a step forward for creative commons 01.24.2009, 3:24 PM
posted by dan visel
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Congratulations to Creative Commons: change may yet come for copyright.
Posted by dan visel on January 24, 2009 3:24 PM
Laroquod on January 25, 2009 6:21 PM:
This makes an important statement, if it does seem at odds with President Obama appointing RIAA lawyers to top posts in the Justice Department.
Cannonball Jones on January 26, 2009 5:18 AM:
Great news, there have already been some fantastic changes with regards to online openness since the new administration came in. The robots.txt for the whitehouse.gov site used to contain a list of 2400 pages which were blocked to search engine spiders, now the site is entirely spiderable. It's a small change that only tech geeks will notice but it means a hell of a lot.