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Is the UK more Creative or Common?

8 April 2005

openDemocracy's Becky Hogge writes another great article. On O'Reilly, she welcomes the Creative Commons copyright license to the UK. She explains the legal difference between the US and UK licenses, which allow freer use and re-use of copyrighted material.

She says adoption of the license is likely to be more painfree in the UK, where there is a stronger tradition of public service media than in America. Certainly, the BBC are supportive, as are OfCom, Research Councils UK, JISC, the Museums Libraries and Archives Council, The National Health Service, and the British Library who have all promised to consider CC licenses for future projects.

The British music industry has been less happy to see a new copyright-kid on the block. Will CC work against the market? Noooo, it will create new ones.

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