huge and important news: free licenses upheld (Lessig Blog)

Excellent news:

http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/huge_and_important_news_free_l.html

I am very proud to report today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (THE “IP” court in the US) has upheld a free (ok, they call them “open source”) copyright license, explicitly pointing to the work of Creative Commons and others. (The specific license at issue was the Artistic License.) This is a very important victory, and I am very very happy that the Stanford Center for Internet and Society played a key role in securing it. Congratulations especially to Chris Ridder and Anthony Falzone at the Center.

This kind of precedent is very important for persuading corporate and institutional clients to use Free Culture licences.

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