Public (UK) perception of copyright, public sector information, and CC

The UK Office of Public Sector Information has published a report on public understanding of copyright, in particular Crown Copyright, the default status of UK government works … and Creative Commons. It contains interesting findings, though I really wish it had included two additional questions. Among the general (UK) public, 71% agree that government should … Read More “Public (UK) perception of copyright, public sector information, and CC”

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”