Commercial Use of Copyleft Works

Commercial Use Of Copyleft Works

Commercial advantage of copyleft works differs from traditional commercial advantage of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The economic focus tends to be on monetizing other scarcities, complimentary goods rather than the free content itself. One way to make money with copylefted works is to sell consultancy and support for users of a copylefted work. Generally, financial profit is expected to be much lower in a "copyleft" business than in a business using proprietary works. Another way is to use the copylefted work as a commodity tool or component to provide a service or product. Forthcoming Motorola mobile phones, for example, will be Linux-based products. Firms with proprietary products can make money by exclusive sales, by single and transferable ownership, and litigation rights over the work.

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... In art, making commercial services out of a copylefted creation is more difficult to do in practice than in software development ... ideas for commerce believe intellectual works should not be compared to material property ... in art tends toward keeping the art thus produced as much as possible out of the commercial arena—which is considered as an intrinsic positive goal by some ...

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