In Conversation: Philippe Perreaux

Philippe Perreaux studied Law at the University of Zürich, where he specialized in issues around global copyrights. For over 10 years he’s been legal adviser to major photo agencies, as well as global copyright negotiator for various artists, writers and producers. Over the past five years he has been founder and entrepreneur in fields of New Media, Copyright and Startups. Since 2004, he has been the representative of the alternative licensing system, Creative Commons, in Switzerland. In 2009, he co-founded the Swiss Foundation Public Domain Project: a project to digitize and promote free works of music.

Libby O’Loghlin asks Philippe about Creative Commons licensing, piracy and obscurity, and what the Swiss arm of the Creative Commons organisation is up to.

Aufnahmen von den Mitarbeiter von vom 29. März 2011

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The Creative Commons (CC) organization is often touted as  a great advocate of  creativity and collaboration. What is the CC philosophy and goal, and what sets its licenses apart from traditional copyright licenses? Continue reading