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CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1
                CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1

Dear All,

Welcome to the inaugural Creative Commons Newsletter. Every other month we'll
inform you of some of the most interesting news from the CC ecosystem in bite size
pieces. If you want to drink from the firehose, subscribe to the CC weblog with one
of the links at the end of this email.

We are working to strengthen our relationship with you - our community of users
and supporters. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or suggestions
about how we can continue to grow this relationship. CC and the broader movement              Above: Ito, Joi. “Melissa Reeder.”
for a global digital commons would not be nearly as significant as it is today - only         CC BY 2.0
5 years later -without your continuous support.                                               joi/463728506/

Melissa Reeder
Development Coordinator
Creative Commons
                                                                  This PDF version of the ccNewsletter was remixed by Creative
                                                                  Commons Philippines. The repackaged newsletter is licensed


INSIDE CC                                                         CC USE CASES AND SHOUTOUTS
3     Retiring standalone DevNations and one Sampling             9    -Open Content Licensing - Cultivating the Creative
      license                                                          Commons (book)
4     Livephotoblogging the CC Board                                   -Overmundo and PCF win awards and support
                                                                  10   -Another great Steve Jurvetson photo reused under
CC IN SCIENCE: FROM THE SCIENCE COMMONS BLOG                           a CC license
5    -Sparc Announce New Tools for Scholarly                           -A Story of Healing becomes First Academy Award
     Publishing                                                        Winning Film Released under Creative Commons
     -EU Commission calls for emphasis on knowledge                    License
                                                                  11    CC Australia and the CC Video Slam!
CC IN BUSINESS                                                    13   -CC licensed podcast wins Nebula Award
6    Creative Commons in Newspapers, Scientists, Film        , Flickr, and WikiTravel win Webby Awards
     Students, and Wikipedia SEOers (!?)
7    Sun CEO: free media = free software, innovation
     != litigation
8    -Sony launches CC-enabled video site
     -O’Reilly on free downloads vs sales

We rely on our supporters to continue our work enabling stories   Creative Commons is sustained by the generous support of
like those listed above. Check it out:                            various organizations including the John D. and Catherine
                                                                  T. MacArthur Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the
DONATE                                                            Rockefeller Foundation as well as members of the public.

CC STORE                          Backgrounds: Guerrero, Berne. “Grafitti.” CC BY 3.0. Includes
                                                                  images from quatro.sinko. "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" CC BY
                                                                  and deeners/Dino Laurel. "Tattoo Outline" CC BY 2.0 http://
Inside CC
RETIRING           STANDALONE               DEVNATIONS               AND ONE           SAMPLING

by Lawrence Lessig                                              Nations.) Because such an option would be attached to a
4 June 2007                                                     standard CC license, it would not conflict with the principle                    we are announcing here. Based upon the feedback we
                                                                get to that idea, we will decide whether to implement it.

Today we are retiring two of the Creative Commons               The Sampling License presents a similar concern. Until
licenses — the stand alone Developing Nations license,          today, we have offered three versions of the Sampling
as well as one of the three Sampling licenses we offer.         license. Two of those versions permit noncommercial
The reasons for these retirements are both practical and        sharing of the licensed work (SamplingPlus, and
principled.                                                     Noncommercial SamplingPlus). One (the Sampling
                                                                License) only permits the remix of the licensed work, not
The practical reason is simple lack of interest: From the       the freedom to share it. There is a strong movement to
start, Creative Commons has promised to keep our family         convince Creative Commons that our core licenses at
of licenses as simple as possible. Actual demand has been       least permit the freedom to share a work
one of the key indicators of how simple things can be. We       noncommercially.
estimate just 0.01% of our existing licenses are Developing
Nations licenses, and 0.01% are the version of the              Creative Commons supports that movement. We will not
Sampling license that we are retiring. Those numbers            adopt as a Creative Commons license any license that
say that these licenses are not in demand.                      does not assure at least this minimal freedom — at least
                                                                not without substantial public discussion. We are grateful
The principled reasons are different with each license.         for the feedback, and for the understanding of those who
The Developing Nations license is in conflict with the          helped us craft the sampling licenses, both of which got
growing “Open Access Publishing” movement. While the            us here.
license frees creative work in the developing nations, it
does not free work in any way elsewhere. This means             This change does not affect any existing licensed work.
these licenses do not meet the minimum standards of the         The links to these licenses, and every Creative Commons
Open Access Movement. Because this movement is so               license, will always remain valid. The only change we’re
important to the spread of science and knowledge, we no         making today is that we will no longer offer these licenses
longer believe it correct to promote a stand alone version      on our licensing page.
of this license. Later this month, we will begin a discussion
about adding the terms of the Developing Nations license        To read more about these retirements, please visit our
to 5 of the other CC licenses, and giving users the option      retired licenses page. [1]
to include those terms in their license. (So, for example,
you could select a BY-NC license for the developed world,       Endnotes
but offer a BY license for creators within Developing

                               Cover: Guerrero, Berne
                                                   Berne. “Mainstream?” CC BY 3.0. Includes images from deeners/Dino
                               Laurel. "Tattoo Outline" CC BY 2.0;
                               Fractal Artist/Cheryl "011 Inside of Pottery Bowl Close-up" CC BY 2.0
                               photos/8720628@N04/2188745824/; Katmere/Kate Mereand "Grafitti/Art/Mural" CC
                               BY 2.0 and "Dentist Safari" CC BY 2.0
                     ; eva101/eva "Brooklyn grafitti" CC BY

                                                                                CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1
                 CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1

Inside CC

by Mike Linksvayer
17 May 2007

Creative Commons Board Chair Joi Ito took some great
pictures at a recent CC board[1] meeting. Here’s the Flickr
set,[2] all under CC Attribution.[3]

Eric Saltzman, Jamie Boyle, Eric Eldred

                                                              Michael Carroll (check out his blog)

                                                              Joi Ito on Leicaism. [5]

Laurie Racine, Lawrence Lessig

CC in Science                                                CC in Science
S CIENCE C OMMONS , SPARC                                    EU C OMMISSIONER                        CALLS FOR
A NNOUNCE N EW T OOLS FOR                                    EMPHASIS ON KNOWLEDGE

by Kaitlin Thaney                                            by Kaitlin Thaney
17 May 2007                                                  10 April 2007       
From the Science Commons blog …[1]
                                                             From the Science Commons blog …[1]
“Together with SPARC[2] and MIT,[3] we are proud to
announce the release of a set of online tools designed to    A commissioner of Science and Research for the European
help authors retain rights over their scholarly works,       Union has called for “knowledge” to be added as the fifth
including the right to self-archive their material.          community freedom. The four other freedoms recognized
                                                             from the EU Treaty are goods, services, capital and labor.
The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine[4] is one of
these tools, making it easier for authors to select and      Janez Potocnik proposed this idea at the launch of his
attach an addendum to the standard copyright transfer        green paper, “The European Research Area: New
form, allowing them to amend the traditional terms of        Perspectives”, last week. The paper outlines the
agreement with publishers. The Addendum Engine makes         components necessary to maximize the potential in the
this as simple as point-and-click.                           European Research Area (ERA) with a new emphasis -
                                                             the movement of knowledge.
The tool can be found on the Science Commons,[5] SPARC[6]
and MIT[7] Web sites, and can also be readily implemented    From the paper, he writes:
on university sites, such as our first adopter - Carnegie
Mellon University. By providing the means to easily plug         “Generation, diffusion and exploitation of
in the addendum generator on sites such as Carnegie              knowledge are at the core of the research system.
Mellons, the tool takes on a new role, serving as a              In particular, access to knowledge generated by
university toolkit.                                              the public research base and its use by business
                                                                 and policymakers lie at the heart of the European
Through the Addendum Engine,[8] authors can choose               Research Area, where knowledge must circulate
from an array of provided addenda, some of which have            without barriers throughout the whole society.
been consolidated in order to address the problem of
addenda proliferation. This is true of the Science               State-of-the-art knowledge is crucial for
Commons and SPARC addenda, named “Access-Reuse”,                 successful research in any scientific discipline.
a combination of the SPARC Author Addendum and the               Reliable, affordable and permanent access to,
Science Commons Publish-Creative Commons                         and widespread dissemination of, scientific
Addendum.                                                        research results should therefore become defining
                                                                 principles for Europe’s research landscape. The
For details on specifying a default agreement and to             digital era has opened up numerous possibilities
integrate the addendum generator onto your Web site              in this respect.”
like     Carnegie        Mellon,      see    http://
w i k i . c r e a t i v e c o m m o n s . o r g /            Sharing knowledge, as Potocnik discusses, is critical in
Scholars_Copyright_Integration.                              science. But there is little open, public infrastructure for
                                                             knowledge management in the sciences. Knowledge is
We invite you to take a look at the other addenda and        more than just data or papers. Knowledge is also implicit
materials part of this release. For more information about   in the tools and knowhow of science - the “tacit”
                                                             knowledge that is hard to codify and share using the

  Tools for Scholarly Publishing > 12                          Emphasis on Knowledge > 12

                                                                            CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1
               CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1

CC in Business

by Mike Linksvayer                                             Scientists: [5]
3 May 2007                        Scientists do not need, and indeed should not have,
                                                                    exclusive (or any) control over who can copy their
                                                                    papers, and who can make derivative works of their
Four articles turned up yesterday all advocating use of             papers.
different Creative Commons licenses in different contexts,
nicely demonstrating the not-really-niche-anymore scope             The very progress of science is based on derivative
covered by Creative Commons.                                        works! It is absolutely essential that somebody else
                                                                    who attempts to reproduce your experiment be able
Newspapers:[1]                                                      to publish results that you don’t like if those are the
                                                                    results they have. Standard copyright, however, gives
    In GateHouse’s case, they’ve reserved the right to              the copyright holders of a paper at least a plausible
    commercialize, the right to preserve the content’s              legal basis on which to challenge the publication of a
    integrity, and the right of attribution. [Attribution-          paper that attempts to reproduce the results— clearly
    NonCommercial-NoDerivs] [2]                                     a derivative work!

    It’s all “part of being a good partner on the web,”             …
    says Howard Owens, GateHouse Media’s Director
    of Digital Publishing. After GateHouse publications             The sort of copyright that we need is something like
    kept on receiving requests from local non-profit and            an “Attribution-Share Alike” Creative Commons
    community groups to republish GateHouse articles                license.[6] We absolutely should not have, nor should
    in their own newsletters, he pushed to license                  journals have, any sort of exclusive right to prevent
    everything under Creative Commons, effectively                  reuse of our papers. But we do need credit and
    stripping out the cumbersome request procedure and              citation.
    streamlining the whole process.
                                                               Film Students[7] (PDF):[8]
    There was simply no downside to licensing content
    under Creative Commons, adds Owens, who believes                2) The issue of auteur theory is easily solved through
    it would work just as well for a large newspaper                   the use of CC licenses.
    publisher as for a small one.                                      a. As USC doesn’t believe in auteur theory, CC
                                                                            licenses would allow all students who worked
    …                                                                       on a given film the same rights towards free
    The “web is a network economy,” says Owens,                     3) CC licenses allow for commercial restriction
    “Everybody online should use Creative Commons.”                    while allowing for free distribution and the ability
    Sharing content through hyperlinks and other means                 to allow others to freely build upon work.
    is built into the architecture of the web. As ad dollars           a. It can be assumed that commercial viability
    continue to migrate online, and content becomes                         is of utmost concern to SCA (in comparison
    more and more open, it will be difficult to facilitate                  between SCA’s IP policy and that of LMU) in
    the sharing content unless newspaper publishers                         continuing to allow special agreements with
    loosen their belts and use a license like Creative                      SAG and local insurance companies
    Commons that clearly defines what is and isn’t                          i. CC licenses can specifically allow for
    allowed.                                                                     that commercial restriction [Attribution-
We blogged[3] about GateHouse Media[4] a few months
                                                                 CC in Business
                                                                 S UN CEO:             FREE MEDIA              =    FREE
                                                                 SOFTWARE ,               INNOVATION                    !=

Wikipedia SEOers:[10]                                            by Mike Linksvayer
                                                                 15 May 2007
     Don’t add photos to entries that are not Creative 
     Commons licensed because those will get removed
     because of copyright infringement. Not just any
     Creative Commons license will do. It should allow           Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has a fine blog post in which
     for commercial use. [Attribution[11] or Attribution-        he describes the Sun’s decision[1] to pursue an “open”
     ShareAlike][12]                                             strategy rather than prosecute the “open” world and its
Apart from the CC recommendation, this last article really
points to the benefits of the Wikipedia community.                   In essence, we decided to innovate, not litigate.
Normally ’search engine optimization’[13] is associated with
people basically attempting to scam the search engines’          Further down:
anti-spam defenses, but most of the article’s tips on
participating in Wikipedia are for the good — it’s hard to
get any value out of Wikipedia without adding value for              All of which is to say - no amount of fear can
others, i.e., it’s hard to scam the Wikipedia community.             stop the rise of free media, or free software (they
                                                                     are the same, after all). The community is vastly
Endnotes                                                             more innovative and powerful than a single
                                                                     company. And you will never turn back the clock
                                                                     on elementary school students and developing
     and-creative-commons-licensing/                                 economies and aid agencies and fledgling
2               universities - or the Fortune 500 - that have found
3                    value in the wisdom of the open source
4                                  community. Open standards and open source
5                   software are literally changing the face of the
     copyright_and_scientific_paper_1.php                            planet - creating opportunity wherever the
6                  network can reach.
                                                                 Nice to see this nod to open media. What company will
9              be the Sun equivalent in the media space? Creative
10               Commons will be a key part of that company’s strategy,
11                 as open standards and more recently open source have
12              been key for Sun. The rest of the industry will follow.
13   h t t p : / / e n . w i k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i /
     Search_engine_optimization                                  Endnotes


                                                                                 CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1
               CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1

CC in Business                                               CC in Business
S ONY       L AUNCHES            CC- ENABLED                 O’REILLY         ON FREE DOWNLOADS VS
VIDEO SITE                                                   SALES

by Mike Linksvayer                                           by Mike Linksvayer
29 April 2007                                                2 June 2007       

Sony has launched eyeVio,[1] a CC-enabled video sharing      Book publisher Tim O’Reilly writes:[1]
site, which looks like a very slick (massive use of DHTML,
AJAX, rounded corners, and other Web 2.0 techniques)              As part of our continued effort to understand
and Japanese language only YouTube.                               the impact on book sales of the availability of
                                                                  free downloads, I wanted to share some data
                                                                  on downloads versus sales of the book Asterisk:
                                                                  The Future of Telephony,[2] by Leif Madsen, Jared
                                                                  Smith, and Jim Van Meggelen, which was
                                                                  released for free download[3] under a Creative
                                                                  Commons license. [4]

                                                                  Jeremy McNamara of,[5] which
                                                                  operates one of the mirrors, provided us with
                                                                  download stats, which we were then able to
                                                                  compare with book sales. Our goal of course, is
                                                                  to help publishers understand whether free
eyeVio enables choosing any of the six main CC licenses
                                                                  downloads help or hurt sales. The quick answer
when uploading a video.
                                                                  from this experiment is that we saw no definitive
                                                                  correlation, but there is little sign that the free
The John Perry Barlow/Jack Valenti[2] video played at the
                                                                  downloads hurt sales. More than 180,000
Creative Commons launch on December 16, 2002, is
                                                                  copies were downloaded from Jeremy’s mirror
embedded in
                                                                  (which is one of five!), yet the book has still been
7419, courtesy of eyeVio.
                                                                  quite successful, selling almost 19,000 copies
                                                                  in a year and a half. This is quite good for a
                                                                  technical book these days — the book comes in
                                                                  at #23 on our lifetime-to-date sales list for the
                                                                  “class of 2005? (books published in 2005)
                                                                  despite being released at the end of September.
                                                                  You might argue that the book would have done
                                                                  even better without the downloads, especially
                                                                  given the success of asterisk and the importance
                                                                  of VoIP. But it’s also the case that the book is far
                                                                  and away the bestseller in the category, far
                                                                  outperforming books on the same subject from
Jack Valenti[3] died last week. Creative Commons founder
                                                                  other publishers.
and CEO Lawrence Lessig paid respects on his blog. [4]
                                                             Read the whole post with graphs at
4               O’Reilley > 12
CC Use Cases & Shoutouts                                        CC Use Cases & Shoutouts
O PEN C ONTENT L ICENSING -                                     C ONGRATULATIONS       TO
C ULTIVATING THE C REATIVE                                      O VERMUNDO    AND  M IRO /
COMMONS                                                         DEMOCRACY/PARTICIPATORY
                                                                CULTURE FOUNDATION
by Eva                                                          by Mike Linksvayer
2 April 2007                                                    2 June 2007          

“What if Rupert Murdoch’s Fox … bought the rights to            Two important CC friendly organizations have received
Socrates’ dinner parties?” - Richard Neville                    major kudos and support recently.

“Never in our history have fewer exercised more power           Brazilian free culture site Overmundo [1] won the
over our culture than now.” - Professor Lawrence Lessig         prestigious Prix Ars Electronica[2] 2007 Golden Nica for
                                                                Best Digital Community. CC won the 2004 Golden Nica
It is a great pleasure to announce the release of Open          for Net Vision[3] and we’ve highlighted Overmundo
Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons, a          before, including at
new publication of Sydney University Press[1] in conjunction    entry/6155.
with the Queensland University of Technology[2] and the
ARC Centre for Excellence for Creative Industries and           The Democracy media player (soon to be known as
Innovation.[3] Edited by the Creative Commons Australia         Miro),[4] a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation,
project lead, Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Open Content          won second prize at Netsquared[5] out of 21 participants
Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons brings              and hundreds of submissions, as recommended at http:/
together papers from some of the most prominent thinkers        /
of our time on the internet, law and the importance of
open content licensing in the digital age.                      PCF also recently received[6] a $100,000 grant from the
                                                                Mozilla Foundation. The announcement[7] also has some
Drawing on material presented at the Queensland                 nice words about a previous recipient…
University of Technology conference of the same name
in January 2005, the text provides a snapshot of the                [W]e have been able to provide resources to
thoughts of over 30 Australian and international experts            both individuals and projects whose efforts
– including Professor Lawrence Lessig, Futurist Richard             represent what we’re hoping to support. For
Neville and the Hon Justice Ronald Sackville – on topics            example, we gave a grant to Creative Commons
surrounding the international Creative Commons, from                last quarter because CC is an organization that
the landmark Eldred v Ashcroft copyright term decision              very much pursues the same ideas and principles
to the legalities of digital sampling in a remix world.             set forth in Mozilla’s mission[8] and the Mozilla
                                                                    Manifesto.[9] (Just to restate it, the Mozilla mission
A PDF version of the book is available under a Creative             is to provide choice and innovation on the
Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives                    Internet.)
licence from the QUT e-Prints Archive.[4] Hardcopies (also
under a BY-NC-ND licence) can be ordered from the                   In our last board meeting, it was decided that
Sydney University Press.[5] Individual chapters are available       Mozilla would give a $100,000 grant to the
for free electronic downloaded at http://                           Participatory Culture Foundation, the makers of                           the Democracy Player. PCF, like CC, aligns well
                                                                    with Mozilla and its manifesto. Additionally, PCF
For more information on the book and its contents, see              has projects that are built partly on Mozilla’s                                  technology.

  Open Content Licensing > 12                                    Congratulations > 12

                                                                                CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1
                CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1

CC Use Cases & Shoutouts                                            CC Use Cases & Shoutouts

ANOTHER GREAT STEVE JURVETSON                                       “A STORY OF HEALING” BECOMES
PHOTO REUSED UNDER A CC                                             FIRST ACADEMY AWARD WINNING
LICENSE                                                             FILM RELEASED UNDER A CREATIVE
                                                                    COMMONS LICENSE
by Eric Steuer                                                      by Mike Linksvayer
27 April 2007                                                       18 April 2007              

Steve Jurvetson[1] let us know about a very cool recent             Interplast announced today[1] the release of its 1997
reuse of one of his CC-licensed photos. This[2] incredible          Academy Award winning documentary A Story of
macro shot of an ant was used to accompany an article[3]            Healing[2] under a Creative Commons Attribution-
on UCSF’s website about chitin and allergic inflammation.           NonCommercial-NoDerivatives[3] license.

                                                                    Ten years later, this is the first time an Academy Award
                                                                    winning film has been released under a CC license. Kudos
                                                                    to Interplast for realizing that this film, which makes a
                                                                    compelling case for Interplast’s work, will become more
                                                                    valuable to the organization as more people have the
                                                                    opportunity to view it.

                                                                    To view A Story of Healing visit the Interplast website.[4]
                                                                    The film is also downloadable from,[5] and wherever
                                                                    you share it!

                                                                    Digg      it!  at

Photo: Steve Jurvetson, (   Update: Press release at
licensed under CC BY (
Jurvetson’s photography has been used under CC licenses             creative-commons-license/
many times in print and on TV. As he says in this discussion[4]
about Creative Commons on Flickr:                                   Endnotes

    I use a simple attribution license which for me is              1
    just perfect. It maximizes the freedom for reuse                    a_story_of_heal.html
    while maintaining a channel for attention back
    to this photoblog.                                              4
    And it really works. I never imagined that my
    photos would be used by anyone, and certainly
    not in the unusual places that they have so far…
    including: Maxim Magazine, Science magazine,                    Endnotes
    on TV with the Charlie Rose Show, the cover of a
    board game, and numerous textbooks, even one                    2
    for the blind (go figure!)… Some examples may                   3
    be found in                           200704205.html
    jurvetson/sets/72157594313529657.                               4
CC Use Cases & Shoutouts


by Jon Phillips                                          a great digital-arts
16 May 2007                                                       bar in the heart of Melbourne that hosts the Digital                      Fringe Festival each year. Elliott Bledsoe and I
                                                                  from CCau were both there to help with training
                                                                  and addressing tricky issues (eg licence
Someone has to pick up the slack on reporting on all of           compatibility, searching etc).
CC Australia’s great work. I guess that will be me. Check
out what Jessica Coates said[1] on the cc-community mailing       What we ended up with was a 10 minute film
list. [2]                                                         that incorporates 110 CC-licensed works –
                                                                  photos, video, sound, music. This final product
    Just wanted to drop you a quick line to point out             was screened in Horse Bazaar and on the big
    a great collaborative film project CCau took part             screen in Melbourne’s cultural hub, Federation
    in over the weekend – the Open Channel Video                  Square, at 7pm Monday 14 May. It’s also
    Slam (                  available for download under a BY-NC-SA licence
    index.html). Apologies for cross posts.                       at

    Basically the idea was to produce one 10 minute               It was a truly amazing experience, and a great
    film, made entirely out of CC and original content,           learning curve for both us and the participants.
    by locking 22 filmmakers in a bar for 33 hours                Elliott and Andrew both documented the
    a whole lot of equipment, wireless internet access,           experience on their blogs (http://
    and coffee, alcohol and pizza. The event was         and http:/
    organised by Andrew Garton of the Open                        / We’re also
    Channel Screen Resource Centre (http://                       hoping to write up some of the lessons learned a government funded                   in an article, and maybe even an academic
    film production and training centre, and was                  paper.
    hosted by Horse Bazaar (http://
                                                                  Jessica Coates

                                                              The question I have, is can this model spread? Who might
                                                              be interested in doing this type of event? Hop onto our
                                                              discussion list[3] (cc-community) and/or blog about how
                                                              you might do this type of event and link here for permalink
                                                              trackback fun.



flash photography and screams/elliott bledsoe. "Video
Slam"     CC    BY     2.0

                                                                             CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1
                CC Newsletter - Issue No. 1

CC Use Cases & Shoutouts                                             5 < Tools for Scholarly Publishing

       FLICKR, AND WIKITRAVEL                                    the launch, please read the official press release.[9] You
                                                                 can also learn more about this project on our Web site,[10]
WIN WEBBY AWARDS                                                 or by visiting SPARC[11] and MIT. [12]“


by Eric Steuer                                                      17/scae-launch/
1 May 2007                                                       2                     3
The winners of this year’s Webby Awards [1] were
announced[2] today, and prominent CC license users               8,[3] Flickr,[4] and Wikitravel[5] were among them.        9
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!                 releases/scae-launch/
Endnotes                                                         11
4                                         8 < O’Reilley
                                                                 Also see one O’Reilly author’s perspective blogged here
    5 < Emphasis on Knowledge                                    in January: Linux Kernel in a Nutshell: The Secret Goal.[6]

traditional systems. It’s important to focus on how new          Endnotes
technologies like Semantic Web can codify knowledge
and how transaction systems can move physical knowledge          1     h t t p : / / r a d a r. o r e i l l y. c o m / a r c h i v e s / 2 0 0 7 / 0 6 /
(think biological materials) between scientists, just as it’s          free_downloads.html
important to work on moving papers and data around.              2
The initiatives proposed in Potocnik’s green paper call for
similar solutions, stressing that the ERA needs an “internal     5
market” for research, where researchers, technology and          6
knowledge can move “freely”.

To read more about the Green Paper launch and
Potocnik’s thoughts, see their press release.[2] You can             9 < Congratulations
also read this paper in its entirety on the ERA’s Web site.[3]
                                                                 Congratulations to Overmundo and PCF and thanks to
Endnotes                                                         Prix Ars Electronica and Mozilla!

1                          Endnotes
2     h t t p : / / c o r d i s . e u r o p a . e u /
      fetch?CALLER=NEWS_ERA&ACTION=D&RCN=27454                   1
      &DOC=1&CAT=NEWS&QUERY=4                                    2
3             3     h t t p : / / w w w. a e c . a t / d e / a r c h i v e s / p r i x _ a r c h i v e /
    9 < Open Content Licensing                                   4
Endnotes                                                               org-miro-and-freecycle-network-receive-most-votes-n2y2
1                                      from-mozilla/
2                                     7
3                                           grant-to-pcf/
4                8
5          9
CC Use Cases & Shoutouts                                                       CC Use Cases & Shoutouts
CC LICENSED                           PODC AST                  WINS           CC      SEARCH ARCHIVE . ORG AND
NEBULA AWARD                                                                   MORE WITH            SPINXPRESS

by Mike Linksvayer                                                             by Mike Linksvayer
13 May 2007                                                                    16 April 2007                         

Last night the podcast edition of James Patrick Kelly’s                        As recently promised[1] we’ve added an exciting new CC-
Hugo-nominated novella Burn[1] won the Nebula Award                            enabled search service to
for best science fiction/fantasy novella published in the
U.S. during the two previous years. Cory Doctorow writes                       SpinXpress Get Media[2] searches the Internet Archive’s
on Boing Boing:[2]                                                             massive audio and video collections as well as media at
                                                                               several other sites, including Magnatune, Flickr, and
    As far as I know, that makes it the first Creative                         and allows filtering searches by desired source, media
    Commons licensed work and the first podcast to                             type, and license.
    win an Nebula.
                                                                               We’re extremely pleased that the Internet Archive’s[3]
That’s one small step for James Patrick Kelly, one giant                       collections are now easily searchable via
leap for podcasting and Creative Commons (sorry, groan               , as has been
if you must).                                                                  an important supporter of Creative Commons works from
                                                                               the beginning (check out ccPublisher[4] for a cross plaform
Other recent CC-licensed award winners:                                        desktop application that helps you license and take
                                                                               advantage of hosting for your media).
*   “A Story of Healing” Becomes First Academy Award
    Winning Film Released Under A Creative Commons                             Jay Dedman of SpinXpress will be at Wednesday’s CC
    License [3]                                                                Salon San Francisco[5] to present about CC integration
*   Wikitravel Wins Webby Award [4]                                            with Get Media and other SpinXpress applications.

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