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December 6, 2013

CC’s Next Generation Licenses — Welcome Version 4.0!
Diane Peters, Creative Commons, December 6, 2013


Creative Commons has released the new versions of their licenses, now available for adoption. They write, "The 4.0 licenses — more than two years in the making — are the most global, legally robust licenses produced by CC to date." When I choose the non-commercial license I have always used, it throws up a big 'This is not a Free Culture License' warning. Which is absurd, because the whole point of using the non-commercial license is to ensure that the work remains free. I don't know why Creative Commons persists in lobbying against its own licenses, but there it is, and nothing I say will change that, I guess.


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Review of the EU Copyright Rules
European Commission, December 5, 2013

Paul Keller writes by email: "Today the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules. It is quite a massive consultation (with 80 questions) touching on a broad number of topics. the deadline for the consultation is 5 february 2014 and it would obviously be good to have as many responses as possible making arguments in favour of substantial reform." I have nowhere near the internet I need here at the Sheraton Arlington hotel to actually read a document online, but ti looks worth following up.

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