Google have expanded their utilisation of Creative Commons when it officially announced the introduction of Creative Commons licensing as a rights management option on YouTube (although you may have already read about it!). Now video publishers can now release their videos under a CC Attribution 3.0 Unported licence or utilise the “Standard YouTube License.”
Credits—Heading photo: ‘Play‘ by Annie Roi, CC BY 2.0 Generic.
Remember back in October 2007 we wrote a post about the first CC-licensed book published in Australia (that we know about anyway)? Tristan Clarke published his first book, Stick this in your memory hole, with Aduki Independent Press under an Australian Attribution-Noncommercial licence. Both the physical book and the digital version were under the licence, meaning you were free to share and remix his book as long as you weren’t making money from your reuse.
In the spirit of (continuing) sharing, Aduki is encouraging people to remix the work. From the Aduki blog post:
As we reach the remnants of the book’s stock and want to make space for new titles we thought it was about time we let the book out into the wild and gave the public an opportunity to embrace CC and remix culture and attempt to remix a book.
This could take a variety of forms… You could remix the actual words within the book, or you could remix the physical book itself… That is up to you…
Credits—Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘Scissors‘ by Rhian vK, CC BY 2.0 Generic.