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Reflection and Anticipation

Eric Steuer, December 26th, 2005

The end of the year is a time for reflection and anticipation. So, each day this week, a different member of the Creative Commons team will spend a few moments thinking about what was great in 2005 and what’s great to come in 2006.

One of my favorite things about 2005 has been watching artists use the Creative Commons model — as well as a generally open approach to creating — to land themselves some href="http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,69042,00.html">really href="http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.09/start.html?pg=8">cool href="http://www.lostcatrecords.com/2005/08/jonathan-coulton-goes-popular-science.html">gigs.
I’ve also loved hearing all of the href="http://ccmixter.org/media/view/media/remix">incredible work going on at href="http://ccmixter.org/">ccMixter and watching how href="http://ccmixter.org/freestylemix/view/contest/about">CC’s href="http://ccmixter.org/magnatune/view/contest/about">remix href="http://ccmixter.org/copyrightcriminals/view/contest/about">contests have
inspired people to create, collaborate and recreate.

We’ve got lots of plans for 2006. I’m most excited to help teach kids about making, remixing, sharing and managing their creative work. We’ve got a load of CC-hosted presentations, performances, contests, workshops and products in the pipeline; I especially can’t wait for the release of the new CC compilation album and the launch of a regular CC community salon. And of course, it’ll be a thrill to meet new artists and explain to them how Creative Commons can help people collaborate and interact in new, exciting ways.

In short, 2006 is gonna rock. Happy new year!

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