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

Liam Wyatt liamwyatt at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 23:55:04 UTC 2010

You are aware that Wikimedia projects use creative commons licenses, right?
You have noticed that Wikimedia projects delete content on-sight that is a
copyright violation? You do know that creative commons is a project to
promote the *legal* re-use of copyrighted material?

 As the article says:

"While lobby groups EFF and Public Knowledge advocate for liberal copyright
laws, Creative Commons actually creates licenses to protect content

Given that the Wikimedia projects are smack-bang in the middle of the
free-culture movement, don't you think that you might be barking up the
wrong tree to suggest that David G is in any way out of place to be pointing
this issue out to us on this list?

On 25 June 2010 23:39, Jeffrey Peters <17peters at cardinalmail.cua.edu> wrote:

> Dear James,
> If that was what Michael was saying, then I apologize for what I said to
> him. However, I think the problem could be is that some people see only
> what
> wired.com says (i.e. targetting Creative Commons, etc) and not the law
> that
> was being passed that the backers of those were in opposition to (i.e. the
> anti-piracy law. As I pointed out in the WSJ article, was something
> Lawrence
> Lessig would be against as he wanted, if you read the very end, to end any
> enforcement of copyright laws against P2P people, which happens to be
> blatant piracy).
> I am all for my chosing to release my content without any copyright
> restrictions. I am against forcing everyone to do the same, as there is a
> lot of content of my own that I do not release freely and I would not want
> to be released freely.
> Sincerely,
> Jeffrey Peters
> aka Ottava Rima

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