“What if Rupert Murdoch’s Fox … bought the rights to Socrates’ dinner parties?” – Richard Neville “Never in our history have fewer exercised more power over our culture than now.” – Professor Lawrence Lessig It is a great pleasure to announce the release of Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons, a new publication of … Read More “Open Content Licensing – Cultivating the Creative Commons”
Collaborative data and graphing site Swivel (blogged here — copyrightable elements are under CC Attribution) now features a dataset mapping the growth of CC licensing at Flickr over the last eleven months: Photo: Franz Patzig / CC BY Explore 33 million CC licensed photos at Flickr. Challenge: add datasets for other CC enabled content repositories … Read More “Swivel plots growth of CC at Flickr”
Come Out and Make CC Video Trailers @ SuperHappyVlogHouse this Saturday, March 31 starting at 4 PM in SF
Jay Dedman e-mailed me the link to the kick-off of the annual Videoblogging Week called SuperHappyVlogHouse. I’m leading a discussion about Creative Commons and videoblogging (help contribute to that wiki page too, prior ) with emphasis on the Podcasting Legal Guide that Mia Garlick and Collete Vogele created. Then, I’m going to set-up some ground … Read More “Come Out and Make CC Video Trailers @ SuperHappyVlogHouse this Saturday, March 31 starting at 4 PM in SF”
Magnatune founder (and CC board member) John Buckman in an opinion piece for Gig Magazine: In 1980, Classical music represented 20% of global music sales. In 2000, Classical had plummeted to just 2% of global music sales. What happened? Did all those people suddenly lose their taste for classical music? Or is something else going … Read More “For the myspace generation, Vivaldi lives”
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.