Creative-Commons

  • Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

    Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

    Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More

  • New API Commons Platform Allows Developers To Share APIs Under Creative Commons Licenses

    New API Commons Platform Allows Developers To Share APIs Under Creative Commons Licenses

    3Scale Founder Steven Willmott and API Evangelist Kin Lane have launched a non-commercial service today called API Commons, a mechanism for the copyright-free sharing and collaborative design of API specifications, interfaces and data models. Read More

  • Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow’s Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA takedown

    Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow’s Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA takedown

    TorrentFreak is reporting that links to Cory Doctorow’s book, Homeland, are being shut down after a DMCA request by Fox. Why is Cory’s Creative Commons licensed book that is available for free being attacked? It kind of sounds like it could be a copy of Homeland, the TV series, so they shut it down. Read More

  • Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

    Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

    Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup Boundless has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial and physical costs of bulky backpacks brimming with pricey hard-copy textbooks. Co-founders Ariel Diaz, Brian Balfour and Aaron White believe that the incumbents, the old-school textbook publishers (the top four of which still control the market) have… Read More

  • Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

    Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

    The disconnect between smartphone-based Instagram and the Internet is relatively infuriating. For one, you can’t scroll through your friends’ photos, and perhaps more importantly, your can’t license your pictures so that anyone who wants can use them on the web. But a new service called I Am CC has fixed that. Set up much like Flickr, I Am CC lets you grab all your… Read More

  • Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS

    Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS

    When Apple launched iPhoto for iPhone, it quickly became clear that there was something odd going on with the maps in the application. Even though Apple never talked about this publicly, the data Apple used to render these new maps was clearly not from Google anymore. Instead, most experts agreed, Apple was using a number of different sources to create its new map tiles without giving… Read More

  • Creative Commons-licensed shirts with phone-scannable codes


    Seriously, I’m about to move to Japan. I think they should stop calling their phones “phones” (or the Japanese equivalent) and call them “Tricorders” (or the Japanese equivalent). Because where else in the world can you point your phone at someone else’s shirt and have one just like it sent to you? I’d love to use Nota’s intriguing service here… Read More

  • Joi Ito Takes Lead At Creative Commons

    The five year old Creative Commons nonprofit organization announced a new CEO this afternoon as founding CEO Lawrence Lessig steps down: Joi Ito. The organization is devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to legally build upon and share by creating consensus driven copyright license forms. Users can set terms for copyright usage without complex negotiations using… Read More

  • Microsoft teams with Creative Commons

    How different are things now that Bill Gates at Microsoft has made his symbolic hand-off of power? Microsoft tonight announced a new partnership with Creative Commons, the organization dedicated to providing content producers a legal alternative to “all rights reserved” copyright law, to offer a new tool for easy insertion of Creative Commons licenses into works created with… Read More