Commons News

Montreal Gazette

Press Robot, January 5th, 2004

Media Player is tough to get rid of” by Mark Stachiew

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Wired News

Press Robot, January 5th, 2004

Copyright Doesn’t Cover This Site” by Michelle Delio

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Christian Science Monitor

Press Robot, January 5th, 2004

File-sharing goes to school” by Elizabeth Armstrong

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Linux World

Press Robot, January 5th, 2004

Open Letters Back to Darl” by Maureen O’Gara

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Moving Image Contest deadline December 31st!

Neeru Paharia, December 18th, 2003


Enter the Creative Commons Moving Image Contest.

Make a 2-minute moving image that describes Creative Commons’ mission.

Win a computer, a digital video camera, or an iPod.

An amazing panel of judges will select winners.

Please read the official rules.

Deadline for entries is December 31st, 2003

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Reticulum Rex

Matt Haughey, December 16th, 2003

At our first anniversary party Sunday night, we unveiled a new movie called Reticulum Rex. For those of you that missed the event, the movie can now be seen here, and it acts as a continuation of the story started in our first short, Get Creative.

A big thanks to everyone that attended the party, supported us throughout the past year, and a special thanks to Ryan Junell, Christopher Lydon, and Benjamen Walker for their incredible work in creating Reticulum Rex.

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Free music at LegalTorrents

Matt Haughey, December 11th, 2003

LegalTorrents is a new site offering 5Gb of electronic music from a variety of labels, all licensed under Creative Commons. What makes this site unique is the large downloads are shared among everyone downloading, thanks to the P2P technology of BitTorrent. Once you download a client and load up a music torrent file, you’ll be downloading the file from everyone that has downloaded the file, and as you gather data others will be downloading from you. It’s an incredible technology meant to share large file downloads like these music archives and things such as linux distributions. The technology also has a checkered past due to its use for sharing illegal files, hence the name of the site, LegalTorrents.

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Subscribe to Free Content

Glenn Otis Brown, December 11th, 2003

In case you missed it among our other many cool re-design features this fall, I’d strongly recommended subscribing to the RSS feeds for Common Content (RSS here) and the Internet Archive (RSS here).

Put them in your favorite blog-/news-reader, and you’ve got a fresh batch of free culture waiting for you every morning.

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Can CC Kill Spam?

Glenn Otis Brown, December 11th, 2003

Well, maybe not on its own. But now that I’ve gotten your attention with that spammish subject line, you might want to check out John Henshaw’s tips for avoiding spam at Family Resource, licensed under a Creative Commons license — which means you can copy and send them to everyone in your address book.

Thanks to Common Content‘s snazzy RSS feed for this.

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PD Photo

Matt Haughey, December 10th, 2003

This week’s featured content is PD Photo, a new photo archive containing thousands of photos released into the public domain. Photographer Jon Sullivan has opened up his personal archives of thousands of photos and made them free for re-use. His favorites are a good place to start if you’re looking for high quality outdoor and landscape photos to use in web, print, or post designs.

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