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Copyright & Creative Commons: A Marriage Proposal?

You may have run into the Creative Commons symbol (two c's in a circle - sorry my software doesn't offer that option) as you cruise around the internet. According to an article published on lexisONE, it's a framework where "copyright holders can let others use their works for free while stipulating limits - for instance, requiring attribution while prohibiting sales. They can't veto individual projects - the way copyright holders now can deny rights to filmmakers with whom they disagree."

It is an alternative to the government's copyright laws that now extend rights to copyright holders 70 years, and beyond death.

The two concepts are in direct conflict with one another, but it's up to the artist to choose which style of protection needed. Creative Commons proposes changes to the copyright act. On the other hand, not everyone is happy with Creative Commons' scheme of protection.

There's apparently no perfect system for everyone, and no way to marry the two styles of protection.

My ideas are expressed on this blog with no protection. Now on the other hand, our firm's logo, the blog names and the artwork are either protected by service marks or on their way to being protected.

Seems to me a suitable compromise. Copy my comments, but don't copy my logos and names without my permission.

Maybe we all can get along.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Monday, October 18, 2004 at 11:31 Comments Closed (1) |
 
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