Bulgarian President Chooses CC BY ND

The official website of the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is now available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Bulgarian license. Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been releasing its material under the same license since 2006, but ordinarily, these websites would be under full copyright, explains CC Bulgaria Project Lead Veni Markovski. “Bulgaria has taken … Read More “Bulgarian President Chooses CC BY ND”

Lessig and others offer "Open Government" principles

A short follow-up to our post from yesterday about how Change.gov is now available under a Creative Commons license: Lawrence Lessig announces a set of “open government” principles intended to guide the Obama-Biden transition team’s use of the Internet. Visit open-government.us for the letter and video that outline these principles, and read Ben Smith’s post … Read More “Lessig and others offer "Open Government" principles”

Obama-Biden transition site Change.gov now under a Creative Commons license

Change.gov, the website of US president-elect Barack Obama’s transition team, has undergone some important and exciting changes over the past few days. Among them is the site’s new copyright notice, which expresses that the bulk of Change.gov is published under the most permissive of Creative Commons copyright licenses – CC BY. Except where otherwise noted, … Read More “Obama-Biden transition site Change.gov now under a Creative Commons license”

President Elect Barack Obama CC-Licensed Behind the Scenes Photos on Flickr

President-Elect Barack Obama and his staff have been posting photographs to his Flickr photostream since early 2007. Their most recent set from election night offers an amazing behind the scenes look at a historic point in American history. 20081104_Chicago_IL_ElectionNight1032, Barack Obama | CC BY-NC-SA All of the photos are released under a CC BY-NC-SA license, … Read More “President Elect Barack Obama CC-Licensed Behind the Scenes Photos on Flickr”

DJ Z-Trip's Obama Mix

The legendary mashup DJ Z-Trip has released a new mix under our Attribution license intended to help garner support for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Z-Trip’s Obama Mix is a recording of the set he’s been playing at recent fundraisers he’s organized with the artist Shepard Fairey (creator of the ubiquitous OBEY campaign and more recently, … Read More “DJ Z-Trip's Obama Mix”