FREEDOM TO SHARE
ccMixter Answers ASCAP with Collaborative Write-Record- Remix Event
ccMixter is a collaborative community that uses Creative Commons licenses. ASCAP is the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers.
This event especially honors the art of writing and composition. ccMixter is a place where writing and composition are uniquely honored through collaboration.
ASCAP recently started a fund-raising campaign for a fight against Creative Commons, EFF and Public Knowledge — claiming Creative Commons licenses undermine copyright, somehow forfeiting artist royalties. We’ve found rather the opposite to be true as ccMixter thrives from the creative freedom and opportunity inherent in sharing our work under Creative Commons licenses.
As artists, we believe WE should have the freedom to choose how we share our work. Creative Commons licenses are an innovative way for us to retain ownership, and yet also give us the freedom to choose how our work is used and reused. We do not sacrifice ownership by sharing our creations under these licenses, nor do we necessarily give up our right to receive royalties (depending on the Creative Commons license under which a work is shared).
We considered drafting an official response from ccMixter. But our creative, collaborative process speaks for itself. Our creative works are more powerful than words. Thus the FREEDOM TO SHARE Remix Event was born!