Online game retailer GOG
--which started (as Good Old Games) with a focus on updating classics to run on modern computers, then branched into offering newer games DRM-free--has announced
that they will start selling movies under their DRM-free model. [more inside]
Tesla Motors announced today that the company will no longer defend its patent portfolio
, on the heels of an earlier announcement that the company would open up the designs and specifications
for its "supercharger" system.
YouTube to offer Creative Commons licencing
along with easy ways to add CC content to videos through the YouTube video editor.
Copyright, copywrong, copyleft, copyWHAT?! Peter Hirtle
is no stranger to the questions surrounding copyright and the use of public domain materials. He has been thoroughl in researching and referencing other's work in this area
. Peter's handy little chart
could not have been more timely; it was really long overdue. But it really just gets overwhelming sometimes ... I blame it all on that d*m**d mouse
! [more inside]
is the C
oalition of A
rtists & S
olders, a project conceived and initiated by musician Kristin Hersh
. CASH is "read-write
" — more than consumption; a collaborative online effort — helping make music ownership more of an interactive affair
facilitated through Creative Commons
"The [textbook] industry charges outrageous prices for new textbooks while simultaneously doing everything it can to make older versions unusable or obsolete. There is simply no reason that a new calulus textbook should cost $157. The study of calculus, at least the type of calculus that most of us need to study in high school or undergraduate programs, has not changed significantly in decades." - Textbook Revolution.
is a CBC radio program about the things you can't say
. Stream it live
Tuesday mornings at 9:30 or Wednesday nights. Past topics include feminism, peace keeping, hip-hop and (caution: irony) copyright reform
Commercial exploitationTube? Creative Commies-Tube? Plagiarism® ?
"…you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the YouTube Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels…"
Now where's my aeroflot and reversed copyright Tee-Shirt! and Negativland, Tape-beatles, EEC
I'm ready for a copyfight
The Freesound Project
- a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds.
New Scientist release a copyleft article on......wait for it......copyleft.
In it, they discuss what's going on in the world of Open Source and how the meme is spreading from software into other areas, like encyclopedias and law. It concludes saying that open source is currently good for things that don't need to be confidential and do need to be consistently upgraded/changed. Does open source have a chance, or is it just a passing fad? via slashdot