About Creative Commons


The Creative Commons licenses enable copyright holders to grant some or all of their rights to the public while retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract schemes including dedication to the public domain or open content licensing terms. The intention is to avoid the problems current copyright laws create for the sharing of information.

The project provides several free licenses that copyright owners can use when releasing their works on the Web. It also provides RDF/XML metadata that describes the license and the work, making it easier to automatically process and locate licensed works. Creative Commons also provides a “Founders’ Copyright”[1] contract, intended to re-create the effects of the original U.S. Copyright created by the founders of the U.S. Constitution.

All these efforts, and more, are done to counter the effects of what Creative Commons considers to be a dominant and increasingly restrictive permission culture. In the words of Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and former Chairman of the Board, it is “a culture in which creators get to create only with the permission of the powerful, or of creators from the past”.[2] Lessig maintains that modern culture is dominated by traditional content distributors in order to maintain and strengthen their monopolies on cultural products such as popular music and popular cinema, and that Creative Commons can provide alternatives to these restrictions.


For more info goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons

More About Jamendo


Last time I wrote how RJB-Radio is always looking for new Artists and how you could submit music to Jamendo

Well here is a little about Jamendo So you know who and what I am talking about

Jamendo is a music platform and community combining:

Creative Commons/Free Art License licensed music
BitTorrent and eDonkey for full album downloads
Ogg Vorbis and MP3 encoded audio files
An integrated rating and recommendation system
Tags and reviews to discover artists
Voluntary donations to artists through PayPal
All music on Jamendo is free to download and licensed through one of several Creative Commons licenses or the Free Art License, making it legal to copy and share, as well as to modify and make commercial use of for some, depending on the license. Jamendo allows streaming of all of its thousands of albums in either Ogg Vorbis or MP3 format, and downloads through the BitTorrent and eDonkey networks.

According to one article on Jamendo’s business model,[1] Jamendo’s use of voluntary donations represents the first serious attempt for a file sharing site to provide a direct way to pay artists. In January 2007, Jamendo provided an advertising revenue sharing model for artists.[2] While sites such as YouTube are still implementing plans to offer artists a share of their advertising revenue, Jamendo claims to let artists keep 50% of the revenue generated and almost 100% of the donations that Jamendo visitors give, go to individual artists.

Based in Luxembourg, Jamendo is multilingual. While the website was primarily in French at first, there are now complete, official versions in English and German available as well, along with as of September 2006 incomplete versions of the site in Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Italian.

Visit Jamendo Now

RJB-Radio Is Looking For Music


RJB-Radio is always looking for new artists and songs to add to its rotation. If you are an artist who has some of your music Creative Commons Licensed then there is a good chance we will add you. The best way is to go to http://jamendo.com and upload your music there and send me the link to your page to rjbradio@rjbweb.net

you also could have your music on garageband.com or soundclick.com

If anyone knows of other Music sites that have Creative commons Licensed music you can submit the URL to the same Email address

Thank you
RJB-Radio Staff

RJB-Radio Is Looking For Music


RJB-Radio is always looking for new artists and songs to add to its rotation. If you are an artist who has some of your music Creative Commons Licensed then there is a good chance we will add you. The best way is to go to http://jamendo.com and upload your music there and send me the link to your page to rjbradio@rjbweb.net

you also could have your music on garageband.com or soundclick.com

If anyone knows of other Music sites that have Creative commons Licensed music you can submit the URL to the same Email address

Thank you
RJB-Radio Staff

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