July 27, 2004

OPEN CONTENT: Friends of the Creative Domain

The Friends of the Creative Domain - a UK activist group created to foster free culture, free software, and open content - has put up a Wiki for gathering and organizing materials related to its campaigns. Its first project is to help the BBC win the right to put its archive of TV and radio programming online in the next version of the BBC's Charter, which is currently being negotiated.
(link via BoingBoing)

Posted by Joanne Tzanis at 05:05 PM | Comments (0)

COPYRIGHT: This Song Is My Song

thisland_main2.jpgIt was only a matter of time... the JibJab brothers, creators of the seemingly ubiquitous "This Land" parody, have been threatened with a lawsuit by the holders of the copyright to Woody Guthrie's classic song, who apparently fear that the parody will somehow corrupt the song's message. This is a particularly interesting development, considering Guthrie's standard copyright notice:

"This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Se