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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
Arizona 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.
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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...Read more →
This morning it was my privilege to present “Participating in the Creative Commons” online for the Massachusetts Library System. In all the times I’ve delivered version of this presentation I must say that this time I got some of the most interesting questions from the audience. You all really made me think! Here are...Read more →
Back at Internet Librarian 2012 I spent some time at the farmer’s market practicing my street photography. I snapped a photo of this guy because I liked his hat. When going through my photos I noticed something that I’d not noticed at the time: his © tattoo just behind his ear. Had I noticed...Read more →