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Free! Music! Sampler now shipping

Our friends at Musikpiraten e.V. just let us know that the Free! Music! Sampler is now shipping. You might remember this year’s Free! Music! Contest. The winners have been chosen, and the heavily exclamatory compilation album looks gorgeous. You can listen to all the tracks and download the album from Musikpiraten’s Bandcamp page. While you’re … Read More “Free! Music! Sampler now shipping”

Human Services Taxonomy

[written in collaboration with Erine A. Gray, founder, Aunt Bertha and the Open Eligibility Project] Text-based search is powerful. However, as more and more information is digitized and made available on the internet, the effectiveness of text-based search could stand to be supplemented with other technologies. Aunt Bertha, an Austin, TX–based B Corporation, focuses on … Read More “Human Services Taxonomy”

European directive on collective rights management: Collecting societies must allow use of CC licenses

Today the JURI (legal affairs) committee of the European Parliament approved the compromise text of the proposed directive on collective rights management in the EU (478 KB PDF, passages in bold are changes from the original proposal). The main objective of the directive is to facilitate the licensing of music throughout Europe (which is currently … Read More “European directive on collective rights management: Collecting societies must allow use of CC licenses”

Press release: Creative Commons launches Version 4.0 of its license suite

Download the press release (67 KB PDF). Creative Commons launches Version 4.0 of its license suiteRefreshed copyright licenses function globally and cover new rights Mountain View, CA, November 26, 2013: Creative Commons (CC) announced today that Version 4.0 of its licensing suite is now available for use worldwide. This announcement comes at the end of … Read More “Press release: Creative Commons launches Version 4.0 of its license suite”