Webbed Hand Records shares all of its netlabel releases via Creative Commons. It’s a legally binding copyright license which (as the CC website states) lies somewhere on the “spectrum between full copyright –all rights reserved– and the public domain –no rights reserved.”
I have chosen to assign CC licenses to the work because I am not very happy with traditional “Mickey Mouse” copyright laws (all rights reserved, life + 70 years), because they inhibit the sharing of ideas and keep works out of the public domain for too long. All of the albums in our catalog are non-commercial Netlabel releases, and I want to encourage sharing of the work, by such means as file-sharing, podcasting, or old-fashioned trading of home-made mix tapes/CDs. I also want to set an example for other artists. If we all begin placing our work under Creative Commons licenses, we may be able to undermine the tyranny of intellectual property laws.
The following Creative Commons license is being used by Webbed Hand, applied to (nearly) all releases, as well as the text and images on this site. Any exceptions will be clearly marked as such (ie., in the track metadata and on the album download pages). See the catalog for detailed information about each release.
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.