Bayanihan is a Tagalog term originating from the root word Bayani, or hero. Today, Bayanihan represents an heroic effort on the part of the community, or the actions of a group of people that result in a common good. Greg Moreno’s new initiative, Bayanihan Books, is aptly named. With 17.5 million public school students in the Philippines, affordable … Read More “Bayanihan Books, an Open Textbook Initiative”
The first ever CC Salon in India will be held in Chennai on Saturday, February 9th at 4:00pm in The Camp. Come stop by for a discussion on Creative Commons, musical performances, networking, games, and a CC Birthday Party & dinner. Our thanks to Kiruba Shankar for his efforts in organizing! Interested in hosting a … Read More “CC Salon in Chennai”
Secondary Sound, a book of poems and short stories by Justin Sirois, was recently released simultaneously through BlazeVOX [books] as well as online via afree PDF. Much of Secondary Sound, which is released under a CC BY-NC-SA license, addresses copyright reform and freedom of information, making for interesting parallels and diversions between content and distribution. … Read More “Secondary Sound Released Under CC-License”
Anomolo Records, an Italian based net-label that has been active for over 5 years, recently launched an English version of their website, extending a backlog of CC-licensed music to an entirely new demographic. Anomolo utilize a variety of CC licenses (differing depending on the artist) and have seen serious traction, amassing over 450,000 downloads since … Read More “Anomolo Records Launches English Site”
Ronaldo Lemos, chairman of iCommons and director for CC Brazil, recently gave a talk at the Google Public Policy series based around the theme of “Cultural Production and Digital Inclusion in Developing Countries”. It is a fascinating talk and a must watch for those interested in CC’s international jurisdiction work.
In one of the more unconventional uses of CC-licenses we have seen, Lysse Smith Wylle’s The Art of Magic Words, a book focused on spell poetry and magickal prose, is published with an instructional spell section licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA license. From GroundMarkPress: While the first four chapters of the book are published under … Read More “The Art of Magic Words”