Paul Jacobson writes at iCommons.org on Why bloggers should use Creative Commons licences. Check out Jacobson’s extended argument, the core of which seems to be that unfortunately fair dealing/fair use will sometimes not be enough to avoid legal roadblocks to conversation; out of respect to your readers, bloggers engaged in conversation with you, and the … Read More “Why bloggers should use Creative Commons licenses”
Oft-mentioned Creative Commons centric music site Jamendo has gone platinum — its BitTorrent trackers have counted one million downloads of albums hosted by Jamendo. Add eDonkey downloads and single track non-P2P streaming and secondary distribution, Jamendo is almost certainly multi-platinum equivalent, and all legal. Help Jamendo celebrate by downloading, sharing and remixing more music.
Notes on “Law That Works” at VON ’07: It’s not made explicit frequently enough, but one of the core purposes of Creative Commons is to let agents and bots have sex with our permissions data. That’s why the licenses are machine readable. That’s why they can be embedded as metadata in digital files. Accordingly, we … Read More “Making CC explicit”
That’s a quote from Wikis and Blogs in Education, one of three educational remixes from students of open content pioneer David Wiley. The other two are Interviewing Basics and the Open Water Project, an excellent disaster preparedness video that probably everyone should watch. Each project is licensed under CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike and incorporates CC licensed and … Read More “"The wiki is the center of my classroom"”
Students, you have a couple more days: until 12:00 AM UTC March 27, 2007. Check out project ideas from Creative Commons and Science Commons. MusicBrainz also has a CC-specific Summer of Code idea, see improving Creative Commons integration. More details at our previous post on CC and SoC 2007.
A Swarm of Angels, a project to collaboratively fund, make, and release (under CC BY-NC-SA) a sci-fi thriller (blogged here last May) is progressing. Participants are currently voting on the next stage of script development and trailer assets will soon be available for remixing at aswarmofangels.blip.tv. Get involved in this potentially groundbreaking project!