Commons News

The Economist

Press Robot, December 21st, 2002

Uncommon Protection.”

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Creative Commons Named to Law.com’s “Best of the Web in 2002″

Glenn Otis Brown, December 21st, 2002

This week Law.com named Creative Commons to its “The Best of the Web in 2002.”

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Law.com

Press Robot, December 21st, 2002

The Best of the Web in 2002,” by Robert J. Ambrogi.

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The L.A. Times

Press Robot, December 21st, 2002

Group is Launching New Types of Licenses,” by David Streitfeld.

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The San Jose Mercury News

Press Robot, December 21st, 2002

Copyright Verdict, New Technology are Reasons to Hope,” by Dan Gillmor.

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Wired News

Press Robot, December 21st, 2002

Creative Types: A Lot in Common,” by Kendra Mayfield.

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Cover Pages

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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