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Press Robot, December 21st, 2002

Creative Commons Project.

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Creative Commons Launches

Matt Haughey, December 15th, 2002

Creative Commons Unveils Machine-Readable Copyright Licenses and launches revamped website.

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Roger McGuinn to Use Creative Commons Licenses

Glenn Otis Brown, December 10th, 2002

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.

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Creative Commons to Release Licenses for Public Use

Glenn Otis Brown, December 10th, 2002

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.

When:
Monday, December 16th; 6:30 pm –
9:00 pm

Where:
href="http://www.somarts.org/">SomArts Cultural
Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco,
California

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Unisys World

Press Robot, December 10th, 2002

Creative Commons': Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet,” by The Butler Group.

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c|net

Press Robot, December 10th, 2002

MP3 Insider: Preserving the common good to accelerate progress,” by Eliot Van Buskirk.

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Routledge

Press Robot, December 10th, 2002

New initiatives to encourage a creative copyright common”

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Activeline

Press Robot, December 10th, 2002

Fikri mülkiyette yeni boyut: creative common,” in Turkish.

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Internet.com

Press Robot, December 10th, 2002

Stanford Breathes Life into Free Exchange,” by Gretchen Hyman.

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InfoWorld

Press Robot, December 10th, 2002

Lessig leads copyright crusade,” by Mark Jones.

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