I do think that Creative Commons is extremely important especially in the digital world. When it is so easy to copy and paste words, pictures, music and videos it seems irresponsible to think that copyright laws that were written many years ago are adequate. The one thing I wish is that US copyright laws would be updated to reflect something similar to Creative Commons at least for those who want to use it.
An interesting question that was proposed here is who owns our teaching materials? This is something I think is extremely important to think about. Technically in the US, if you create any materials at school or on school property, such as school owned computer, it belongs to the school. Again, if you think about all the content that is being created and shared online these days, it seems ridiculous to say it belongs to a school. Especially since schools are usually no profit and teachers are not trying to profit either by sharing this. Copyright laws are really about protecting content creators and their right to a profit from it. But if we are talking about schools and teachers who aren't profiting there should be some other rules governing this type of work, such as Creative Commons.