Friday, May 04, 2007

Obama's got the right idea...

By requesting that the recent debate be released under a Creative Commons license (or under public domain), which would allow anyone to use it freely (provided they attribute the creator of the content, MSNBC). More proof that Obama "gets it". We can't become a culture where everything is copyrighted, or there is no way to build on existing ideas and intellectual property.

From the letter to Chairman Dean:

As you know, the Internet has enabled an extraordinary range of citizens to participate in the political dialogue around this election. Much of that participation will take the form of citizen generated content. We, as a Party, should do everything that we can to encourage this participation. Not only will it keep us focused on the issues that matter most to America, it will also encourage participation by a wide range of our youth who have traditionally simply tuned out from politics.

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