Creative Commons is joining in the growing chorus of people who oppose article 11 and article 13.
Open licensed music isn’t entirely new. Artists seeing the pitfalls of copyright isn’t entirely new either. But what is interesting is to see a German music outlet distribute over 345,000 free songs in one month.
Last month, ASCAP issued a letter hoping to collect donations to fight the copyleft movement. After severe backlash both externally and internally for saying that organizations like Creative Commons, EFF, and Public Knowledge is anti-copyright, you’d think that ASCAP would simply drop the matter. Amazingly, you’d be wrong for thinking that.
The now infamous ASCAP letter, where ASCAP attacked Creative Commons, EFF and Public Knowledge allegedly for undermining their copyright, has generated no shortage of controversy. Was it a one-off incident that was poorly worded? Apparently not.
Ever since the story broke that ASCAP was accusing organizations like Creative Commons, EFF and Public Knowledge, of undermining copyright, it set off a firestorm both in creative circles, copyright observation circles and even amongst ASCAP members. Now, the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has weighed in.
Yesterday, we reported that ASCAP said that organizations like Creative Commons were undermining their copyrights. Today, we’ve received an official response from Creative Commons with regards to the letter writing campaign.
The free culture movement is abuzz today over news that ASCAP has requested their members to fight organizations like Creative Commons, Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation over what it claims as an effort to undermine copyright.
The open content community has been very upbeat recently – and it’s no surprise since they won what they say is a major legal victory.
There is little doubt that there are hundreds of thousands of Creative Commons works in existence today.
There are many perceptions about artists whose creative works are found online.