16.388 new projects by Creative Commons

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Dec 26 2002 - 05:48:29 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 388.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 10:44:23 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Creative Commons Releases New Projects

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    December 17, 2002

                   Creative Commons Releases New Projects

                                  Licensing Project

                                  Founders' Project

    Creative Commons has just announced two new projects that will enable
    creators of intellectual property to have more direct control over the
    rights and uses of their creations.

    Creative Commons was founded in 2001 to help improve access to raw source
    material online. It is producing licenses that enable creators to specify
    which rights they want to retain and which they do not. It is developing
    software that will enable creators to donate their work to the public
    domain and metadata that can be used to associate a work with its public
    domain or license status in a machine-readable way. The organization is
    working to enable us to use software to find "for example, photographs that
    are free to use provided that the original photographer is credited, or
    songs that may be copied, distributed, or sampled with no restrictions

    David Green

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