Creative Commons: What you need to know.

Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Higher Education, Technology, Web | Posted on 11-15-2007


I just read a good article on the ins and outs of Creative Commons, and what you need to know as a user of CC licenses.   Creative Commons was talked about quite a bit at the Stamats conference, so I thought it might be of interest to some readers.

The blog post is actually a follow up to a photographer who considered it ‘A great concept I’ll never employ’, who also brings up some good points.  It seems there are several gray areas that we (we being the stakeholders in this crazy web 2.0 world) need to collaborate and decide what is best.  Feel free to hop over to Creative Commons and become a part of it all.

[ Creative Commons: A Great Concept I'll Continue to Employ]

[JMG-Galleries: Creative Commons: A Great Concept I'll Never Employ]

Comments posted (6)

In the end it all boils down to a trust system. I use a creative commons license on most of my stuff yet I have found violations of my works. It boils down to doing the right thing. I think in principle it is a great thing. It make a quick easy licensing system that you dont need a lawyer or a big application process. Even Flickr has added CC as a licensing model.

Hey Brad,

Check this one out.. First check and then check, tell me if you see anything fishy there..

You gotta be kidding me!!!!!!! We gotta call them out.

I know, trying to figure a good way to do so, let the raging emotions settle a bit and take the diplomatic approach. any good suggestions

I suggest an all-out blogger blitz about the school. And I’ll be glad to start it. :)

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