I'm quickly drafting a unit for the Creative Commons Certification on "Legal vs Technical Openness". This is to address the difference between something that is shared according to license language but is not quite re-usable because of the file formats things are shared under. e.g. proprietary software ones, ones that ...

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Have you had any success explaining what Creative Commons is to people completely outside of our field or for that matter outside the range of people who work online? My attempts veer into vague generalities about alternatives to copyright that allow creators to share--- (insert eye glaze over). This is not ...

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Two great minds around a fire on an laptop, on a not very chilly night in Toronto... tonight was a "fireside chat" co-hosted by Creative Commons Canada and E-Campus Ontario. Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley interviewed David Wiley for 90 minutes on a wide range of topics from CC licenses ...

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Attribution is a FBW (Frequently Blogged Word) around here. I've had some back if the brain pondering about how to extend my Flickr CC Attribution Helper to work with images from other CC licensed image collections that have a JavaScript API available (I am thinking of Pixabay, DeviantArt, and ...

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An endless theme in the CogDogBlog House, promoting the radical, all so time consuming habit (invisible sarcasm tags here) of giving other people attribution for what they share. Eight years ago I hoped I had coined linktribution. Never caught on. But since I'm on a flickr roll as it seems from the ...

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Assume a deleted sentence above references not being employed in a certain legal position. You know the line. What mean ye license? late Middle English: via Old French from Latin licentia 'freedom, licentiousness' (in medieval Latin 'authority, permission'), from licere 'be lawful or permitted'. Is it freedom or is it lawful? This is ...

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cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Stuart`Dootson I remain a big fan of compfight as my favorite tool for finding creative commons licensed photos from flickr. Just tonight I noticed the interface is updated- previously, clicking one of the small icon results launched the photo ...

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