iCommons at the Digital Age

International Commons at the Digital Age
La création en partage
edited by Danièle Bourcier & Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay

Foreword by Lawrence Lessig:
The iCommons project is a world-wide movement, responding to two obvious facts about the regulation of creativity today: First, that copyright is essential to the dignity, and often the incentives, of creative authors.
Second, that the existing system of copyright is insanely complex and often harmful to the interests of creators. iCommons thus spreads the Creative Commons tools to give authors free tools to enable them to mark their content with the freedom they intend their work to carry, while reserving the rights the author believes must be reserved. “Some rights reserved” is the model, and tools to enable that exercise of author rights without requiring a lawyer to stand in the middle of the mix.
This project has generated extraordinary enthusiasm internationally, as many respond to the unhelpful extremism of too many in the copyright debate. It has attracted musicians, academics, authors, film-makers and researchers internationally who want a simpler way to exercise their
rights, without rejecting the protection of copyright altogether. Thus, while we began this project in the United States, it responds to ideas that have no nationality. Unnecessary burdens imposed by the law are not popular anywhere. It is especially meaningful that this project takes root in France. France has long stood for two ideals that we believe Creative Commons embodies: liberty, and the respect for authors’ rights. We believe, like many in France, that respecting authors rights (as opposed, for example, to publishers) and enabling authors to exercise those rights easily, is a certain way to assure a wide range of valuable creativity.

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