May 14, 2003 11:45 PM   Subscribe

With his book of short stories entitled Solarcon-6, Wiley Wiggins has become the newest member of a growing community of writers offering their work for free download and distribution under a Creative Commons license. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Wiggins, he is most recognizable as a lead actor in Richard Linklater's films Dazed and Confused and Waking Life.
posted by cachilders (2 comments total)
Just a moment, this is, like .... its the Book of Acts.
posted by grahamwell at 2:38 AM on May 15, 2003

Free, online only, a bunch of semi-mythical half-formed thoughts and images: Why does this equal "book" and not "static blog"? Is it the extra formatting or the fact that it exists only in the (semi-useless) PDF format?

Why's everybody got to playerhate on the Internet and HTML? Can't you just publish online and be happy with that?

Its hard to say which of the CC license he used -- oddly neither the text or the download page refers to any true copyright. "Some rights reserved" says the endplate. His website is covered under the Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial version, which means that I'm free to do what I want with it as long as its just pass it around.

Mr. Matthew's interview with Wiggins on the subject illustrates what I feel is always the problem with the copyleft folk:

"It's very frustrating when you have work you want to share with the world, but you have to rely on these outmoded, money-obsessed dinosaurs in order to do so."

Sadly, celluloid does not grow on trees and someone has to pay for it. Unless you've got dictator-like vision and control, you're going to have to pay someone to do things "your way" in this world and that costs.

As does, for that matter, food.

posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:49 PM on May 15, 2003

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