Recipe for disaster
Lloyd Shepherd

This is very interesting and inciteful. Were there any discussions about making these kinds of public realm resources truly part of the public realm—licenced as Creative Commons as you mention? This is the protection that Wikipedia users and authors have against bad faith, wherever it may come from: the resources are owned by everyone. It seems to me that the mistake the BBC have made is to try to embrace the public realm, without making that agreement explicit. I wrote about this here:

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