Friday, May 4, 2007

Politicians, Bloggers Request Presidential Debates to be CC Licensced

Barack Obama has sent a letter to Chairman Dean of the DNC requesting that recordings of the presidential debates shun traditional copyright. Instead, he suggests using Creative Commons licensing to make sharing completely legal. If this goes through, I'm wondering if the less successful debate participants will regret the free use as they see slip ups, funny yells, and contradictions endlessly mashed up by YouTubers.

Barack's letter was part of a bi-partisan campaign that also sent a letter to the RNC. More details are in the Washington Post article.

Lawrence Lessig gives an expected nod on his blog as well.

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