We are still against SOPA/PIPA (plus best practices on marking CC-licensed works)

In the next two weeks, the U.S. Congress will take up deliberations on SOPA/PIPA, the Internet censorship bills. We’ve written about it here and here, and we’re writing again to help stop U.S. American Censorship of the Internet. On a related note, Vice.com notes that the website of the author of SOPA, U.S. Representative Lamar … Read More “We are still against SOPA/PIPA (plus best practices on marking CC-licensed works)”

CC tools and PSI: Supporting attribution, protecting reputation, and preserving integrity

The following is cross-posted from the blog of the European Public Sector Information Platform (ePSIplatform). ePSIplatform is a comprehensive  portal showcasing research and projects working to stimulate and promote public sector information (PSI) re-use and open data initiatives in Europe. Creative Commons is pleased to contribute a series of blog posts discussing the role of CC tools for use … Read More “CC tools and PSI: Supporting attribution, protecting reputation, and preserving integrity”

Who is Copying and Pasting Your CC Content? Discover More With Tynt's Tracer Tool

If you’re one of the couple dozen people who copied text off our blog yesterday, you may have noticed some more text accompany your clipboard when you pasted it — a link to our site and the license (Attribution) we’ve offered our content under. This is because we’ve installed Tynt’s Tracer tool on our blog … Read More “Who is Copying and Pasting Your CC Content? Discover More With Tynt's Tracer Tool”

Wikipedia and attribution

The potential migration of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to using CC BY-SA as their primary content license has spurred some interesting discussions about attribution — how to give credit for a massively collaborative work in a variety of mediums? This question is relevant regardless of migration, but clearly migration has prompted the discussion and … Read More “Wikipedia and attribution”

University of Michigan Library

Over the past year, the University of Michigan Library has shown itself to be particularly sensible in regards to open content licensing, the public domain, and issues of copyright in the digital age. The U-M Library has integrated public domain book machines, adopted CC licensing for their content, and independently had their Copyright Specialist, Molly … Read More “University of Michigan Library”

Creative Commons HowTo

Molly Kleinman, Copyright Specialist and Special Projects Librarian at the University of Michigan, just wrote up a nice howto for people who use Creative Commons licensed material in their work. This will hopefully add to the repository of knowledge for best practices on material integration. This is an ongoing issue in the community. No matter … Read More “Creative Commons HowTo”