Creative Commons' Approach to Open Content
Herkko A. Hietanen
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
July 17, 2008
Creative Commons is an open content licensing initiative that is providing a set of tools for rights owners to change their exclusive rights into commons. The Creative Commons website provides a licensing service which can be used to choose one of the Creative Commons licenses. This paper analyzes the license choosing process and the clauses of the Creative Commons licenses.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 88
Keywords: Creative Commons, Copyright, Licensing, Efficiency, Public licensing, Commonsworking papers series
Date posted: July 17, 2008 ; Last revised: September 9, 2008
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