Sunday, July 04, 2004

Download Fahrenheit 9/11 with Michael Moore's blessing

Creative Commons is an organization of heavyweights (intellectual property experts James Boyle, Michael Carroll, and Lawrence Lessig, MIT computer science professor Hal Abelson, lawyer-turned-documentary filmmaker-turned-cyberlaw expert Eric Saltzman, and public domain Web publisher Eric Eldred) working to find ways to rationalize the uses of copyright.

Apparently Michael More agrees. He says,
"I don’t agree with the copyright laws and I don’t have a problem with people downloading [Fahrenheit 9/11] and sharing it with people as long as they’re not trying to make a profit off my labour. I would oppose that. I do well enough already and I made this film because I want the world, to change. The more people who see it the better, so I’m happy this is happening. ... I think information, art and ideas should be shared."
Here is the Creative Commons statement of purpose.
"Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation founded on the notion that some people may not want to exercise all of the intellectual property rights the law affords them. We believe there is an unmet demand for an easy yet reliable way to tell the world "Some rights reserved" or even "No rights reserved." Many people have long since concluded that all-out copyright doesn't help them gain the exposure and widespread distribution they want. Many entrepreneurs and artists have come to prefer relying on innovative business models rather than full-fledged copyright to secure a return on their creative investment. Still others get fulfillment from contributing to and participating in an intellectual commons. For whatever reasons, it is clear that many citizens of the Internet want to share their work -- and the power to reuse, modify, and distribute their work -- with others on generous terms. Creative Commons intends to help people express this preference for sharing by offering the world a set of licenses on our Website, at no charge."
This is an organization worth following.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this license is better (for me)

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