EFF Activist Ren Bucholz has created a picture that easily beats a thousand words for explaining how a voluntary collective licensing system such as the one we propose might work. The best part is that it's meant to serve as a virtual whiteboard of sorts--courtesy of a Creative Commons license, you can feel free to wipe away bit and pieces, add others, and repost at will. Or as Staff Attorney Wendy Seltzer puts it, "Don't think sampling will work? Add a few 'bugs' to the picture. Like hardware levies? Add them in. Then, please share what you rip-mix-burn."
Voluntary Collective Licensing--Got the Picture?