Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries

Creative Commons licenses and the music industry

The music industry has been facing many problems lately especially those related to digital technology and the internet. Lawrence Lessig, a leading scholar in cyber law argues that copyright law needs to be adaptive to the current situation.

His provocative ideas have found application with the establishment of the creative commons organisation. The paper tries to give a better understanding of the creative commons movement and its relevance to the music industry. The paper will give an introduction to creative commons organizations, and the different licenses it offers especially those related to music. The main purpose of the research is to asses to what extent creative commons model offers better solutions and opportunities situated to the needs of the music industry. I will conclude the paper by providing my own assessment of the model and the movement in general.

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