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Magnatune founder John Buckman joins Creative Commons board

Eric Steuer, November 15th, 2006

Creative Commons is pleased to announce that Magnatune Records founder John Buckman has joined our board of directors.

Magnatune Records is an Internet-based record label that uses Creative Commons licensing to gain wider audiences for its music. Magnatune currently represents over 220 recording artists and released its 500th album in October 2006.

Buckman had this to say: “I’m thrilled that Creative Commons has asked me to contribute at this level. Through Magnatune I’ve been trying to show how the commons can help businesses succeed in a commercial sense. I have a lot to say about how CC principles can be applied successfully to the for-profit world.”

Creative Commons’ CEO, Lawrence Lessig, said this: “The next challenge for CC is to figure out how the sharing economy can complement a traditional commercial economy. John’s expertise in this area will be hugely beneficial.”

You can read more about this news in our press release.

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