Lessig responds to ASCAP
Following up on the post I made a few weeks ago about ASCAP attacking Creative Commons is this:
Lawrence Lessig, founding member of CC, responds to ASCAP. It’s worth the read. Here’s a snippet:
These licenses [CC licenses] are, obviously, copyright licenses. They depend upon a firm and reliable system of copyright for them to work. Thus CC could have no interest in “undermining” the very system the licenses depend upon — copyright. Indeed, to the contrary, CC only aims to strengthen the objectives of copyright, by giving the creators a simpler way to exercise their rights.