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    Creative Commons Licenses and Fair Use

    by  • August 25, 2014 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    I’ve been watching episode 272 of This Week in Law and one of the guests is Sarah Pearson of Creative Commons. I hear this bit and I immediately rewound and listened again. Check it out:

    So basically, if your use of a CC-licensed work would fall under Fair Use, you don’t have to follow the license! At least, not according to the folks at Creative Commons. Mind blown.

    Well, I’m going to continue to follow the license in spirit every time (i.e. attribution at a minimum,) from the sounds of it I don’t have to all the time.

    Creative Commons Issues an Update to its Copyright License Suite

    by  • December 2, 2013 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    After more than two years of community discussions and many drafts, the nonprofit Creative Commons has released a new version of its popular copyright license suite. These licenses allow rightsholders to release some of the exclusive rights associated with copyright while retaining others, in a way that’s easy for re-users, indexable by computers, and...

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    The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright

    by  • May 2, 2013 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    Copyright cases typically only reach the Supreme Court of Canada once every few years, ensuring that each case is carefully parsed and analyzed. As readers of this blog know, on July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court issued rulings on five copyright cases in a single day, an unprecedented tally that shook the very foundations...

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    Cory Doctorow’s statement on Fox taking down his cc-licensed novel

    by  • April 22, 2013 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    My Creative Commons licensed, 2013 novel Homeland, the sequel to my 2008 novel Little Brother, spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and got great reviews around the country. But Fox apparently hasn’t heard of it — or doesn’t care. They’ve been sending takedown notices to Google (and possibly other sites), demanding that links to...

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    Fox Censors Cory Doctorow’s “Homeland” Novel From Google

    by  • April 20, 2013 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    Copyfighter, journalist, sci-fi writer and Boing-Boing editor Cory Doctorow has fallen victim to the almighty content empire of Rupert Murdoch. In an attempt to remove access to infringing copies of the TV-show Homeland, Fox has ordered Google to take down links to Doctorow’s latest novel of the same title. Adding to the controversy, Doctorow’s...

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    Math instructor releases 2,600 videos under Creative Commons Attribution

    by  • April 2, 2013 • Internet • 0 Comments

    CC LogoArizona Phoenix College math instructor James Sousa has been teaching math for 15 years at both the community college and K-12 levels. Over the years, he has developed more than 2,600 video tutorials on topics from arithmetic to calculus, and made these videos available on YouTube, originally under a CC BY-NC-SA license. His website and videos, entitled, Mathispower4u, feature both math lessons and examples, and many of the videos have been incorporated into online homework questions available at MyOpenMath.com.

    Read the full article @ CreativeCommons.org.

    Participating in the Creative Commons for MLS

    by  • December 8, 2012 • Presentations • 0 Comments

    A few weeks ago I delivered my Creative Commons presentation online for the Massachusetts Library System. Here’s the recording of that session. Participating in Creative Commons from Massachusetts Library System on Vimeo. There were also a few comments and questions passed along with with evaluation that I thought I’d respond to here for the...

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