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NewsForge: Creative Commons Gets New Chairman; Lessig to Continue as CEO

Dec 22, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After four successful years of revolutionizing how content is shared in the real world, Lawrence Lessig, founding chairman of Creative Commons, announced his retirement as chairman of the board last week. Lessig passed the CC torch to Joi Ito, a venture capitalist from Japan.

"Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization and is known for its Creative Commons copyright licenses. 'We provide free licenses,' Lessig writes, 'that mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share the work, or remix the work, or both share and remix the work, as the author chooses...'"

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