January 15, 2014, by Graham Kendall
What is Creative Commons?
TheConversation has a category called explainer articles. These are a really good way of finding out the basics of a particular topic. We thought that it would useful to feature some of these on this blog.
In this post we’d like to feature Creative Commons. The article starts:
“The digital age has presented many and diverse challenges for copyright law. The rapid uptake of digital, networked technologies led to widespread online distribution of content, as well as the emergence of new practices and technologies that enabled digital content to be shared, reused and remixed on an unprecedented scale.
But while technology provided the capacity for sharing and reuse of content to occur on a vast scale, legal restrictions on the use of copyright material hampered its negotiability in the digital environment.
Creative Commons (CC) emerged as a direct response to the shortcomings of copyright laws and licensing practices in the dynamic, interactive and distributed internet environment.”
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