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Creative Commons licenses: a discussion

If you’ve reading this site for the last month or two, you know you gaga I’ve been going over the Jamendo music site.

Here’s an enlightening discussion (with contribution from me) about the sticky question of Creative Commons licenses).

My favorite remark:

Giving artists the freedom to restrict music is like the freedom in giving a plantation owner the freedom to keep slaves.

Yes, I know, restricting music it isn’t as evil as slavery (since slaves suffer). I have a shotgun, a burlap sack with heavy rocks and a deep pond waiting at the back of my yard for anyone who dares to point that out.

The point remains: it is indeed a freedom, but it works by restricting the freedom of the music/slaves being controlled. And it deservedly prompts the question – should music/slaves be controlled?

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