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Open Source National Law Project (x-post)
Hi, I'm going to Oglethorpe University, and one of my 4 courses is Business Law I.
Well, as I do have a long-lasting interest in politics, as well as in computer technology, this particular class has inspired me to concoct this particular idea that combines law and open source in a potentially earth-shaking manner. This is what I was writing just a few minutes ago:
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What do you think?
Obviously, this community never took off. I contacted a few LJers who had listed creative commons and copyright reform as part of their interests. Most were dismissive; a few highly agressive. Quel suprise, people in general are idiots. In any case, two economists from Yale Law school no less got the same idea, and we have - Why not?.net. Hey, I coulda thought of that! And I did :).
Reply from Creative Commons
Sorry for the long delay. Answers below:
On Apr 9, 2004, at 9:55 AM, Gareth wrote:
> I’ve created a community on blogging site
> livejournal.com, which is designed to act as a
> repository and forum for creative commons work. The
> community’s information is available here –
> We are using the Attribution 1 license -
> I’d be grateful if you answer two questions for me.
> 1. Is the it legally ok to use a creative commons
> license in the way this community does i.e.: Can a
> work be copyrighted under a creative commons license,
> merely by being posted (by the works original author)
> to a repository of creative commons work or is it
> absolutely necessary for the author of each work to
> individually license it?
yes, just be sure to alert your contributors, that a condition of
contribution is that they license their content.
> 2. Could you give us an idea of the sorts of ideas
> that can be copyrighted under a creative commons
> license, as opposed to those that require a patent or
> the as yet unavailable science commons license?
Copyrights cover texts, audio, video, etc. Patents cover inventions.
> Many thanks,
> Gareth Stack,
> genius_idea moderator
yay for garreth and his community.
spreading twinged dreams from apple trees.
i dreamt a dream too far from here.*
Welcome to genius_idea
A community where ideas can be posted under a very liberal creative commons licence. A seedbed & dumping ground for all your old pictures, songs, and stories. A place for the poems you could never finish, the inventions you’ve conceptualised but never built. This is the community for those who love creativity and ideas, and believe they should be shared rather than limited. You must be a member to post, please check out the community info for details of how to post and the community rules. Join, share your ideas and have fun.
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