Wednesday, October 06, 2010

So…where did they go?

Maybe you noticed. Or maybe you didn’t. The tracks provided to us by UoR student band Overeasy were withdrawn last week. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons.

1) Creative Commons, Free Culture and Open Access are newer concepts of understanding ownership and authorship, so can be difficult to grasp.
2) Free Culture and Open Access is all about creators having control over their creations. Not someone else.

Armacost Library realizes and honors both of these points.

And chief among the rights artists and creators should retain, we believe, is the right to decide what they want to happen with their work. Overeasy made the brave and honorable decision to take the time necessary to understand Creative Commons copyright before committing them to Open Access.

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