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Cool Summer Job: Creative Commons Looking For Summer Interns

February 27th, 2009

Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from “All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved.” Today Creative Commons announced that they are looking for summer interns to work […]

TweetCC Launches Creative Commons Licensing For Twitter

February 18th, 2009

Writer and designer Andy Clarke and developer Brian Suda have announced the “soft-boiled” launch of a simple site, TweetCC, to help users set their Creative Commons licensing for Twitter. Clarke was writing a book, in which he was hoping to include some tweets (posts) and avatars from Twitter. His publisher told him, in order to […]

Creative Commons On Twitter

November 18th, 2008

Creative Commons – the non-profit that promotes legal sharing on the Internet – is on Twitter, as of about 2 hours ago.  Music that is licensed using Creative Commons licenses has been hugely important to podcasting and new media – so you may want to consider subscribing to the “official Creative Commons microblog.”

Creating Businesses Using Creative Commons Media

July 3rd, 2008

This is one of a series of videos by Frances Pinter and David Percy that look at building businesses based on Creative Commons licenses. It takes a look at Magnatune, a digital music store built on CC licenses, and the company’s founder, John Buckman. Creative Commons licenses are a set of free tools designed to […]

Nine Inch Nails Goes Creative Commons With The Slip

May 5th, 2008

Nine Inch Nails has announced that it is giving away its latest album, The Slip, for free: as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via the music is available in a variety of formats including […]

Zune Violates Spirit of Creative Commons Licenses

November 28th, 2006

The Creative Commons licenses provide a way for content creators to allow free distribution of their work, while also protecting the works commercial value. A key concept of the licenses is that, if you decide to share your music, videos or other creations with a CC license, other people and companies will respect that decision, […]

The Commons Video

February 27th, 2009

The Commons Video is a 3 minute 46 second animation (licensed under CC BY), making the case for an expansive conception of “The Commons” as a means to achieve a society of justice and equality. From the video’s description: In a just world, the idea of wealth–be it money derived from the work of human […]

Trent Reznor Gives Up On Twitter, Blames It On “Unattractive Plump Females”

June 11th, 2009

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has been doing some amazing things over the last few years, experimenting with new media and doing more than any other major musician to forge a new model for using the Internet to interact directly with his fans. Here’s a few examples: Reznor has released several albums as free downloads, […]

Ridley Scott Working On Purefold – A Web Series Inspired By Blade Runner!

June 5th, 2009

Independent studio Ag8 has announced Purefold – a series of linked 5- to 10-minute web videos inspired by Blade Runner. Purefold won’t be a sequel or prequel to Blade Runner, but is a new set of stories set in the same world. “It’s…..based on the same themes as Blade Runner,” says Ag8’s David Bausola. “It’s […]

Colette Vogele Interview: Legal Info For Podcasters and New Media Creators

April 7th, 2009

The latest episode of the “Get the Download” podcast features a discussion with attorney Colette Vogele, one of the authors of the Creative Commons Podcasting Legal Guide. Interviewed by Volo Media‘s Jeff Karnes, Vogele discusses intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and privacy, and how it relates to new media and podcasting. Colette also addresses […]