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? The Copyheart: Why Copying Is An Act Of Love ?

image from ninapaley.com Free culture activist Nina Paley has started to explore a rather interesting idea.

Rather than trying to educate everyone on the complexities of copyright law, she thinks we should provide creators with a content marker that makes their intentions more clear to their fans. To help artists in this respect, Paley has created The Copyheart. When stamped on an album (or any creative work really) it signifies to fans that "? Copying is an act of love. Please copy."

Whether all rights or some rights are reserved, fans aren't concerned. They aren't going to take the time to sort through what they can and can't do with culture. In her manifesto, she explains that people copy and share things that they love.

"The more a work is copied, the more valuable it becomes," Paley writes. "Value isn’t taken away by fans; it is added by them, every time they copy." By tagging their music with the Copyheart, it sends a message to fans. It lets them know that an artist WANTS them to copy and share their music – no restrictions.

How exactly does an artist anoint their work with the ?Copyheart?

Paley reasons that if a copyright looks something like this: "© Copyright 2010 by Author/Artist. All Rights Reserved." Then the Copyheart could be expressed in a form like this: "?2010 by Author/Artist. Copying is an act of love. Please copy."

This is a very neat idea. For artists that are happy to let their fans copy and distribute their music, the Copyheart could be a fun way to empower their fans.

Would you ever consider attaching the ?Copyheart to your music?

(via TechDirt, Copyheart)


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