Friday, November 23, 2012

Delightful irony: students for free culture adamantly opposed to license used for Lessig's Free Culture

Larry Lessig's book, Free Culture, was the inspiration for the Free Culture movement, released as a paperback as well as a free online book, using the license CC-BY-NC 1.0 (

How ironic that Students for Free Culture consider the Noncommercial license to be "proprietary" and incompatible with free culture?

I wonder how many of them read the free online version - noncommercial license and all? 

Thanks very much to Creative Commons for keeping up the fight for free culture; note that after fulsome discussion, CC has elected to retain the noncommercial license in version 4.0, with no change in definition.