I'm excited to say that I just began participating in a fascinating phenomenon called Creative Commons (CC)
. You can see the license icon on the right side bar of this blog, just below the search box. As an alternative to the copyright that the US government assumes is on all creative works once they have been created, I have chosen to designate the contents of this blog to fall under the CC-Share Alike license. This means that anyone can reuse the content they find here, under two conditions: first, that they attribute it to me, and second that they use it to create their own work that anyone is allowed to further reuse in the same way. It's pretty cool.
Lots of different works are using the CC licenses, for example the photo from India in my last post was found via the Flickr Creative Commons section
Rather than going into the intellectual explanation of CC licensing and the movement's short history, I'll refer you to two wonderful short videos from the CC website (click titles to play). These are so well made, they are a testiment to the importance of remixing rights.Building On the PastReticulum Rex
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