Commons News

New books under a Creative Commons license

Matt Haughey, April 28th, 2003

John Sundman, author of the books “Acts of the Apostles” and “Cheap Complex Devices” has recently applied a Creative Commons license to his works. The full text of the books are available for download from his site.

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Creative Commons Releases Hundreds of Titles Under its Founders Copyright

Neeru Paharia, April 23rd, 2003

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.

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Syndic8’s news feeds

Matt Haughey, April 21st, 2003

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.

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Syllabus Magazine

Press Robot, April 16th, 2003

Academic Digital Rights: A Walk on the Creative Commons,” by Glenn Otis Brown

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Austin Chronicle

Press Robot, April 16th, 2003

Snippets From SXSW Interactive 2003,” by Michael May

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Austin Chronicle

Press Robot, April 16th, 2003

Plays Well With Others,” by Michael May

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What independent music slump?

Matt Haughey, April 14th, 2003

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.

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Creative Commons RSS in Manila

Matt Haughey, April 14th, 2003

While there have been a couple generic (1, 2) RSS implementations of Creative Commons licensing in the past, Dave Winer today added support in the Manila software package.

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Downward Facing Blog

Glenn Otis Brown, April 7th, 2003

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.

See a lively and amusing discussion on Metafilter.

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New Featured Commoner: Opsound

Matt Haughey, April 3rd, 2003

Sal Randolph of Opsound recently sat down for an interview with us. She talks about her new project, Opsound, and how Creative Commons licenses will be worked into it.

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