For some time now, I've found the Creative Commons philosophy morally troubling in a way that the free software philosophy isn't, without being able to satisfactorily articulate precisely why. (I want to stress that I am criticising the project, not the people involved in it or people who use CC licenses, many of whom recognise that it is an imperfect but useful tool for achieving goals which I would consider quite compatible with my own.) Last week Science Commons, a subproject of the Creative Commons, released a short video summarising their mission. A couple of quotes from this video struck me as problematic...

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