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How could it possibly hurt artists? No one's forcing you to use Creative Commons.

David Dufresne

CC gives creators more control over their rights, and that actually values copyright even more. In my opinion that's a good thing.

Empowering an artist to say "you're free to use my work, share it, remix it, etc." gives more weight to "but don't use it for commercial purposes, unless I agree and get properly compensated for it".


The current copyright laws still have a long way to go to catch up to the digital age. CC helps artists circumvent ©opyright shortcomings. As an artist, I should have more control over how I can license my works.


CC doesn't harm, on the contrary, it gives more control to the artist to be able to choose exactly everything. How many artists did you heard saying "I just didn't want people to be able to go to prision just because they downloaded my music"? How could they have a choice about it - regarding their own work! - before CC?


Why throwing copyright away? The structure behind the music industry is too complex. Collecting societies, music publishers, managers and record companies, they all seem to profit from the artists. The internet is an inspiring marketing environment for new and promising artists. They can manage their own music copyright and set their own conditions at http://www.villamusicrights.com


The problem is that the Tunecore article is inaccurate in a lot of it's points it makes about creative commons. If you look at the comments for that article a lot of the people that know more about it than the writer point out what he got wrong.


BTW, I want to point out the irony that the Tunecore homepage has a testimonial from Trent Reznor with a picture of his Ghosts I-IV album which was released under creative commons. Thought that was kinda funny.

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