copyright

Rise of the fashion trolls

A funny thing happens as a Congressional session comes to a close. Priorities, whether political or policy, rocket to the surface. It becomes a war...Read more

On cookbooks, orphans, and out-of-print books

Several years back, I sought one rather elusive cookbook. I first spotted The Use-It-Up Cookbook (A Guide for Minimizing Food Waste) in a used...Read more

Theft! A History of Music—Part 1: Plato and all that jazz

Why did Plato argue that remixing should be banned by the state? What threats did jazz and rock 'n roll pose? And what does all of that mean for the...Read more

Developing films the open source way

In a world where movies are produced on budgets of hundreds of millions of dollars, at a time when studios expect a huge return on their investment,...Read more

On copyright aggregation

A collaborative activity dubbed Project Harmony is now under way between corporate and corporate-sponsored participants in the free and open source...Read more

Lawrence Lessig's new journey (part two)

I think I was as surprised as anyone when I heard that Larry Lessig was stepping away from Creative Commons. It seemed like a sudden change of...Read more

Public Domain Mark: A Creative Commons effort to tag the public domain

Earlier this month, Creative Commons asked for comment on the new Public Domain Mark (PDM), "a tool that would make it easy for people to tag and...Read more

Lawrence Lessig's new journey (part one)

Maybe you’ve heard of Lawrence Lessig . Maybe as Larry Lessig . Then again, maybe you haven’t. But perhaps you’ve heard of free culture as a movement...Read more