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Top10Media, an active group of content companies (see coverage here), is launching a new copyright registration and management service for blogs called Lisensa on Monday.

Lisensa is not helping bloggers find splogs and other copyright infringers (see Copyscape and the upcoming Sentinel for help in that area). Rather, like BlogBurst, Lisensa will help bloggers syndicate out their content, with or without a fee, to third parties who would like to use it legally.

Lisensa makes it easy for bloggers to choose an appropriate Creative Commons license, and select specific terms for non-commercial and commercial use. Republishing fees can also be resent. Lisensa handles the license agreement and collection of payments. The basic service is free; Lisensa takes 10% of any fees generated.

The basic idea is a good one, although if the end-game is to generate an additional revenue stream for bloggers, I think BlogBurst is taking a better approach. BlogBurst isn’t about copyright management – rather they’ve created very good buyer tools to encourage use (content suitability review by humans, APIs for syndication, etc.), and have closed deals with prominent print publications (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.) who really need access to cheap content to fill out their publications. Ultimately, Lisensa needs to help enforce copyright laws against infringers as well as promote paid use to be of much use to bloggers.

  • Scott

    Bend over long distance carriers.

    • Rafael Atijas

      “Bend over long distance carriers”… You bet!
      And with you don’t even need SkypeIn, you can get a local number in NYC, London, and 100 other cities, forwarded to your Skype, wherever in the world you are, for free! I wonder if Skype knows about this…

  • Scott B

    Yay for closed systems! I know Skype is generally pretty good quality but WHY??? Why can’t something like this be set up for XMPP access? You know, an open standard that you can run on your own or use someone like Google for.

    Let the Skype infighting kill it so we can move on to something not tied up in proprietary crap!

  • Skype Buzz

    But you cannot be reached on your Skypename, right? That would be even more interesting, since Skype-to-Skype calls are completely free.

    • Rafael Atijas

      Well, the cool thing about is that you have your Skypename AND real phone numbers. All of these numbers are forward to your Skype, so you can answer from your computer (or Skype for mobile) if someone calls you.
      No matter where in the world you are or how long do you talk. It’s always free.

    • Jason Follet

      Hey skype Buzz,
      Yes on you can have your incoming call diverted to your skypename for free!
      Please fell free to ask me any further question you may have.


  • anuj

    Skype is no doubt the best voIp service and works really good even on low bandwidth.

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    This is game changing . Now skype has moved from web to actual landlines . This existed earlier but then you need skype phones.
    There goes the monopoly of big carriers out of the door !!

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