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Liberating Content

The modern production and distribution of content requires updated support mechanisms, starting with the legal layer of copyright agreements. Creative Commons represents an innovative approach of pre-negotiated licenses, where from complete control, to complete release in the public domain, the content creator can decide what is the right set of freedoms to endow to the …

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What is property, and who decides it? Is your music yours?

I received a letter yesterday from Michael Robertson, a friend of mine and founder of MP3tunes. His company’s mission is to let people listen to their music wherever they want, and on any device they want. Recently EMI sued him, claiming that he was infringing EMI’s copyright by implementing the services that MP3tunes offers to …

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Why is Creative Commons great? My Flickr reuse stories

Creative Commons is a framework for easily labeling your creations with licenses that grant automatically rights which are broader than the ones under the traditional ‘All rights reserved’ copyright model. It doesn’t mean that you are giving away or giving up your copyright, but that who wants to use your work knows, with the help …

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