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Monthly Archives: January 2009
The next stage of the Creative Commons Non-commercial study is about to commence, and we’re looking for participants.
For those who don’t remember, the study aims to get some hard data on exactly what people think is or isn’t a commercial use. This information will be used to inform future development of the CC licences, to make sure they work as well as possible in the new hybrid economy.
In this 2nd stage stage, Creative Commons will be conducting focus groups looking at the meaning of Non-Commercial. Some of the groups will be online, and we’re keen to get international participation. We’re also keen to get representatives from as many different groups as possible – so pass this round to anyone you think might be interested.
If you’re interested in participating, see
Just a quick note to point everyone to the exciting story by Fred Benenson on the CC International blog that the Nine Inch Nails Ghost I-IV album, which was released under a CC BY-NC-SA licence, was the best selling MP3 album on Amazon last year.
So even though you could download it for free, legally, from any peer-to-peer network, people still paid for it. And the CC licence doesn’t seem to have harmed sales.