Radio Discordia podcast 013: TRYAD - Public Domain

TRYAD Cultural Revolution Through Copyright Reform

Tryad: Four members; Vavrek and Arna in Seattle, John Holowach in Ohio, and RJ Marshall in Japan — combined musical talents through the open copyright licensing options at Creative Commons.

Creative Commons, a non-profit organization, allows owners of intellectual property to license, for free, their work so that others may build upon it. Tryad plans on continuing the generosity they have built themselves upon by licensing their content in the same fashion, hoping to be the first successful musical group to do so.

"What we have here is the dawning of a modern day renaissance. Much like how the advent of the printing press brought about drastic scientific and social revolutions, we are experiencing a creative explosion brought about using internet technologies and open licensing. This cultural revolution is happening on a global scale." -Vavrek.

The group, which had its origins through the open source music site Opsound.org, says they plan on offering all their music under a license that allows alterations to be made to the music, even for commercial purposes, as long as other artists will use the same license on the new works.

"Starting a revolution isn't easy. "However, I do hope that we will be the first step in a long line of more allowances for shared creativity and cultural openness." - Holowach

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