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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Two problems
by daddio on Wed 8th Sep 2010 14:39 UTC
daddio
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There are really two problems that any copyright revolution has to fight past with regard to music.

1) The "war on piracy" has (deliberately, I believe) confused most consumers into thinking that music is either paid for or pirated. They comprehend no difference between that pirated Weezer, and this CC licenced music.

2) Making it easy to find and enjoy. You addressed this one, but the importance of making CC music available can't be understated. I hope that eventually (after we defeat obstacle 1) Portals that allow only Libre music may compete directly with the Major labels, which do distribution and exposure very well, as it is the foundation of their business.

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