I think that where CC transcends hand-wringing is in the utility of simple licensing forms for mass use. The “movement” is essentially moderate by design, because it solves a basic problem–how to get usable content out to users in a consensual manner. The worrying and trumpeting of CC seems to me a bit beside the point–except to the extent that form licenses are used to share material between creators and between creator and consumer. Even then, it’s not something magic and new–just a solid way to standardize a practice, to the benefit of all.