[Advocacy Advisors] FYI - Creative Commons statement on copyright reform

Luis Villa lvilla at wikimedia.org
Thu Oct 17 01:42:21 UTC 2013

Hi, all-

I thought I'd pass along this CC statement on copyright reform - strong and
interesting statement, discussing both the key issues, the possibility for
positive change, but also discussing some of the institutional constraints
CC faces:


This statement was driven by the CC chapters, who wanted more activism on
this issue and met together at the CC conference in Buenos Aires.

CC feels a particular responsibility on this issue because some people have
said "CC licenses prove copyright is not broken". CC explicitly says in the
policy that "CC licenses are a patch" to a broken system. I don't know if
we have a similar unique obligation or role in copyright reform, but it may
be something to think about.


Luis Villa
Deputy General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
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