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These are two photos I have taken for my CC0 challenge:

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I've taken them with my old camera via a magnifying glass, then edited them a bit with #GIMP and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

Both are hereby released under CC0 1.0 Universal, public domain.

If you haven't already, consider joining us in supporting the public domain by taking part in the #cc0challenge :)

#mywork #cc0 #freeculture #photo #macro #publicdomain
 

Selfless CC0 public domain challenge -- let's try this :)


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In today's highly competitive and self-centered world of terms, conditions, laws and restrictions, let's try to be different at least for a little while. For fun, new experience and the benefit of us all.

What is this?


This is a challenge that states this:

During the next month, create an original work and share it under Creative Common Zero (CC0), public domain dedication license.

This is a challenge to create something, even very small, completely with the goal to help everyone, without any self interest and limiting conditions. This doesn't mean you won't get any reward for your work -- people may choose to reward you, you will get a good feeling -- but this isn't the goal, the motivation, nor an obstacle to your creativity.

Please feel free to copy-paste or reshare this on other social media!

How?

  • Create something original (see the note below) of any nature, quality and scale. Bonus points for providing source files/code or using free as in freedom software for this! The work can be:
    • a picture,
    • photo,
    • video,
    • piece of music,
    • sound recording,
    • computer program,
    • 3D model,
    • literary work
    • or anything similar :)
  • Share it in an appropriate place on the Internet under the CC0 waiver (please do not use other waivers or licenses, they may be ineffective or incompatible). This means you'll give up your copyright and allow anyone to use your work in any way without any conditions, putting your work into the public domain. You can share your work e.g. at (don't forget to select CC0 during the upload!):
    • Wikimedia Commons, likely the biggest sharing place of free cultural works,
    • OpenGameArt, game related art,
    • Freesound, sound samples,
    • Internet Archive,
    • Blendswap, 3D models,
    • Gitlab, computer code,
    • Flickr and other sites supporting CC0 licensing,
    • even places like Youtube can be used, but some of them may complicate sharing e.g. by prohibiting downloading in their terms and conditions, so try to prefer the above :)
    • or other fitting place.
  • You're now encouraged to let others know and share your work on social media using the #cc0challenge hashtag :)

IMPORTANT NOTE


The work you create has to be original and NOT contain any material owned by someone else, so you e.g. CANNOT create a Harry Potter picture or a cover of a Beatles song, but you MAY use a work that is already in the public domain, e.g. a Mozart's composition or something someone else shared on the Internet under CC0.

The copyright rules are complex and often even determining if something is owned by someone is very difficult. If unsure about whether you can use something, rather go with your own work, or ask more experienced people.

FAQ

Why?


Free culture is already a niché topic that needs more supporters, and even within this community I feel like CC0 and public domain often gets lost in the shadow of attribution and sharealike licensing. I have personally tried all kinds of free sharing and eventually arrived at using CC0 exclusively. I don't want to force it, but want people to try it and decide for themselves what limitations they feel are really necessary to impose on their works. Licenses such as CC-BY-SA are widely used -- I simply want you to try CC0 too, and then decide what worked the best. Besides this, with this challenge we can also:
  • do something good,
  • conduct a personal experiment: try CC0 and see what it results in -- perhaps it will become a hobby, perhaps you'll find you'll really rather stick with CC-BY-SA etc.,
  • find a motivation to simply create something,
  • in the process promote public domain and related topics, such as free culture.

How exactly do I share my work under CC0?


This is easy, you must only clearly state that your work is released under CC0 or attach the waiver to the work somehow -- simply let others know you use this waiver for this work. This can be as easy as stating "I release this work under CC0." in the description of your work. However, it is best if you:
  • Provide the licensing information as clearly as possible, i.e. attach also a link to the waiver text (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) and state its full name and version (CC0 1.0 Universal).
  • Attach full text of the waiver to the work if possible (e.g. put it in the archive you distribute the work in).
  • Provide and ideally archive the proof that you've really used this license. This is often solved simply by uploading the work to a well established site, such as Wikimedia Commons, and selecting CC0 as a license.
Don't forget that in order for your work to be put in the public domain it mustn't contain any material owned by someone else!

What do I get from this?


You'll get exactly as much as you give others, since the work you create can be used by anyone, including yourself. And, of course, you'll also get a good feeling of a selfless act and a new experience :)

Even CC0 can be used for self interest goals, but the point of this challenge is to not focus on self interest and see what it feels like and what it results in to simply share something with the sole intent to help others.

Shouldn't I at least require credit or "personal use only" for my work?


There exist licenses for this and you can do this, but not in this challenge. I am not implying it is bad, just that it is very often unnecessary, and would like you to simply reevaluate when it is necessary to impose these condition. The point of this experiment is to try to impose NO restrictions at all and see what happens.

Personally I have found that I mostly get credit even if I don't require it -- people simply do it even if no one forces them to. With CC0 you can still say you'll appreciate credit, you just give up the right to sue someone for not crediting you.

Personal/non-commercial licenses exist too but in the end they impose a very big restriction (since commercial/personal use are very vaguely defined) and such works aren't even considered free cultural works. If you impose this restriction, people will never know exactly what they can do and may easily get discouraged to use your work.

But can't my work be abused?


Firstly this depends on what you mean by abuse, but indeed, other people may in theory make money from your work or use it in a way you wouldn't support. This however doesn't always have to be wrong and may in fact lead to very good things, just as unrestricted sharing of knowledge in science leads to many good things. Indeed it can also lead to things you will perceive as wrong.

But you can only find out by actually trying it. Through this challenge you can make a small experiment in which you can see what this trust, and power, you give others can lead to. You give others the power, and also the responsibility over something you create. From the result you can then decide whether it was a good decision and whether you want to continue in this type of sharing or not in the future.

Don't be afraid, this is already working -- many people are already sharing millions of works under CC0, including very great ones, such as these:

Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
This post by drummyfish is shared under CC0 1.0, public domain.

#cc0 #challenge #cc0challenge #freeculture #sharing #experiment
 

Selfless CC0 public domain challenge -- let's try this :)


Bild/Foto

In today's highly competitive and self-centered world of terms, conditions, laws and restrictions, let's try to be different at least for a little while. For fun, new experience and the benefit of us all.

What is this?


This is a challenge that states this:

During the next month, create an original work and share it under Creative Common Zero (CC0), public domain dedication license.

This is a challenge to create something, even very small, completely with the goal to help everyone, without any self interest and limiting conditions. This doesn't mean you won't get any reward for your work -- people may choose to reward you, you will get a good feeling -- but this isn't the goal, the motivation, nor an obstacle to your creativity.

Please feel free to copy-paste or reshare this on other social media!

How?

  • Create something original (see the note below) of any nature, quality and scale. Bonus points for providing source files/code or using free as in freedom software for this! The work can be:
    • a picture,
    • photo,
    • video,
    • piece of music,
    • sound recording,
    • computer program,
    • 3D model,
    • literary work
    • or anything similar :)
  • Share it in an appropriate place on the Internet under the CC0 waiver (please do not use other waivers or licenses, they may be ineffective or incompatible). This means you'll give up your copyright and allow anyone to use your work in any way without any conditions, putting your work into the public domain. You can share your work e.g. at (don't forget to select CC0 during the upload!):
    • Wikimedia Commons, likely the biggest sharing place of free cultural works,
    • OpenGameArt, game related art,
    • Freesound, sound samples,
    • Internet Archive,
    • Blendswap, 3D models,
    • Gitlab, computer code,
    • Flickr and other sites supporting CC0 licensing,
    • even places like Youtube can be used, but some of them may complicate sharing e.g. by prohibiting downloading in their terms and conditions, so try to prefer the above :)
    • or other fitting place.
  • You're now encouraged to let others know and share your work on social media using the #cc0challenge hashtag :)

IMPORTANT NOTE


The work you create has to be original and NOT contain any material owned by someone else, so you e.g. CANNOT create a Harry Potter picture or a cover of a Beatles song, but you MAY use a work that is already in the public domain, e.g. a Mozart's composition or something someone else shared on the Internet under CC0.

The copyright rules are complex and often even determining if something is owned by someone is very difficult. If unsure about whether you can use something, rather go with your own work, or ask more experienced people.

FAQ

Why?


Free culture is already a niché topic that needs more supporters, and even within this community I feel like CC0 and public domain often gets lost in the shadow of attribution and sharealike licensing. I have personally tried all kinds of free sharing and eventually arrived at using CC0 exclusively. I don't want to force it, but want people to try it and decide for themselves what limitations they feel are really necessary to impose on their works. Licenses such as CC-BY-SA are widely used -- I simply want you to try CC0 too, and then decide what worked the best. Besides this, with this challenge we can also:
  • do something good,
  • conduct a personal experiment: try CC0 and see what it results in -- perhaps it will become a hobby, perhaps you'll find you'll really rather stick with CC-BY-SA etc.,
  • find a motivation to simply create something,
  • in the process promote public domain and related topics, such as free culture.

How exactly do I share my work under CC0?


This is easy, you must only clearly state that your work is released under CC0 or attach the waiver to the work somehow -- simply let others know you use this waiver for this work. This can be as easy as stating "I release this work under CC0." in the description of your work. However, it is best if you:
  • Provide the licensing information as clearly as possible, i.e. attach also a link to the waiver text (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) and state its full name and version (CC0 1.0 Universal).
  • Attach full text of the waiver to the work if possible (e.g. put it in the archive you distribute the work in).
  • Provide and ideally archive the proof that you've really used this license. This is often solved simply by uploading the work to a well established site, such as Wikimedia Commons, and selecting CC0 as a license.
Don't forget that in order for your work to be put in the public domain it mustn't contain any material owned by someone else!

What do I get from this?


You'll get exactly as much as you give others, since the work you create can be used by anyone, including yourself. And, of course, you'll also get a good feeling of a selfless act and a new experience :)

Even CC0 can be used for self interest goals, but the point of this challenge is to not focus on self interest and see what it feels like and what it results in to simply share something with the sole intent to help others.

Shouldn't I at least require credit or "personal use only" for my work?


There exist licenses for this and you can do this, but not in this challenge. I am not implying it is bad, just that it is very often unnecessary, and would like you to simply reevaluate when it is necessary to impose these condition. The point of this experiment is to try to impose NO restrictions at all and see what happens.

Personally I have found that I mostly get credit even if I don't require it -- people simply do it even if no one forces them to. With CC0 you can still say you'll appreciate credit, you just give up the right to sue someone for not crediting you.

Personal/non-commercial licenses exist too but in the end they impose a very big restriction (since commercial/personal use are very vaguely defined) and such works aren't even considered free cultural works. If you impose this restriction, people will never know exactly what they can do and may easily get discouraged to use your work.

But can't my work be abused?


Firstly this depends on what you mean by abuse, but indeed, other people may in theory make money from your work or use it in a way you wouldn't support. This however doesn't always have to be wrong and may in fact lead to very good things, just as unrestricted sharing of knowledge in science leads to many good things. Indeed it can also lead to things you will perceive as wrong.

But you can only find out by actually trying it. Through this challenge you can make a small experiment in which you can see what this trust, and power, you give others can lead to. You give others the power, and also the responsibility over something you create. From the result you can then decide whether it was a good decision and whether you want to continue in this type of sharing or not in the future.

Don't be afraid, this is already working -- many people are already sharing millions of works under CC0, including very great ones, such as these:

Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
Bild/Foto
This post by drummyfish is shared under CC0 1.0, public domain.

#cc0 #challenge #cc0challenge #freeculture #sharing #experiment
 

Let's contribute to Wikimedia Commons and #freeculture


My latest contributions to WM Commons, all under #CC0, #publicdomain. Highlight of all my contributions can be found here here.

Comparison of reflection algorithms in #computergraphics:



Video of a #cat making loud calls:
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The #Moon:
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Cetonia Aurata:



#bytebeat:
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#mywork #photo #video
 
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« The World is Over ! » Meta Compilation Open Call.
The track must correspond to a reason for humanity to continue or to stop and it must be mentioned in the title.
No time limit. The deadline is June 17th 2020. Send one track per project in wav format with the following information :
Track title : ………………..
Project name : ………………..
Project link : ………………..
If you want to explain why you made this choice or why it is a good reason feel very free to do it.
According to your choice write to empathexagone@gmail.com for Continue or to araknodaedalus@gmail.com for Stop.

The compilation will be completed progressively and available in free download under Creative Commons license
(By/NC/SA creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ )
here :
A Side yoshiwaku.bandcamp.com/album/the-world-is-over-a-side
B Side zonefusion.bandcamp.com/album/the-world-is-over-b-side

It will be published next on the netlabel archive archive.org/details/le-colibri-necrophile

Beware, if you have already participated in Necktar 2017 or Pikadon please read the information on this page www.necktar.info/Over/

There is a fakebook event if you'd like invite friends https://www.facebook.com/events/598036844387362/

Also usually I ask to friends netlabel to help me, this time I'm in a bit of a rush...
But sure to check that few ones if you'd like to discover marvellous musics

Camembert électrique www.camembertelectrique.bandcamp.com/
Cian Orbe Netlabel www.humanfobia.jimdo.com/cian-orbe-netlabel/
Earsheltering www.earsheltering.free.fr
Eg0cide Productions www.eg0cide.com
Fraction Studio www.fractionstudio.bandcamp.com/
Hak-Lofi Records www.h.a.k.free.fr/
Hamfuggi Records www.hamfuggirecords.bandcamp.com/
Murmure Intemporel www.archive.org/details/gronde-murmure?sort=-publicdate
The Necrophile Humingbird www.horsnorme.org

Last but not least, if you know free download music sources it is very helpful to send them to my free download only radio blog.
https://radiofreealbemut.tumblr.com/

The World is Over ! 2020: Year of the Rat or of the Last Judgment ?

It might sound like a dirty joke, but it isn't. It had been planned for a long time. Last year during the development of Pikadon http://horsnorme.org/PIKADON/pikadon.html , I told some friends about it. It was when I watched Michael Epstein's documentary on Yoko Ono and John Lennon that it hit me with all the weight of a revelation. Since the time of the « War is Over! » action, not only have wars not stopped, but there have never been so many wars in the world. So I wanted to do a somewhat special project.

Since many years, mystics have been repeating like a mantra that the Age of Choice has come. Likewise the charlatans and the blinded cry out emergency ... I would like to clarify in order to avoid any confusion, all those who cry out emergency are not charlatans! Indeed about the climate emergency and its consequences we take it every day in the teeth. Yet it is urgent ... to take the time. In the style of year 01 ( https://archive.org/details/lan01_202003 this version is in french with spanish subtitles I'll try to update it with an english one soon). We stop everything and ... we start. Start living. Do not start again because I do not believe that we can call living the state of alienation which was our daily lot until March 2020. Of course as all remarks this can be nuanced, we can object exceptions, Etc. In any case to stop, even if it remains imperfect; moreover the inequalities are shocking; I think that we’ve never come so close to this saving moment. When you can lift your head from the handlebars and realize how good it is, when nature takes back its place.

This afternoon my daughter-in-law pointed out to me that the light was dazzling outside. I realized that for years I doubted living in my original world, because in the one I knew as a child, you could not fix the sun without having to look away, instead of what it was simply because our society was swinging so much shit in the atmosphere, that it dimmed its luster. That's not all. We can even realize how isolated we were already before the lock down by walls, the most terrible of which is perhaps the theoretical absence of time, since the rule of the rigged game claims that we should sell our time life to survive. It wouldn't take much more for a larva to turn into a butterfly.

So what will we do if the bloodstained hands of the states close over us?

Will they have the slightest pity? Whereas a few months ago in france for example, the government sent copsS to beat and injury the medical personnel who demonstrated just for less catastrophic conditions in order to save lives. For me, there is no god, guide or government to save us, no scapegoat, no expert, I dream of us, emancipated. Alive. In the image of this solidarity which arises from the empathy which characterizes us and distinguishes us from those in power. When we choose to disobey their laws, for example to protect migrants or now, when we try to organize to act on their behalf. Developing alternative support networks.

So you can see this project as a musical game, a somewhat unusual April Fool. Or feel how serious what is at stake is. Realize what it means that some of your loved ones are murdered, whether out of incompetence or more or less intentionally, for example for the sake of profit. Do you want to wait for mediacracy to target a scapegoat and tell you stories to wash their hands. Or are you ready to use your renewed lucidity to ask yourself the same essential question that those who will participate in this musical project will ask themselves :

"The piece must imperatively correspond to a reason for humanity to continue or to stop."

Shall we continue or stop? Implied: are we letting our planet to be destroyed by the endless greed of a few ones or are we ending the nuisance of the current political system? A question which undoubtedly leads to many others.

Speaking of questioning, I imagine that by dint of beating around the bush, you must be divided between a legitimate exasperation or a certain discouragement, it is therefore more than time to explain myself a little better about what is the project "The World is Over! "

Originally, I intended to offer only a physical K7 version http://necktar.info/Over/ , which only concerned those who have already participated in Necktar 2017 https://archive.org/details/Necktar2017Volume6 or Pikadon, for a simple reason is that I will make these artisanal cassettes and even if I only send two per person with 1 minute 23 seconds, that's already a lot of cassettes! Fortunately, as I really have a tooth against exclusion, inspired by the example of the compilation of Fraction Studio ANDREAS 24 VIRUS. https://fractionstudiocompilation.bandcamp.com/album/andreas-n-24-virus-compilation-fraction-2020

I decided to also make a virtual version on Bandcamp where the songs will be added as they arrive.

What makes this project singular is its Citizen Initiative Referendum side, well, there is no ill-intentioned state to swing its propaganda or limit consultation voluntarily and thus bias the result, as was done with the ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes. Participants will send their audio arguments on B side https://zonefusion.bandcamp.com/album/the-world-is-over-b-side if they are in favor of the maintenance of humanity or A side https://yoshiwaku.bandcamp.com/album/the-world-is-over-a-side if they choose its extinction. We will see on which side the scales tip ... Maybe we will even be surprised to discover that it is not humanity, but its way of life that is the real object of judgment. Obviously, only I will not have the means to make this judgment effective. At the start, what seemed to me the most interesting was to question the certainty of the continuum. I was far from suspecting the unfortunate combination of circumstances that was going to happen, even if too often for my taste I have to face disturbing coincidences. https://youtu.be/uHGun3R2VOM

So, given the situation in which we have been living for several weeks, I was a little hesitant to launch this project fearing that it would sound like a dubious joke. But the Chinese government which divides at least ten the number of their victims, is it funny? And the French government unable to tax income above 250,000 euros to finance the public medical sector, when it would be a ray of hope for healthcare workers, is it funny? And the world government which uses COvid-19 to experiment on a large scale with its dystopia ... Ah no, sorry! There is no world government just the reign of incompetence on all stages of the profit pyramid if I believe Peter's principle and possibly a constellation of micro conspiracies on all stages.

In short, I hope not to seem radical, where there is only well-intentioned frankness, I can understand that it seems strange for who does not understand that some are its qualities commercial music will never have the incomparable quality of demonstrate in practice an alternative operating model. But honestly you'd have to be more crossed out than me to take this for humor.

The only certainty that I have is that we have to learn to dream again if we ever want to really get out of confinement.

This article https://librescommeres.fr/read/219 was written by Robot Meyrat. Dole. The 1st April 2020.
English translation by Ed End. Article and illustration distributed under free license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/deed.fr
Reproduction encouraged with source and without modification. #ellomusic #animatedgif #gif #fake #aprilfool #endofworld #dayoflord #contest #opencall #netlabel #freemusic #freeart #freeculture #situationist #activist #dada #surrealism #surreal #weird #wtf #odd #outsiderart #obscuremusic #industrialmusic #experimentalmusic #experimental #electro #avantgarde #dreamer #contreculture #subculture #strange #art #animated #detournement #contemporaryart #postrock #darkwave #witchhouse #darkelectro #darkambiant #darkjazz #nowave #artrock #psychedelic #extreme #transgressive #paint #photo #remix #cyberpunk #activism #electropunk #modernart #trash #virus #hardcore #powerelectronics #electronics #improvisation #speedcore #breakcore #gothic #deathrock #electroclash #noiserock #noisyrock #stoner #performance #conceptualart #insane #music
 
... uuund: die Taschen und die "Pepper & Carrot"-Comics (CC BY @davidrevoy) sind eingetroffen!

Freut Euch auf neue, wunderschön gezeichnete Folgen - wenn Ihr wollt, mit praktischer und schicker Transporttasche :)

#kielux #comics #freeculture #peppercarrot
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I have found an old postcard with a #photo of a nearby town ( #Zlin, #Moravia, #Czech ) in #1898! Indeed I've scanned the photo and uploaded it to Wikimedia Commons and Internet archive, which is of course my moral duty. By chance I went to that city today so I've taken a photo from roughly the same place. Here is a comparison -- 1898 vs 2019:




#CC0 #mywork #freeculture #history
 
I love the internet archive, spending countless hours looking for old #books ( #publicdomain, #freeculture ), reading about how people have seen the world, not possibly being able to imagine what would come (e.g. political #correctness).

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Lessons on the Universe 1847

#funny #racism
 
I love the internet archive, spending countless hours looking for old #books ( #publicdomain, #freeculture ), reading about how people have seen the world, not possibly being able to imagine what would come (e.g. political #correctness).

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Lessons on the Universe 1847

#funny #racism
 
Today's #unpopular #opinion:

#Attribution is overrated


What I agree with about attribution:
- It shouldn't be lied about who the author of the work is, in the same way in which lying about anything is bad.
- In the current economical framework, requirement of attribution is a little more justified for free as in freedom works, as an alternative reward for direct money. BUT by requiring an attribution, the artist is still dealing with #business -- they're buying an ad, just not with money, but with time invested in creating the ad. In this sense I find such works not purely independently created #art, but largely a product of the #market.
- Asking for attribution is totally okay as long as it is not a legal requirement of the license.
- It is a good habit to attribute works that you extensively reused if it is not a big hassle, no matter the license conditions. I always try to do this.

The main points why I think it's overrated and why everything should be public domain ( #CC0 ):
  • The fact that attribution is not required legally doesn't mean it won't be attributed. In fact most people naturally do this, even with #publicdomain works. It is not like people are waiting for an opportunity to use a work without giving credit, there is no gain to such behavior. Not even in the commercial world!
  • The idea of "everything has to be owned by someone" is a product of the """intellectual property""" #propaganda, and leaks to the #freeculture world. The #copyright cancer makes us believe we own any piece of fart (#pun intended) we involuntarily produce in order to participate in a lottery of "this can go viral and you can become rich just by chance". That makes us believe we have to sign under everything just in case. In fact, as #freeculture argues, this copyright lottery has a lot of very wrong side effect that make the net result negative. Let's not support this.
  • One the side effects is that a required attribution creates real problems in practice. Creating a work based on many other works (personal experience: a Minetest texture pack) adds a lot of hassle, and requires the artist to keep a mile long list of every small work they used for any brush and small chunks of pixels or audio samples, with proper attribution format each individual artist requires. That is discouraging to creating new art and takes a bit of the precious energy of the artist away, making them not be able to fully concentrate on the art. A small mistake in such list makes you infringe on copyright as if you simply """pirated""" the work. For this reason, I personally filter out all free content that is not in public domain when creating derivative works -- so if you create an amazing work but license it CC-BY, I won't ever even see it.
  • If the work is really great and does go viral, the original author will absolutely most certainly be found and credited even without an attribution requirement. Why? Simply because people are curious and do want to support that person to create more such work. It is society's interest to find the true author in order to make them create more great work. The fact that authorship can be stolen changes nothing about the requirement of attribution -- it can be stolen either way (and that is wrong).
  • Love for creating art is a prerequisite for being an artist, and so the creative process is always a reward in itself. The net gain of creating art is therefore always positive for the artist, unlike as for example a factory worker, who hates their #job and has to be compensated with #money for doing it. The artist should require no compensation, which the attribution (an ad) represents. The fact that no one pays artists unless they fight for money is just a fault of #capitalism. So the attribution requirement may be a necessity at this specific moment, but we should admit that it is a hotfix of a faulty system and this should be eliminated eventually.
  • Requiring attribution is saying I need attention. If you want attention, don't do art (in a broad sense, such as programming, math, ...). Start a food blog at #instagram.
So please, dear #freeculture friend, next time you #share your work, please consider the #CC0 option, as I do :-)
 
Today's #unpopular #opinion:

#Attribution is overrated


What I agree with about attribution:
- It shouldn't be lied about who the author of the work is, in the same way in which lying about anything is bad.
- In the current economical framework, requirement of attribution is a little more justified for free as in freedom works, as an alternative reward for direct money. BUT by requiring an attribution, the artist is still dealing with #business -- they're buying an ad, just not with money, but with time invested in creating the ad. In this sense I find such works not purely independently created #art, but largely a product of the #market.
- Asking for attribution is totally okay as long as it is not a legal requirement of the license.
- It is a good habit to attribute works that you extensively reused if it is not a big hassle, no matter the license conditions. I always try to do this.

The main points why I think it's overrated and why everything should be public domain ( #CC0 ):
  • The fact that attribution is not required legally doesn't mean it won't be attributed. In fact most people naturally do this, even with #publicdomain works. It is not like people are waiting for an opportunity to use a work without giving credit, there is no gain to such behavior. Not even in the commercial world!
  • The idea of "everything has to be owned by someone" is a product of the """intellectual property""" #propaganda, and leaks to the #freeculture world. The #copyright cancer makes us believe we own any piece of fart (#pun intended) we involuntarily produce in order to participate in a lottery of "this can go viral and you can become rich just by chance". That makes us believe we have to sign under everything just in case. In fact, as #freeculture argues, this copyright lottery has a lot of very wrong side effect that make the net result negative. Let's not support this.
  • One the side effects is that a required attribution creates real problems in practice. Creating a work based on many other works (personal experience: a Minetest texture pack) adds a lot of hassle, and requires the artist to keep a mile long list of every small work they used for any brush and small chunks of pixels or audio samples, with proper attribution format each individual artist requires. That is discouraging to creating new art and takes a bit of the precious energy of the artist away, making them not be able to fully concentrate on the art. A small mistake in such list makes you infringe on copyright as if you simply """pirated""" the work. For this reason, I personally filter out all free content that is not in public domain when creating derivative works -- so if you create an amazing work but license it CC-BY, I won't ever even see it.
  • If the work is really great and does go viral, the original author will absolutely most certainly be found and credited even without an attribution requirement. Why? Simply because people are curious and do want to support that person to create more such work. It is society's interest to find the true author in order to make them create more great work. The fact that authorship can be stolen changes nothing about the requirement of attribution -- it can be stolen either way (and that is wrong).
  • Love for creating art is a prerequisite for being an artist, and so the creative process is always a reward in itself. The net gain of creating art is therefore always positive for the artist, unlike as for example a factory worker, who hates their #job and has to be compensated with #money for doing it. The artist should require no compensation, which the attribution (an ad) represents. The fact that no one pays artists unless they fight for money is just a fault of #capitalism. So the attribution requirement may be a necessity at this specific moment, but we should admit that it is a hotfix of a faulty system and this should be eliminated eventually.
  • Requiring attribution is saying I need attention. If you want attention, don't do art (in a broad sense, such as programming, math, ...). Start a food blog at #instagram.
So please, dear #freeculture friend, next time you #share your work, please consider the #CC0 option, as I do :-)
 

Free/Libre Technologies, Arts and the Commons Conference


Happening end of #May in #Nicosia, #Cyprus. Stallman will be there too (first time in CY) on the 30th. Yours truly will give a short talk on the 31st.

Scroll down for the schedule.

https://unconference.futureworldscenter.org/

#events #gnu #linux #freedom #freesoftware #freeculture #stallman
 

Free/Libre Technologies, Arts and the Commons Conference


Happening end of #May in #Nicosia, #Cyprus. Stallman will be there too (first time in CY) on the 30th. Yours truly will give a short talk on the 31st.

Scroll down for the schedule.

https://unconference.futureworldscenter.org/

#events #gnu #linux #freedom #freesoftware #freeculture #stallman
 
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Des auteurs et artistes libres aux Journées du Logiciel Libre à Lyon, 6 & 7 avril


Le WE prochain 6 & 7 avril, je serai aux @Lyon Journées du Logiciel Libre sur le stand @Framasoft / #framabook pour présenter mes romans policiers historiques libres : 4 tomes jusqu’à présent.
https://jdll.org/
https://hexagora.fr

J’aurai des exemplaires papier, de quoi permettre de télécharger les epubs et même des cartes-livres pour en offrir autour de vous.

J’y serai avec, entre autres, @Stéphane Crozat, @Pouhiou, @gee Ⓐ⚑ et @David Revoy

À ce WE donc !

#hexagora #culturelibre #freeculture #artwithopensource #linuxartists
 
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Des auteurs et artistes libres aux Journées du Logiciel Libre à Lyon, 6 & 7 avril


Le WE prochain 6 & 7 avril, je serai aux @Lyon Journées du Logiciel Libre sur le stand @Framasoft / #framabook pour présenter mes romans policiers historiques libres : 4 tomes jusqu’à présent.
https://jdll.org/
https://hexagora.fr

J’aurai des exemplaires papier, de quoi permettre de télécharger les epubs et même des cartes-livres pour en offrir autour de vous.

J’y serai avec, entre autres, @Stéphane Crozat, @Pouhiou, @gee Ⓐ⚑ et @David Revoy

À ce WE donc !

#hexagora #culturelibre #freeculture #artwithopensource #linuxartists
 
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#freeculture #freesoftware #ll #itopica #mikehinge #graphic #illustration

Tribute to Mike Hinge

... yeahhh i.know, it's #piracy...( sorry.mike
big.shout to @Giacomo Bencistà : merci pour la découverte
 
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