Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Creative Commons and our licenses, we partnered with Fine Acts to commission the “Better Sharing” collection. We are excited to share the collection with the world, which was unveiled last week at CC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The artworks are available on TheGreats.co to be enjoyed, used and adapted, and … Read More “Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration”

Open Minds Podcast: Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Journalist and Tech Activist

Hello Creative Commoners! We are back with a new episode of CC’s Open Minds … from Creative Commons podcast. In this episode, Creative Commons’ General Counsel, Kat Walsh, sits down for an hour-long discussion with award winning science fiction author, journalist and technology activist, Cory Doctorow (craphound.com).  Cory is a renowned advocate for liberalizing copyright … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Journalist and Tech Activist”

Snitchtown: The Photo Essay

Over at Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow points readers to Snitchtown: The Photo Essay, a wonderful adaptation of his essay, Snitchtown. Originally a CC BY-NC-SA licensed editorial on “the future of urban surveillance” – specifically the ubiquity of CCTV cameras found in the the UK – the new work, authored by Emma Byrne, is a photo … Read More “Snitchtown: The Photo Essay”

Advice for Authors on Negotiating With a Publisher About CC Licenses

Cory Doctorow points us towards an excellent essay from the team behind Digital Foundations on ten key steps to negotiating a CC-licensed release with a large scale publisher: 4. Pitch it with facts Use case studies to argue with facts. It also helps for them to see that other reputable publishers have licensed books Creative … Read More “Advice for Authors on Negotiating With a Publisher About CC Licenses”

"RiP: A Remix Manifesto" Released, Online Remixing Through Kaltura

RiP: A Remix Manifesto, a community-driven documentary that focuses on copyright and remix culture (covered earlier here and here) is just beginning to creep out into theaters, having its U.S. premier last week at SXSW. While the film largely focuses on the story of Greg Gillis (Girl Talk) it includes interviews with a wide variety … Read More “"RiP: A Remix Manifesto" Released, Online Remixing Through Kaltura”

Sundman returns

John Sundman has published his third gonzo SF novel, The Pains, under a CC BY-NC-ND license. As usual when it comes to CC-licensed SF, Cory Doctorow has more on the story over at Boing Boing. We published an interview with Sundman about his use of CC licenses back in 2006. You can download, buy, or … Read More “Sundman returns”

Cory Doctorow Releases "Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future"

CC evangelist and acclaimed author Cory Doctorow announced today the release of his new book, Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. Content is exactly what it claims to be – 28 essays on “everything from copyright and DRM to the layout of phone-keypads, the fallacy of the semantic … Read More “Cory Doctorow Releases "Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future"”