Creative Commons licenses already require that you can’t
use technological measures to restrict the rigts you give with the CC
licenses. The “Share Alike” license in particular requires all work based
on it to also be shared alike, ie it has the “GPL feel” to it.
If enough interesting content is licensed that way, DRM eventually becomes
marginalized. Yes, it takes decades, but that’s really no different at all
from how the GPL works. The GPL has taken decades, and it hasn’t
“marginalized” commercial proprietary software yet, but it’s gotten to the
point where fewer people at least worry about it.
Emphasis added. This is embedded in a debate about a future version of the GPL, the dominant free software license. Regardless of how you feel about this debate (or know of its existence), your mission is clear: create and discover great CC-licensed content.Comments Off on Linus Torvalds on CC and DRM
We are looking for legal, tech and “free culture” interns to spend the Summer of 2006 working with us, making espresso and, occasionally, free beer…if you are interested and think you fit the description(s), follow the instructions for applying. If you know someone who may be interested and fits the bill, please send them our way.Comments Off on Do you want to intern with us at either Creative Commons or Science Commons this Summer?
…and of course, you can always create your own stickers for others to remix and CC license them at BumperActive.com.Comments Off on Remix your message
To complement the long term collaboration embodied in a wiki and the measured conversation (at times) on our mailing lists we’ve set up a real time Internet Relay Chat channel, #cc on freenode (link will only work if you have an IRC client like ChatZilla installed).Comments Off on #cc chat
This year’s Freedom to Creativity festival is underway in Zagreb, Croatia, featuring a lecture by John Wilbanks of Science Commons on “The Impact of Patents and Licensing on the Commons” and free culture performances by artists from Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro.Comments Off on Freedom to Creativity!
During last week’s Senate hearing on the Broadcast Flag, Senator Ted Stevens revealed that his daughter had recently bought him an iPod — and that he enjoys using it to listen to ripped CDs. In turn, IPac has launched a drive to collect money to buy iPods for other senators who work on technology legislation. They’ve promised to load the machines with “public domain content, Creative Commons content, and audio messages about the importance of balanced copyright policy.”Comments Off on Help give your senator an iPod loaded with CC music