One of the most important philosophical and social issues confronting humanity in the beginning of the 21st century is the sharing of information. Western society grasps two polar opposites of opinion in regard to copyright law. One side insists upon a copyright regime in which every last use of a work is highly regulated and all rights of a particular work are reserved. The other side rejects the need for any rights of the creator allowing for a huge amount of latitude for artists but at the same time leaving them vulnerable to exploitation.
Creative Commons  is working towards a happy medium. They are devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to build upon and share. If a copyright license means that all rights are reserved and the public domain is a space where intellectual property protection does not apply then a creative commons license means that some rights are reserved while others are given up.
--220.127.116.11 21:47, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
- The above was the initial content of the Article page, and though it might present admirable ideas, it does not appear to be a quotation, so much as a direct expression of praise, and I am thus moving most of it here, unless someone can indicate otherwise. Part of it seems to be a quote, and that I will leave. The entire page presents a bit of a problem though... Should it be one of quotations from or about the Creative Commons licenses, or about the Creative Commons organization? — Kalki 05:10, 18 Mar 2004 (UTC)