Goldsmith, Kenneth. "UbuWeb Wants to be Free" EPC- Kenneth Goldsmith.
Goldsmith begins by preaching the benefits of poetry, which is according to him the "perfect space to practice utopian politics," meaning that information can be free so long as one is not worrying about making a profit. This is UbuWeb. Everything on the site is free, and it is constantly being updated every Monday with new submissions. The point is that nothing on the site ever goes "out of print". Ubuweb doesn't need sponsors; the ISP is provided free by those sympathetic to the goal of UbuWeb. It is able to remain free from institutions as well and the "academic bureaucracy and its attendent infighting". Most importantly, UbuWeb posts its content without permission from copyright owners. They have never been issued a cease and desist order. In fact, most artists are glad to find their works out there and offer more to the website, which happily accepts because the web provides almost infinite space. And it's no hidden site. UbuWeb has one many prestigious internet awards and become the "definitive source for Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry" that even schools now use.
The article is actually the About UbuWeb page on the site itself, as well as an article on Goldsmith's own page. This is obviously a model that does not embrace Creative Commons (let alone copyright laws, though they will take things down if asked). It's important to remember that what UbuWeb hosts are works that lack a market value and those creating them do so for the love of it and not with the intention of making a profit. But it's a model that obviously works, and one completely counter to what copyright and CC represent. The difference here is that most works are strictly being copied onto the web, not changed like CC licenses allow, but nonetheless it's a clear violation of copyright law. CC was designed as a way to help alleviate problems with that law, yet there are obviously other just as successful ways of dealing with some of the problems copyright presents- that is, basically ignoring it. So while CC is important, other models such as this are also important to examine when looking at the commons.