Given there is always a kerfuffle of understanding the use of various Creative Common licenses, I am dubious about efforts to even add more to the pile (I have a sarcastic sweet spot for WTPL). But I am trying to at least be aware of stuff like TakeNode).
I came across this via some stuff I am doing with the folks at the Free Music Archive who have been very gracious and even granted me access to experiment with a Curators area for OEGlobal. This all began when I emailed trying to understand why my playlist I made for the FMA tracks I use for a podcast required an FMA login to view… note, this has now been fixed. Check out my public playlist of a popular genre of music.
Okay, this is not about music. While talking to the folks at the FMA and also via a link on their menu, I came across TakeNode:
Governments work on internet copyright laws. Big commercial publishers and digital platforms lobby to shape government policy to their favor. Independent content creators however are hardly involved in this process. TakeNode gives creators a voice.https://takenode.org/info
Well yeas, and there is a clear step by step process of how it works, but I learn most when I DIM (Do It Myself).
So I rummaged around my flickr, and found a photo of a common topic
which as typical already comes with a clear CCO public domain declaration (always remember, technically not a license) which is also baked into the photo’s metadata.
Do I need a certificate? shrug. But I made one at TakeNode https://takenode.org/certificate?id=7cca72d5-7a3e-46df-9c2a-c3d1194c54ca which delivers to me as a text file:
TAKENODE CERTIFICATE ID:
1. Information about the file
Unique file ID:
2. Information about the uploader of the file
2023-01-20 19:21:41 Europe/Amsterdam
3. Declaration of intention
This picture/video is copyright protected and I own all related rights. You can freely adapt, share and build upon this work even for commercial purposes. Make sure to credit me as the owner of this work.
More information about TakeNode Certificates? Check https://takenode.org
It sounds kind of blockchain-ish but its not. What do I do with this? I am not sure.
I am intrigued by this, but I fell like I am missing a step or a piece of what I do with my TakeNode thingie.
Help me, Obi Wan or blog reader, help me understand?
Featured Image: Felix in the Fields flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0) with text of this photo’s TakeNode certificate superimposed on it, so the whole mix can also be declared CC0 because its mine, all mine! And yours if you want, youts@