ccMixter: A Memoir

 

ccMixter: A Memoir

OR

How I Learned to Stop Worrying about the RIAA and Love the Unexpected Collaborations of Distributed Creativity During the First Four Years of Running ccMixter

by Victor Stone

February 2009

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When we started the ccMixter project, it was obvious that liberally licensed source material would provide musicians a way to interact that was simply prohibited by an All Rights Reserved model. For all the benefits of participating in the sharing economy that has been touted by free culture advocates, including myself, the surprising result of ccMixter is that it provides evidence indicating the most compelling argument yet: free-wheeling participation in a commons makes the art better.

I don't have a research assistant or literary editor and it shows. I wish I was a better writer because the story of ccMixter and what it brings to life is fascinating to me and I hope to a few other folks as well. Leave your typo-finds and other errata here

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ccMixter: A Memoir by Victor Stone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at fourstones.net.