Creative Commons for Dummies

You might have heard of Creative Commons? It’s been promoted as a pathway to universal enlightenment, freeing up information and creative work for the betterment of mankind.

Right?

Wrong.

The shabby truth is, it’s a bullshit solution to a non-existent problem. Anyone who wants to share their work for free can do it. Copyright law, as it exists, is simpler. It protects individual rights, and allows  for exceptions like fair use, satire, and educational uses.

So why do we need Creative Commons?

We don’t.

Creative Commons is a utopian mythical smokescreen invented by Neo Liberal Silicon Valley entrepreneurs (and their well paid stooges in academia) to camouflage their war on everyone else’s property rights. Their own rights, of course, remain sacred and fiercely protected.

http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2014/04/02/does-creative-commons-make-sense/

About Costa Botes

I'm a freelance film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. I make mainly long form independent documentaries about characters I find interesting.
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