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Just Announced! Attributor and wikiHow Will Match $5500 in Donations!

Allison Domicone, December 28th, 2009

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that our longtime friends Attributor and wikiHow have come together in the final days of our annual campaign to generously match the next $5,500 in donations! wikiHow has committed to giving $3000 and Attributor $2500, so please join them and show you care about the future of Creative Commons and building a culture of sharing. Even if you’ve already donated, please consider giving whatever you can today – it will automatically be doubled!

We’re proud to have the continued support of both wikiHow and Attributor, who, since each company’s founding, have been dedicated advocates of the commons and have demonstrated how we can use the Internet as a powerful digital tool to promote collaboration, innovation, and the sharing of information.

wikiHow is “a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual.” Every month, millions of people turn to the multilingual site to learn how to do something new, and it relies on the knowledge, creativity, and contributions of people around the globe to make it a unique and useful tool. wikiHow supports Creative Commons because, in the words of its founder, Jack Herrick, “I’d like to live in a world where knowledge can grow and be built upon by many. Creative Commons creates the infrastructure to make this information sharing possible.” Check out wikiHow’s redesigned Web site.

Attributor provides the free service FairShare, first previewed at the CC tech summit in 2008. FairShare lets you assign a CC license to your work and receive information on how and where it is shared with others. Results come back as an RSS feed and include information about the percentage of your work re-used, whether you’ve received attribution and if ads are present. According to Attributor VP, Rich Pearson, “We’re a proud supporter of Creative Commons and do everything we can to spread their vision of saving the world from failed sharing.”

Please join Rich, Jack, and the rest of the folks at Attributor and wikiHow in investing in Creative Commons and a bright future for the world of online sharing. Your support helps, and every contribution counts, so please give what you can and donate today!

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FairShare launched

Mike Linksvayer, March 4th, 2009

Attributor launched FairShare today, a CC-aware self service platform for tracking the spread of your works around the web, building on their index of 35 billion web pages.

FairShare encourages choosing a CC license to make clear the terms under which you want your works to be spread, then gives you feeds showing exactly where all or parts of your works have been used, with or without attribution to you. This should be useful for both requesting proper use of your work under the terms of the CC license you’ve chosen, but perhaps more interestingly, for quantifying the spread and impact your works are having, in a way that has previously not been possible using only keyword and link searches.

You can try out FairShare now. For lots more background, check out Attributor’s presentations (slides and video available) at last year’s June and December CC Technology Summits.

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FairShare’s Challenge Met In Less Than A Week!

Melissa Reeder, December 19th, 2008

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve met FairShare’s matching challenge — and in less than a week, too! Thanks to everyone who took advantage of FairShare’s generosity and doubled the value of their gift. Instead of raising $3000, we were able to raise $6000!

There are only 12 days left in the campaign and the commons movement needs your help. You can make a difference in the fight for openness on the web today by donating to Creative Commons.

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FairShare Challenges YOU to Support CC!

Melissa Reeder, December 15th, 2008

We’re thrilled to announce the third and final matching challenge of the 2008 annual campaign! This round’s matcher is FairShare, a new service from Attributor. FairShare is putting up $3000 in order to match every single donation (up to $3000) between now and the end of the campaign.

FairShare was previewed at CC’s 2nd Technology Summit on Friday. FairShare is a free service that lets you assign a CC license to your work and receive information on how and where it is shared with others. Results come back as an RSS feed and include information about the percentage of your work re-used, whether a link back exists and if ads are present. Support for Share-Alike and No Derivatives licenses are expected soon. FairShare is currently in beta, and they are looking for help testing http://www.fairshare.cc.

This is a great opportunity to double the value of your contribution to CC. The end of the campaign is quickly approaching and we need your help — donate today!

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