Creative Commons Seeks Buyer For Music Remix Community ccMixter

This story was written by Robert Andrews.
Creative Commons is spinning off ccMixter, the music remix project it started in 2004, and is soliciting offers through a Request For Proposals. Perhaps surprisingly for a venture formed by Lawrence Lessig's advocacy group with copyright reform and cultural production at heart, one of the stipulations interested buyers must satisfy is: "Amount and terms of financial compensation to CC." But that takes a back seat to requirements the bidder must fit with the Commons' core beliefs. And don't expect financial rewards - ccMixter is "commerce-free", has vowed never to run ads, it doesn't take any money from contributing artists and its award-winning software platform will remain free and open source. ccMixter hosts CC-licensed music samples which users are encouraged to use in their own mixes; big-name contributors include Beastie Boys, Linkin Park and David Byrne.

By Robert Andrews