Response to ASCAP’s deceptive claims

———- Forwarded message ———-From: Eric Steuer

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From: Eric Steuer <esteuer@creativecommons.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 1:03 AM
Subject: Response to ASCAP’s deceptive claims
To: “—snip–” <—snip—>

Dear Creative Commons supporter,

Last week, ASCAP sent a fundraising letter to its members calling on them to fight “opponents” such as Creative Commons, falsely claiming that we work to undermine copyright.*

Creative Commons licenses are copyright licenses – plain and simple. Period. CC licenses are legal tools that creators can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. Without copyright, these tools don’t work. Artists and record labels that want to make their music available to the public for certain uses, like noncommercial sharing or remixing, should consider using CC licenses. Artists and labels that want to reserve all of their copyright rights should absolutely not use CC licenses. Continue reading “Response to ASCAP’s deceptive claims”