A friend of mine got a DCMA takedown notice on his website. This is my respose:
…If you need pictures in the future use the search tools in google image search. We could talk about the licensing or you could read up on creative commons if you need to.
For optimum permaculture I’m recommending that your site be creative commons (this license), well labeled, and tagged so that google picks it up (a la a plugin to install in wordpress). Here’s mine as an example.
Let me know how you want to proceed…
The web works best when it’s creative commons; the mashup of culture can work at full speed. I know it’s hard to shift paradigms, to change. When we understand how things work and use them with their best relationship, we can do more; our leverage is multiplied. I trust free culture and believe it meets the ethics, conversely I distrust the regime of control that copyright represents as it fails the test of the ethics. I think permaculture is best when it is creative commons.
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C. Milton Dixon is an permaculturist, forager, educator, and computer wizard. He is co-manager at the emergent Cooperative at Dawn Farm and teaches with Three Waters Permaculture. You can reach him at or 773.789.8887. View more posts