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Case 3: IPR and Creative Commons

The following discussion questions are based on the primary reading below:


  1. Why was Creative Commons created in the first place ?
    [ie what was its intent and what was the context for its creation]
  2. What does Creative Commons change about copyright ?
    (and what variations of rights are there under Creative Commons ?)
  3. Why would an author, like Cory Doctorow, intent on selling books, wish to place their intellectual property in to the public domain in the manner that Creative Commons allows (and why would their publisher let them) ?
    (what business model implications are there ?)
  4. What factors might professional photographers wish to take into account in considering Creative Commons as the basis for the image rights of their work ?

Primary reading