Leveraging the Internet Archive’s
generous offer to host Creative Commons licensed (audio and video)
files for free, we recently completed the 0.96 beta version of The Publisher,
a desktop, drag-and-drop application that licenses audio and video
files, and sends them to the Internet Archive for free hosting.
When you’re done uploading, the application gives you a URL where others can download the file. It also is able to tag MP3 files with Creative Commons metadata and publish verification metadata to the Web. A HUGE congratulations to Nathan Yergler, who’s done an amazing job with this. Also, a great thanks to Jon Aizen and the folk at the Internet Archive. You can download the Publisher from here — give it a test run and let us know what you think.
Also note that aside from being downloadable from Internet Archive,
these tagged MP3s can flow on to P2P networks, and be identified as
Creative Commons licensed (see our Lookup app we recently also updated to 0.96). Morpheus is currently the only file sharing application to identify Creative Commons licensed files.
Here are some screenshots of how it works:
Drag and drop your file.
Choose a Creative Commons license.
Upload your file to the Internet Archive.
Get a URL from where you can download your file.
Visit the web page where your work will be published, after it
goes through the Archive’s curatorial process (ususally within 24 hours.