Copyrights and Creative Commons

Partly in an effort to revive my forum and partly just beause I’m legitimately curious about the subject, I’ve started “a topic on copyrights and Creative Commons”:http://forum.shamuswrites.com/topic/copyrights-creative-commons-and-more, and I’d like to generate some discussion on the topic. Here’s an excerpt from my discussion-starter:

bq. It’s clear that something needs to change where it comes to music purchases/licenses. It doesn’t quite seem fair to me that a person can purchase music and then not be able to do anything more than listen to it without a swift and oftentimes severe reprimand. I’d love to see something like Creative Commons licenses be applied to music, as well, allowing people to use their own purchased copies of music in any way they see fit, so long as it adheres to the CC license under which it was distributed.