[Foundation-l] ASCAP comes out against "copyleft"

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 22:28:39 UTC 2010

On 25 June 2010 23:15, James Alexander <jamesofur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/ascap-assails-free-culture-digital-rights-groups/
>> They're actually gathering money to fight free content.
>> We may need to do something about this.

> I can at least understand them having issue with EFF and the like but the
> article is right: going against Creative Commons is laughable. How DARE you
> decide to release your own content into the public sphere, how DARE YOU! /me
> sighs

"Laughable" it may be to us, but they're trying to gather actual
lobbying dollars to block the use of such licences. I do think we need
to say "er, no" nice and early.

- d.

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