Congressman Mike Doyle gave a great speech about mash-up artist Girl Talk and mixtape king DJ Drama as part of last week’s Future of Radio congressional hearing. The 463 has the transcript and some teriffic analysis; SplashCast has the must-see video. “I hope that everyone involved will take a step back and ask themselves if … Read More “Congressman Mike Doyle defends mash-ups and mixtapes”
To all the people that came out to the GOOD – CC party this past Monday – THANK YOU! The party was amazing. Truly. And rumor has it that it was also phenomenally successful in terms of dollars raised for CC. I will let you know what kind of numbers we’re talking about as soon … Read More “One Big Thank You”
Ficlets is a neat new site from AOL for collaborative fiction writing: Write 1024 characters or less. Others can write a sequel or prequel to your ficlet. Everything is licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike. I’m particularly excited to see this because something like it has been in the back of my head (and doubtless millions of … Read More “Free collaborative fiction = Ficlets!”
Open music community Simuze has just released a free downloadable compilation of electronic music tracks published under various Creative Commons licenses. It’s called Share This Vibe and it’s available here.
Today’s New York Times features an excellent story on musician and Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil titled Gilberto Gil Hears the Future, Some Rights Reserved, featuring quotes from Lawrence Lessig: “Look at remixing on music sites, which has become a core of creativity on the Internet and produced a huge archive of legally usable … Read More “Gilberto Gil at SXSW and in the New York Times”
Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) offers a crash course on CC this month in its “7 Things You Should Know About …” series. The series aims to provide basic information on emerging learning technologies or practices in a digestible, easy-to-read format. Past topics include Open Journaling, Digital Storytelling, YouTube and Virtual Worlds. Click here to read … Read More “7 things you should know about CC”
Ground Report is a new citizen journalism site that “Empowers Global Users to Self-Publish, Rate Content and Earn Money.” In a move that helps insure user generated content can flourish on the web, they bolster their reputation and community participation by licensing all user-generated content under a CC Attribution license. I’ve been working with them … Read More “Ground Report Empowers Citizen Journalism with CC Attribution License”