Creative commons

enero 12, 2008 en 1:18 pm | Publicado en J.Abaitua | Deja un comentario

The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative Commons licenses. These licenses, depending on the one chosen, restrict only certain rights (or none) of the work.

 Aim

The Creative Commons licenses enable copyright holders to grant some or all of their rights to the public while retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract schemes including dedication to the public domain or open content licensing terms. The intention is to avoid the problems current copyright laws create for the sharing of information.

 History

The Creative Commons licenses were pre-dated by the Open Publication License and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). The GFDL was intended mainly as a license for software documentation, but is also in active use by non-software projects such as Wikipedia. The Open Publication License is now largely defunct, and its creator suggests that new projects not use it. Both licenses contained optional parts that, in the opinions of critics, made them less “free”. The GFDL differs from the CC licenses in its requirement that the licensed work be distributed in a form which is “transparent”, i.e., not in a proprietary and/or confidential format.

 Interesting data

  • The Creative Commons was first tested in court in early 2006.
  • Several million pages of web content use Creative Commons licenses.
  • A lot of criticism on:

–the Creative Commons movement and how well it is living up to its perceived values and goals.
–criticism is on the role the Creative Commons plays as an unconcerned corporate filter.Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_commons

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