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Digg Upgrades to the CC0 Waiver

Fred Benenson, May 27th, 2009

Digg!Joining the likes of Flickr and the Personal Genome Project, Digg has now chosen our CC0 Waiver for their content. Daniel Burka writes on the official Digg blog about their choice:

As of today, we’ve taken that one step further by upgrading our public domain license to the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) [waiver]. The CC0 [waiver] expresses that content posted on Digg is public domain even internationally. A minor point maybe, but our previous public domain [dedication] was only clear within the USA. When a friend from Creative Commons suggested that we move to a CC0 license, to even more clearly affirm our intentions, it seemed obvious. And, as we try to always do when we change something that affects the content that you (our users) submit to Digg, we’re trying to keep you informed about it.

Congrats to the Digg team for taking the step in the right direction for the public domain! Read more about why using CC0 for your public domain content is important here and here.

One Response to “Digg Upgrades to the CC0 Waiver”

  1. pherose says:

    As I have researched the entire depth of using CC0.and its means all rights surrendered.In case of DIGG why it does n`t show within the website that its now the Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

    Can anyone use DIGG`s content since it uses third party`s content and being user of Digg, (it`s content for personal use/re-publishing some of the contents for my own website) I am not sure that Digg has license to use their contents and having legitimate permission or not.

    Should I use the content or database just from the Digg and no more obliged or responsible for copyright infringement from third party. is it what i understand or yet need help to get it?

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