Creative Commons' Approach to Open Content
88 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last revised: 9 Sep 2008
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Creative Commons, Copyright, Licensing, Efficiency, Public licensing, Commons
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