Creative Commons Unveils Machine-Readable Copyright Licenses and launches revamped website.Comments Off
We’re proud to announce that Roger McGuinn, author of the ethereal sounds of legendary rock band The Byrds, has licensed dozens of musical recordings with Creative Commons licenses.
McGuinn has long been a leading champion of the American folk music tradition. At his Folk Den, McGuinn publishes his own versions of traditional tunes, using the Web to celebrate “the tradition of the folk process, that is the telling of stories, and singing of songs, passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth.”
McGuinn is the latest in a line of prominent creators who have decided to apply Creative Commons licenses to their work. DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, has licensed a short film; multimedia collagist People Like Us (a.k.a. Vicki Bennett) will license a number of her songs; and the Connexions Project at Rice University has published all of their online course materials with our licenses. Browse our Featured Works to find information about these and other excellent works.Comments Off
On 16 December, Creative Commons machine-readable licenses will be available to the
public free of charge. Learn creative ways to distribute your works and find pointers to all sorts of licensed content you can use right away.
Join us in celebrating the release of our licenses at an early-evening reception featuring a chat and screening by DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid (NYC); a multimedia jam by People Like Us (London); and an address by Lawrence Lessig, Chairman of Creative Commons and Professor of Law, Stanford University. Plus a few surprises.
Monday, December 16th; 6:30 pm -
“Creative Commons’: Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet,” by The Butler Group.Comments Off
“MP3 Insider: Preserving the common good to accelerate progress,” by Eliot Van Buskirk.Comments Off