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Flickr Apologizes, Backtracks On Selling User Photos

Flickr Apologizes, Backtracks On Selling User Photos

By Chris Crum 11 hours ago

As recently reported, Yahoo’s Flickr upset some users when it started selling their photos without sharing profits. Yahoo appears to have been within the confines of the law, but still, users felt like they were being taken advantage of. The …

Crowd-Sourced Car Joins Reddit's Internet 2012 Tour Crowd-Sourced Car Joins Reddit's Internet 2012 Tour

The Internet 2012 Bus Tour is mainly about promoting local businesses that are thriving with the help of the open internet and showing politicians that internet freedom can help create jobs. Mainly that, but it’s also about showing off what …

YouTube: Creative Commons Tops 4 Million Videos YouTube: Creative Commons Tops 4 Million Videos

A little over a year ago, YouTube launched Creative Commons on YouTube, and officially allowed uploaders to ad a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) to their videos. At the launch, the CC library consisted of just over 10,000 videos …

Wojcicki, Brin Give $500,000 To Creative Commons
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People who don’t really believe that Google wants to make the world’s information "universally accessible and useful" will, going forward, have a more difficult time arguing their point.  Yesterday, Creative Commons announced that it’s received a $500,000 gift from Anne Wojcicki and Sergey Brin.

Google Wants Authors to Submit Creative Commons Books
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Google is now offering a way for authors and publishers to offer content for free under the Creative Commons license on Google Books. Rightsholders who want to distribute their books can let users download, use, and share them.

Wikipedia to Go Creative Commons
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It appears that all Wikimedia content will become available for free under the Creative Commons License soon. This has been approved by a 75% majority of community voters, though the decision has not yet been approved by the Wikimedia Foundation’s board of trustees. The licensing update/result page says:

NBC Denies YouTube Debate Requests

NBC’s still being stubborn about allowing its footage of the Presidential debates to be put in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons, effectively letting the more passionately patriotic online citizenry share and remix for video sites like YouTube.

Wikipedia Competitor Released In Beta

While Jimmy Wales has been busy of late creating a new search engine and dreaming of challenging Google for dominance within the field, another Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has been working on a new collaborative resource designed at offering more validity and expertise to its entries.

Creative Commons 3.0 Launched

Creative Commons, the non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share, has launched version 3.0 of their copyright licenses.

Why’s My Free eBook For Sale On Amazon?
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Well-known marketing author, Seth Godin, doesn’t want you to buy his new book for sale on Amazon. First off, it’s not new. Godin published it in 2005. Second, he published it as an e-book and offered it for free download on his website.

So where did this $9.99 copy of Everyone’s an Expert (About Something) come from? It appears to be a company called BN Publishing, which has an eBay store as well. Godin’s book available in print form, distributed and promoted by Amazon, was news to him too.

Google Brings Samba, CC Early Gifts

Samba and Creative Commons, both with ties in the open source community, benefited from Google’s largesse, an early present to a pair of organizations for the holidays.

Microsoft Releases Free Licensing Tool For Office

Microsoft has added a free copyright licensing tool that the hundreds of millions of people using Office products like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can use to protect their work.

Creative Commons Has Teeth
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Regular listeners to Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code podcast will be familiar with the lawsuit Curry filed against a Dutch tabloid concerning family photos Curry had posted to Flickr under a Creative Commons license.