Creative Commons has begun its 2011 fundraising drive:
The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.You can click on the image to learn more about Creative Commons or donate. A fifty-dollar donation gets a t-shirt with the message “I Love to Share.”
I support Creative Commons and make Orange Crate Art available under a Creative Commons 3.0 License.