March 04, 2005

Lenz on IPKat on Orlowski on Doonesbury on Creative Commons

Long title, but only a short remark.

Ipkat is a blog on intellectual property issues from an European perspective.

Orlowski has somehow got an article full of errors published in which he attacks Creative Commons as "techno utopian idiocy". I won't even link to that piece. Here is Lessig's response.

Then Ipkat republishes that article with the short comment that Creative Commons is a "Holy Cow" and should be debated more.

I don't know what kind of arrangement IPKat has with the Register regarding that republication. At first sight, it looks to an outsider like me that IPKat might be in violation of their requirements for republication.

If so, it seems kind of ironic to me that someone would join this kind of unqualified attack against Creative Commons and at the same time engage in behaviour that Creative Commons wants to be free, but that would be illegal under the all rights reserved default.

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Posted by Karl-Friedrich Lenz at March 4, 2005 10:52 AM