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Creative Commons at Future of Music Coalition Summit, Washington, Jan. 6

The Future of Music Coalition will host their third-annual Policy Summit January 4 through 7 in Washington D.C. The FMC3 summit will bring policymakers, academics, lawyers, activists — and, of course, a number of premier musicians — together for a discussion of artists’ rights and technology’s influence on the music industry. Glenn Otis Brown, Creaitve … Read More “Creative Commons at Future of Music Coalition Summit, Washington, Jan. 6”

Do the Shirky

Clay Shirky, prominent web thinker and investor, has released essays from his email newsletter NEC (Networks, Economics, and Culture) under a Creative Commons attribution license. Here’s how to subscribe to the list if you haven’t already.

License Release Draws Widespread Press Coverage

Press outlets from Wired News to The Economist to the L.A. Times ran stories on the December 16 announcement of the Creative Commons licensing and Founders’ Copyright projects. See our press archives for the growing list.

Creative Commons Unveils Machine-Readable Copyright Licenses

San Francisco, CA — Creative Commons, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the creative reuse of intellectual works, launched its first product today: its machine-readable copyright licenses, available free of charge from creativecommons.org. The licenses allow copyright holders to easily inform others that their works are free for copying and other uses under specific conditions. These … Read More “Creative Commons Unveils Machine-Readable Copyright Licenses”