As Creative Commons Restructures Globally, What Should its Future in India Look Like?
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-08-22
"While many see the practice of copyright as a device to protect intellectual property, there are others who seek alternatives that liberate knowledge without damaging a creator’s bread-and-butter. To a non-lawyer like myself, creative work of any kind – poetry, fiction, a documentary that I made, or even a photograph – look precious and worth protecting from anyone to steal and misuse. But in reality, what goes on the internet, stays on the internet – in hundreds of places as mirror copies. Copyright laws are so complex and it is so difficult for a common creative producer to protect their work from being misused, the basic purpose of sharing knowledge is often lost in the pursuit of protection. Creative commons licenses have for years lead a path towards the latter. As it re-energises itself globally, by reaching out to the larger community, it is also reshaping in India...."