Creative Commons

If, in fact, limited monopolies do not work, than how do we nurture our Farnsworths and Teslas?

There is, by the way, an effort-- inspired by Lawrence Lessig -- to address this issue. I gather it aims to empower creators of intellectual property to directly control its disposition, vis-a-vis the commons, and to reduce the transaction costs of flexible licensing.

Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2002/03/10.html#a123