Propellerhead Software, makers of electronic-music production tool Reason, have recently re-released their “Teaching Music With Reason” lesson set under a CC BY-NC license. Originally intended for educators teaching courses on electronic music at the high school and college level, “Teaching” was made for Reason 2.5 and provided, among other things, lessons, source material, and student … Read More “"Teaching Music With Reason" Released Under CC-License”
The University of Texas maintains a useful “Copyright Crash Course” through its library website. It’s a great resource, providing a clearinghouse of information on many topics such as ownership and management of copyrights, open access materials, fair use and orphan works, and copyright issues within libraries and universities. Of course, the site lays out the … Read More “Copyright Crash Course”
The third winner of the 2007 CC Swag photo contest is Glutnix! Congratulations! There are only 2 weeks left to participate. If you need new CC swag – check out our online store or donate to our 2007 annual fundraising campaign. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!
As announced last night by Jimmy Wales (video), the Wikimedia Foundation board has passed a resolution on licensing: The Foundation requests that the GNU Free Documentation License be modified in the fashion proposed by the FSF to allow migration by mass collaborative projects to the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license; Upon the announcement of that relicensing, … Read More “Progress on license interoperability with Wikipedia”
Indaba Music, “an international community of musicians, music professionals, and fans exploring the creative possibilities of making music with people in different places”, has recently added the ability to CC-license tracks to its user interface. This is great news, especially for a community that is firmly based around of the concept of new and interesting … Read More “Indaba Music Adds CC-Licensing”
The good people over at Jamglue are at it again, this time giving you the opportunity to remix American hip-hop artist J.R. Writer’s “Where You At” and Japanese Baile Funk emcee Tigarah’s “Color, Culture, Money, Beauty”, with some very nice prizes for the respective winners. Both remix contests use CC BY-NC-SA licenses on instrumental tracks, … Read More “Remix J.R. Writer and Tigarah at Jamglue”
In continuing our Featured Commoner series, we caught up with Alessandro Simonetto, founder of OnClassical, an audio label for classical music that uses CC licensing integrally in its business plan. What’s OnClassical all about? OnClassical is an online label for refined music. The name means both ON(line)CLASSICAL(music) and ON[about]CLASSICAL[music]. I define “classical” in the same … Read More “OnClassical”