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Creative Commons : the next generation : Creative Commons licence use five years on

Coates, Jessica M. (2007) Creative Commons : the next generation : Creative Commons licence use five years on. SCRIPTed, 4(1), pp. 72-94.

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Abstract

Since its launch in 2001, the Creative Commons open content licensing initiative has received both praise and censure. While some have touted it as a major step towards removing the burdens copyright law imposes on creativity and innovation in the digital age, others have argued that it robs artists of their rightful income. This paper aims to provide a brief overview and analysis of the practical application of the Creative Commons licences five years after their launch. It looks at how the Creative Commons licences are being used and who is using them, and attempts to identify likely motivations for doing so. By identifying trends in how this licence use has changed over time, it also attempts to rebut arguments that Creative Commons is a movement of academics and hobbyists, and has no value for traditional organisations or working artists.

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ID Code: 32006
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Creative Commons, copyright, open access, open content licensing, internet law
DOI: 10.2966/scrip.040107.72
ISSN: 1744-2567
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Jessica Coates
Copyright Statement: Available for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia licence - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/au/
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2010 12:48
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:28

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