Commercial use only

02 Nov 2005 | 129 words | creative commons technology stupidity

commercial use only

Unlike everything else on this pages this image is licensed under the terms of a Creative Commons attribution non commercial license. I have always found the non-comercial licenses slightly stupid as the whole concept is incredibly difficult to define (but we are working on it). Now i wonder what the maker of this mini-dv camcorder had in mind when they slapped this sticker on it. and how in hell are they going to enforce this? (message to panasonic the camera in question is used by a non-profit operation). And since when is it possible to restrict the use of tangible things of technology after it has been sold? i always thought this was a more or less exclusive privilege that Hollywood imagines in it’s wet dreams.