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Jamendo goes P2P platinum

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.

ccLabs Relaunched

ccLabs has relaunched with a fresh new look, more closely matching CC.org. It’s now easier to gauge how the license engine prototypes will look and feel in real life. Further updates to these license engines will be coming soon.

Making CC explicit

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”

Summer of Code application deadline extended

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 progresses

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!