Excerpts from my HOPE talk

Excerpts from my talk “Sita Sings the Blues: a Free Culture Success Story” at The Next H.O.P.E. (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference, July 16 2010 in New York City. Includes: why I insisted on authentic songs, what is and is not property, software is culture, the difference between Share Alike (copyleft) and other Creative Commons licenses, why I paid to legally license the old songs, how noncommercial copyright infringement is still illegal, legal costs, benefits of audience sharing & decentralized distribution, the Sita Sings the Blues Merchandise Empire (sitasingstheblues.com/store), open-licensed merch, audience goodwill, how fans support artists, rivalrous vs. non-rivalrous goods, the Creator Endorsed Mark, migrating Flash files to open formats, gift income, commerce without monopolies, why I encourage legal sharing, and more!

Learn about the movie: http://sitasingstheblues.com/
Donate: http://questioncopyright.org/sita_dis…
Store: http://sitasingstheblues.com/store
HOPE: http://thenexthope.org/

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5 thoughts on “Excerpts from my HOPE talk”

  1. Glad to see how well you’re doing with Sita. On your last financial update you hadn’t quite broken past the cost of the “licensing” fees. It’s good to see the success you’ve been having (not that there aren’t many more kinds of success) with Sita, and it seems that isn’t even including speaking fees.

    P.S. I’ve been considering your cc-nc vs cc-sa + ce mark, but it really is a complex issue, which isn’t surprising given that it’s a creator/culture subject about which you and Cory actually disagree somewhat.

  2. … (hmm)… something to think on, as indeed you are someone to keep an eye on…

    … (um, that is said in the Watch-her-that-kid’s-going-places vain rather than the follow-her-see-who-she-talks-to-and-if-they-keep-house-plants kind’of way)…

    … and thanks…

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