Monday, October 13, 2008

Creative Commons

"CC" has come up in our class discussion before, and this is the introduction its website gives:  "Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry."

On October 11, 2008, the Wall Street Journal featured an article titled "In defense of piracy" by Lawrence Lessig, the co-founder of Creative Commons.  The article calls for reforms of copyright laws to allow more freedom for creative expression by amateurs.  Its discussion alludes to YouTube, Wikipedia, MySpace, and... John Phillip Sousa!  A highly recommended read.

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