Opportunies to work at Creative Commons' San Francisco office

ccLearn, the education division of Creative Commons, is looking to fill a new internship position. This position will focus on the interface of digital educational resources and search technology. We are collaborating with Google, among other organizations, to build a functional search engine that will find and highlight open educational resources, as well as any … Read More “Opportunies to work at Creative Commons' San Francisco office”

BloodSpell: first full length machinima feature released

Bloodspell, the machinima film project we mentioned last November, has been released as an 84 minute feature. This is a first feature length machinima production, and it’s released under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license: We`re fairly sure BloodSpell is the largest Machinima film ever created. It`s an independent film that, because it is using Machinima technology, … Read More “BloodSpell: first full length machinima feature released”


Artabase is a beta social networking site for the arts community that “aims to become the world’s best online database of art history” by turning contemporary event listings into a growing database of artistic happenings. Artabase’s concept is based around a collective definition of history, and as such, they recently adopted CC-licences in their uploading … Read More “Artabase”


BeatPick is a record label started in London that bills itself as a “FairPlay” music label. From the BeatPick website, users can enjoy a range of different styles of music from all over the world, from pop to electronic to hip-hop to rock; all licensed to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. The … Read More “Beatpick”

Science Commons News: Nguyen on our Materials Transfer work

From the Science Commons blog … Looking for a better understanding of our Biological Materials Transfer Agreement project? Look no further. The latest edition of Innovations features an in-depth analysis of our Materials Transfer work, one of our three main areas of focus at Science Commons. The analysis was written by Science Commons counsel Thinh … Read More “Science Commons News: Nguyen on our Materials Transfer work”

Library Open Information R/evolution

Two recent shorts worth watching: Information R/evolution, a less frenetic followup to The Machine is Us/ing Us, and Libraries Going Open! from the Open Content Alliance. The first is more “meta” and the second more “data”, though there’s lots of overlap. They’re available under CC Attribution-NonCommercial and Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike respectively. Via Boing Boing.

Wake Up and Save the Music!

The netlabel music scene is booming. These ultra-wired record labels focus on the online distribution of digital audio files, which in most cases, are released under Creative Commons licenses. This means that, in the netaudio world, artists often retain their copyright, producers can offer free downloads for promotion, and fans can hear the music when … Read More “Wake Up and Save the Music!”