Interesting read. How many of you use Creative Common licenses? If you’re one of the many, like myself, I would suggest giving this article a gander.
One of the beauties and frustrations of dealing with issues online is the immediate feedback loop and the possibility that such a loop amounts to little more than people talking at each other, rather than with each other. We experienced this last week, when we posted the following thoughts to our Twitter account (@copycense):
Empirical question: how much is it worth in publicity, goodwill for creator to use Creative Commons license vs. copyright registration?
Empirical question: How many creators involved in the arts actually take the time to learn copyright basics? How do they do it?
Empirical question: If creators don’t understand basic copyright, how can they reasonably distinguish between copyright & Creative Commons?
Would energy behind CC be applied better to calibrating U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 to be more neutral to citizen creators? (See Canada)
This chain of thoughts began while we watched a talk by filmmaker…
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