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Opinion: Ruling Favors Copyright Holders

Publication Date: 
September 15, 2008
Source: 
London Free Press (Ontario)
Author: 
David Canton

Professor Lawrence Lessig is quoted and Creative Commons is referenced in a London Free Press story about a recent U.S. Federal Appeals Court ruling that has found that copyright laws apply to free software licenses:

Larry Lessig, a Stanford University law professor and developer of Creative Commons, has called the decision "a very important victory" that provides "important clarity and certainty by a critically important U.S. court."

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization providing copyright licences that let individuals make their work available to the public while continuing to restrict certain rights. Creative Commons acted as a friend of the court in this case.