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Summer Blogging, Creative Commons

July 12, 2010 · No Comments

…a week ago was it, I blogged about Steven Harnard’s vision for online repositories of scholarly journals, and how it forms a “sort of” precursor to the CC.  Another piece to consider in, if you will, immediate ancestors of the CC is Selling Wine Without the Bottles by John Perry Barlow.  Mr. Barlow was one of the techno-utopians of the 1990’s who foresaw revolutionary positive change coming from the Internet. Written in 1993, this piece predicts that the Internet will render copyright obsolete, and while as prediction it’s off base, Barlow’s thoughts on who really owns an idea are fascinating, and a good precursor of the CC.

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