Nobel Prize in Economics to Elinor Ostrom "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons"

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded today to Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson for their research on economic governance. Ostrom’s award is particularly exciting, for it cites her study of the commons. Commons? That sounds familiar! Ostrom’s pioneering work mostly concerns the governance of common-pool resources — resources that are rivalrous (i.e., scarce, … Read More “Nobel Prize in Economics to Elinor Ostrom "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons"”

Harvard panel (12/12/08) video now online

As many of you may remember, last December CC paired up with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society to host a panel discussion entitled, “The Commons: Celebrating accomplishments, discerning futures.” Panelists included James Boyle, The Public Domain; Lawrence Lessig, Remix; Joi Ito, Free Souls; and Molly S. Van Houweling, Creative Commons’ first Executive Director. … Read More “Harvard panel (12/12/08) video now online”

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”