians want to remix. Thanks to CC they can do this now without the need to worry about the GEMA. If CC-Licensed works could be GEMA-'protected', remixing would return to where it was before CC because you would need to contact every CC-artist if he is member of the GEMA or not.
    There are some venues who only play CC-music so they don't need ot pay the GEMA. If If CC-Licensed works could be GEMA-'protected', they would probably drop that policy because they'd have to pay GEMA again unless they do an exhaustive research on the tracks they're playing.
    Young people like to share music via P2P or directly on their blogs and homepages. Thanks to CC they can do this legally. If CC-Licensed works could be GEMA-'protected', they'd be in danger of prosecution once again.
    Some bookers only book bands who offer CC-material to save GEMA costs.
    The list goes on and on...
    Many of the vantages artist currently have if they license their work CC would be void if CC-Licensed works could be GEMA-'protected'.
    Gottfried Hofmann, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • @Gottfried Hofmann:

    i don't think you understand cc-licenses nor the pledge at all.
    the aim is to strengthen cc and not gema-protect anything that's licensed under cc...


    raziel, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I know the pledge is not about gema-protecting anything that's licensed under CC.
    What I don't want is that an artist who releases a work under CC can Gema-protect that work.
    Gottfried Hofmann, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

bruder, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • kain schwarz
  • Miron Schmidt
  • Johannes Kreidler
  • Andreas Hierling
  • Jan Ludewig
  • Steffen Geyer
  • Guilhem Buzenet
  • Fergus Doyle
  • Lawrence Lessig
  • Sebastian Marg
  • Tav Espian
  • James Arthur
  • Luke Graybill
  • Jeffry Archambeault
  • Christian Prößdorf
  • christian tjaben
  • rasda
  • Saul Albert
  • David Weinberger
  • Adrian Künzel
  • Gregoa Handlich
  • Florian Bischof
  • Stefan Meretz
  • Ullrich-Sebastian Wetzig
  • Mischa Krempel
  • Steve Morell
  • Matthias Michels
  • chris de luca
  • Elisabeth Nesheim
  • Pauline Drewfs
  • anja-carmen höhne
  • Michele
  • adrian kirnbauer
  • Stefan Clalüna
  • dimitris
  • McKenie Wark
  • Andreas Gritz
  • flowin immo
  • Dmytri Keiner
  • Joerg Baach
  • Mathias Marquardt
  • Christian Hufgard
  • Christian Bein
  • Johannes Link
  • Muhammed
  • Erik Pfannenstein
  • Johann Fot
  • Florian
  • Michael Döring
  • Boris Stantin
  • raziel
  • borp
  • Ron Pokriefke
  • Daniel
  • Yvonne Ducksworth
  • gogo
  • Birgit Simon
  • Olaf Grumptmann
  • Hans Gauer
  • Andreas Ulmer
  • Falk Nisius
  • mikro
  • Christian Jung
  • Julius Kolbe
  • david pinto
  • Jan Kuehnel
  • Thomas Fischer
  • Jonas Fährmann
  • Yeoman
  • Claus Ehrenberg
  • Michael Scheuner
  • Matthias Murek
  • arne gloe
  • Sofia Bustamante
  • Caspar Clemens Mierau
  • barbara hallama
  • Niels Boeing
  • Robert Defcon
  • Julia Seeliger
  • Christian Buggedei
  • Johannes Erdmann
  • edu eisermann
  • Clemens Knaack
  • Toshi Rösner
  • Uwe Effertz
  • Sven Mischner
  • Stephan Karpischek
  • 25 people who did not want to give their names, 9 of whom have done the pledge

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