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Why the CBC banned Creative Commons music from its shows

Oct 13, 2010, 17:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Lasar)

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"Not a lot of happy Canadians over on the comments page for CBC Radio's program Spark. The producers for the radio show, blog, and podcast on technology issues have disclosed that the program won't be using Creative Commons licensed materials any more.

"The mention came after a fan posted that he couldn't locate mention of the Creative Commons music used in the episode.

""I can't find the link?" he noted. "Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place?"

""You're not looking in the wrong place," came a reply. "There's simply no Creative Commons music used in this episode. By management decree, CBC podcasts are no longer permitted to use CC music. Instead, we're using the APM Music library (http://www.apmmusic.com/), which is copyright cleared and fully licensed by the CBC.""

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