Creative Commons announced today the release of several hundred titles under its Founders’ Copyright. The Silicon Valley nonprofit also opened the Founders’ Copyright submission process to the public via its website.Comments Off
Syndic8, a central repository for syndicated news feeds, has recently started tracking the use of Creative Commons licenses in feeds. They’ve got a growing list here.Comments Off
“Academic Digital Rights: A Walk on the Creative Commons,” by Glenn Otis BrownComments Off
The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article focusing on independent labels and musicians. While recording industry album sales were down 11% overall in 2002, some independent outfits saw sales increases of 50 to 100 percent, all while eschewing mainstream radio play.Comments Off
Bikram Choudhury, “creator” of a popular type of yoga, is now
claiming a copyright in the style and demanding royalties.
No word yet whether the estates of the authors of the Upanishads — or for that matter, the entire subcontinent — will counter-sue.Comments Off
We have made several recent musical additions to the Creative Commons Featured Works registry, and noticed more musicians online using the licenses. Here’s a random sampling of licensed music that has caught our eyes (and ears): Christine McCarthy, Horton’s Choice, Joshua Ellis, The Phoenix Trap, Clyde Federal, brokensoundcard, The Walkingbirds’ recent songs, and some war protest songs.Comments Off