Working Together to Cultivate Copyright Consciousness
The Copyright Desert
Nearly 2 years ago, Chris and I started thinking about how we could, as creatives, efficiently manage our Copyright. The landscape was empty and dry – think the Kalahari on a hot summers day.
And so, inadvertently, we started gardening: irrigating and sowing. We were growing copyrights. Truth be told, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, or the amazing opportunities that would come out of it all – but we knew we needed such a service and that kept us going.
After 16 months of countless late-night meetings, pre-sunrise Skype convesations with Dave in Singapore and Sundays spent researching and brainstorming (we all run very busy agencies during the week) – Myows launched in early November 2009. We did all this for you as much as for protecting our own agencies’ IP and in many ways, Myows is a community-focused solution to solving a global piracy problem.
The Communal Oasis
I’m no hippie, but I like to think of Myows as a kind of community-maintained Copyright Oasis – a garden of potential, if you’ll indulge me. As with all fledgling gardens, the soil is good and the conditions are optimal for growth! There are few young trees and some flower beds, but lots of room for planting new seeds and bringing more life into the picture – and we need you, our users, to nurture it and make it grow into something amazing that belongs to all of us. Think of it as cultivating a copyright culture, copyright consciousness!
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