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Creative Commons 1979


Denver Gingerich writes about a 1979 feature article about copyright that appeared in the University of Waterloo’s Gazette:

I found it especially neat that the Gazette includes this note: “Editorial material may be reprinted freely; credit would be appreciated.” This seems similar in intent to the Creative Commons Attribution license (possibly with a No Derivative Works clause). From what I’ve seen of recent newspapers, a license that allows free
redistribution is seldom used anymore. I wonder why that is.

Denver put the whole feature on his website.

Previously: Creative Commons 868 and 1967.

Posted 18 May 2008