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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More flexible copyrights.


The issues of royalties and intellectual property in Internet are suffering drastic changes in last years. The entities more affected by these turns are the great music enterprises and businesses of movies (pirated, constantly) and lately some large world newspapers by the competence of a parallel press (blogosphere), a still wild east enviromment, in which an importan number of viewers would like to avoid the issue of of authorship's rights and intellectual property. In the blogosphere there is of all, but also a lot to take from here and of there, without citing the original sources, without mentioning the original author. In principle, the punitive restrictions, had in the passwords their better defense. These became in goalkeepers, defenders of the sacrosanct intellectual property. No one could enter to the reading of many contents of electronic newspapers. However, by its extreme rigidity and by the fact that the same news could be read in other sections of Internet, the system began to fall in disuse.

It is here where http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1687379,00.html does its apparition Lawrence Lessig, lawyer of the University of Stanford, willing to establish a more flexible system, capable to be the information -or creation- more adapted to the electronic age and to the preferences of a more youthful, more fresh public. The members of Common Creative, are not lawyers that are going to defend you or, to fight for you, if your work is stolen online. Alone they offer you a free logo http://creativecommons.org/ that will permit you to demarcate your territory in which you will specify the form in which you (author), would like your work be utilized. If someone besides reading you, desires to reproduce, to modify or to market your work, certainly he can do it provided that he mention the author, and make participate you of the profits when it was in that way stipulated. ... What amazing, like to have associates that diffuse your work and obtain contracts for you…gain them and gain you…. That the idea of Lessig, is successful, there is no doubt. Common Creative (some rights preserved), had the first year (2002), 1 million subscriptors, today they add already: 45 million.
Creative Commons

Los considerandos prácticos sobre derechos de autor y propiedad intelectual en la era del Internet vienen sufriendo cambios drásticos. Las entes mas afectados por estos giros son las grandes disqueras y empresas de cine (pirateadas constantemente) y últimamente algunos grandes diarios del mundo afectos a la competencia de una prensa paralela (blogosfera), un medio aún salvaje, que gustaria prescindir de los derechos de autoria y propiedad intelectual. En la blogósfera hay de todo, pero también mucho de tomar de aquí y de allá, sin citar las fuentes originales, sin mencionar al autor primigenio. En principio, las restricciones punitivas-restrictivas, tuvieron en los passwords su mejor defensa. Estos llegaron a constituirse en cancerberos, defensores de la sacrosanta propiedad intelectual. No cualquiera podia ingresar a la lectura de los contenidos, de los diarios electrónicos. Empero, por su rigidéz extrema y como la misma noticia podia ser leida en otras secciones de Internet, el sistema empezó a caer en desuso.
Derechos de autor, adaptados a la era electrónica

Es aquí donde hace su aparición Lawrence Lessig, abogado de la Universidad de Stanford, dispuesto a implantar un sistema más flexible, capáz de masivizar la información -o creación- de un modo mas acorde a la era electrónica y a las preferencias de un público más fresco, más juvenil. Los integrantes de Common Creative, no son abogados que te van a defender o, abogar por ti, si roban tu obra online. Solo te ofrecen un logo gratuito que te permitirá demarcar tu territorio en el que especificarás la forma en que tú (autor), desearias se utilice tu obra. Si alguien además de leerte, desea reproducir, modificar o comercializar tu obra puede hacerlo siempre que te mencione (autor), y te haga participar de las ganancias cuando asi esté estipulado.... Bárbaro, como tener socios que difunden tu obra y te consiguen contratos…ganan ellos y ganas tú…. Que la idea de Lessig, es exitosa, no cabe duda. Common Creative (some rights preserved), tuvo el primer año (2002), 1 millón de suscritos, hoy suman yá : 45 millones.