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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Defending Creative Commons

Mia Garlick, Creative Humbug? Bah the humbug, let's get creative! INDICARE, July 27, 2005.
Creative Commons has been criticized recently, in particular by legal counsel for the Hungarian collecting society ARTISJUS in a recent article in INDICARE, for being unforthcoming about its purpose and misrepresenting both its mission and licenses. Creative Commons welcomes the debate about copyright issues and Creative Commons' role in working to facilitate the interests of creators and users of copyrighted works. This article seeks to clarify some misunderstandings and misrepresentations about what Creative Commons is about and about the Creative Commons' licenses.