Creative Commons' Approach to Open Content

88 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last revised: 9 Sep 2008

Herkko A. Hietanen

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology

Date Written: July 17, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Creative Commons, Copyright, Licensing, Efficiency, Public licensing, Commons

Suggested Citation

Hietanen, Herkko A., Creative Commons' Approach to Open Content (July 17, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162219 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1162219

Herkko A. Hietanen (Contact Author)

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology ( email )

Helsinki 00180
Finland

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