Postscript: Despite a flight delay that had Gilberto Gil arriving more than half an hour late, the discussion (see post below) went off as planned. And although copyright isn't exactly a hot and sexy issue for the masses, a crowd of a hundred or so (my guess) hung around until questioning was shut off to clear the room and close the library. We've been promised a copy of a video of the event, which we hope to post here when it's available..

In the meantime, anyone interested in licensing Gil's work or any of the myriad things in the growing “copyleft” collection under the Creative Commons umbrella, or otherwise using the system or finding out more about it can go to

A film about the Gil's work with Creative Commons Brazil and the sampling license, can be viewed here.

Gil greeting a young fan at Tuesday's conference.

PHOTO: W.K. Heron


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