Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 7th Sep 2010 10:25 UTC
Multimedia, AV Every so often we publish here at OSNews articles about copyright, about the war of the "old media" establishment against everyone else. Many, myself included, have argued that the way to get out of this mess -- short of changing the law -- is to have more artists release their work under a Creative Commons license. However, after a few years it became obvious to me that CC would never be able to change the industry all by itself. Offering a Free license, and having 30,000 albums released under it, was still not enough. Until the Summer of 2009, that is. Update: Added audio samples.
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RE: Different perspective
by Laurence on Tue 7th Sep 2010 15:10 UTC in reply to "Different perspective"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

This is what I think CC intended to do. It definitely works; it just needs an artist that stands out above the rest of the pack.


You mean like Nine Inch Nails?
http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/11293

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RE[2]: Different perspective
by Kroc on Tue 7th Sep 2010 19:35 in reply to "RE: Different perspective"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

The Beastie Boys too, who licenced some of their content, where it turned up in various scene remixes—this one is a favourite: http://remix.kwed.org/?search_id=3307

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RE[3]: Different perspective
by essen on Tue 7th Sep 2010 22:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Different perspective"
essen Member since:
2010-06-08

I think the real question is: can an artist make it without going through the big labels at all? Could those artists have become popular if they went CC right away? Or is the big labels' marketing machine necessary to make it in the first place?

That's a big question still not answered AFAIK, at least not for the mainstream audience.

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