February 25, 2005 · Lessig
Attention to Mr. Orlowski has apparently waned, so his trash is back. You might not get this from his article, but even though he states “[t]his week Trudeau has turned his attention to the ‘Creative Commons’ project,” in fact, Trudeau does not mention “Creative Commons” at all. Indeed, for anyone who knows anything about what Creative Commons is trying to do, no doubt Thudpucker is a funny character but his views have little to do with mine, or CC‘s.
And as for the project that has “failed to gain much traction,” we were surprised (and pleased) to see this week that the Yahoo linkback search to Creative Commons licenses is now over 10,000,000. If that’s right, then we were at 1,000,000 link backs in a year, 5,000,000 in two, and now over 10,000,000 in 2 1/2. Imagine what we could have done had we only gotten some “traction.”
But the best part of reading this article is that it advertises at the bottom “related articles,” including this. I am astonished that The Register continues to carry this trash (or, for that matter, its author). As I told them then, the article is a lie. Not mistaken, but a lie: a knowing falsehood, published, and published still. Such is the nature of the writer, and apparently the publication.