Heiko Recktenwald on Wed, 2 Jul 2003 13:48:18 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> opencontent.org dissolves and stalls its licenses


> Anyway, Francis has suggested that Florian take up the maintenance of OC....

Think it is the same in common law, but the first thing that comes to mind
from a continental point of view is that "content" is free anyway, topic
of copyright law is the "form" in which the content is presented. So "Open
Text License" would be much better anyway. You have to say what you

> I share a feeling with Tim that the CC/Boyle conglomeration are doing
> some interesting work but there is something missing for me in their
> political analysis (if I can put it in those terms). There seems to be a
> preoccpuation in some ways with fitting the commons into capital (if I
> may be so blunt) rather than grasping the significance of these things
> as (to borrow from Stefan Merten) a milestone on a road to a new way of
> doing things/society. My initial feeling is that (excuse this for those
> friends in the States) is that CC is too hung up on North American ideas
> of liberty and the "founding fathers". It is one thing I have trouble
> with when I read Lessig, Boyle et al...this preoccupation with the
> values of the US or their version of what they are. To say this is not

Yeah, and my concern is that we care much to much about the local values
of the US society, the many problems in California are not ours, if we
live elsewhere. This is not against solidarity, but the problems are not
allways the same. "Communicating american values" a la Gingrich, not with

Good point!


> around would help of course as well (no shortage of that). Thus I am
> keen to suggest that if there is a feeling that CC is not for some of us
> we establish a mechanism (some server space please) to take this task on.

http://www.uni-bonn.de/~uzs106/ -- this MIME type is dynamic...

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