Dutch court upholds Creative Commons license

In yet another exciting court decision (well perhaps the excitement comes from the anticipating the impact rather than reading the actual court decision) the Creative Commons license has been upheld in a court decision in the Netherlands.

The decision does not involve a book, paper, song, or anything some of us might have expected, but rather some personal photographs posted by a semi-celebrity on Flickr and reprinted by a Dutch gossip magazine.

So perhaps this case is not merely a critical affirmation of the viability of an alternative intellectual property scheme but alas, also a reflection of our pop culture driven attention deficit disordered world. But then I guess as far as legal precedents go, the inclusion of a celebrity, some photos, and a tabloid, could help to fuel public awareness.

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