I was talking to my roommate about starting a blog yesterday and the subject of copyright came up. I told him about the Creative Commons license. As a serendipitous example of morphogenetic fields, these posts showed up in my newsreader: A CC First and Creative Commons has teeth.
Creative Commons Weblog: The first known court decision involving a Creative Commons license was handed down on March 9, 2006 by the District Court of Amsterdam. The case confirmed that the conditions of a Creative Commons license automatically apply to the content licensed under it.
Great news for anyone like Andy who has information that needs to get out but has intellectual property concerns.