Creative Commons: what’s in it for me?

The hidden value of Creative Commons:

Every so often, I get a little Google news vanity alert about a photo that’s been credited on the Internet. One of my faves is the remix of Lawrence Lessig at the top of this post. It is actually a collage that was created by Andy on the fly for a G33k dinner.

Tag up your photos and try it yourself. If they’re on a free hosting service, what do you have to lose?

Makes sense to me. A big part of why I use CC or public domain licensing on my music is to encourage reuse and hopefully create viral effects.

So something holding back CC musicians is that it’s hard for potential reusers to find permissively licensed music on independent sites like mine.

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