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And then, a little further down:
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That seemed a little incongruous for a book on how not all copying is piracy, how important remixing is to our culture, and how “this war on our kids has got to stop.” It’s an odd bit of what Lessig would call “read-only” language to start a book that celebrates “read-write” culture. I was curious, so I flipped through the book’s front and back matter, and to my surprise, I couldn’t find any mention of a Creative Commons license. Again, odd for a man who sits on its board of directors and whose other four books are under CC licenses.
So, um, Larry, you’re going to put Remix online under a CC license, right? And the replacement of the CC license with a draconian copyright notice was a mistake, right? One that’ll be corrected in subsequent printings, right? Right?
UPDATE 2008-09-28: Larry himself (or an imitator who knows his email address) replies. Sounds like my worries were premature.