Saturday, June 09, 2007

Creative Commons in the news

Google Earth is getting an audio layer. Bernie Krause has been recording the planet for 40 years. He has released part of the collection under a Creative Commons license, for listening on Google Earth.

Tim O'Reilly has published a lot of books... I've been buying them since the 80's. Now he's written a case study of sales vs. free downloads for one of his titles. The free downloads are under a Creative Commons license.

Larry Lessig says in this interview, that there are now over 100 million objects licensed under a Creative Commons license. He participated in a panel discussion at the recent "copyright summit" in Belgium.

Other items: Know your rights with this simple chart that explains copyrights. An open source film project has over 1000 members. The Creatives Commons license, applied to dance.

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