November 26, 2008 · Lessig
Chris’ post says:
For Obama media to be offered under a CC license (with the licensed embedded in the media itself) would signal his seriousness about embracing openness, transparency and the nature of discourse on the web. It would also signify a shift towards the type of collaboration typified by Web 2.0 social sites, enabling a modern dialectic relationship between the citizenry and its government.
Note the “seriousness” of Obama’s commitment here might well be wondered about. Note the tag line on “change.gov“: “CONTENT COPYRIGHT © 2008. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.” Talk about “change” — an effectively governmental website claiming “all rights reserved.”