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Creative Commons Staff Members Release New Free eBook ( 27

ChristianVillum writes: Creative Commons staff-members Sarah Hinchliff Pearson and Paul Stacey have now published Made With Creative Commons, the awaited book they successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015. "Made With Creative Commons is a book about sharing," explains the book's description. "It is about sharing textbooks, music, data, art, and more. People, organizations, and businesses all over the world are sharing their work using Creative Commons licenses because they want to encourage the public to reuse their works, to copy them, to modify them... But if they are giving their work away to the public for free, how do they make money?

"This is the question this book sets out to answer. There are 24 in-depth examples of different ways to sustain what you do when you share your work. And there are lessons, about how to make money but also about what sharing really looks like -- why we do it and what it can bring to the economy and the world. Full of practical advice and inspiring stories, Made with Creative Commons is a book that will show you what it really means to share."

There's free versions in PDF, ePub, and MOBI formats for downloading from the Creative Commons site, and there's also an edit-able version on Google Docs. A small Danish non-profit publisher named Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books is also publishing print copies of the book under a Creative Commons license "to ensure easy sharing," and is making the book available on Amazon or through the publisher's own web site.
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Creative Commons Staff Members Release New Free eBook

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  • But I guess the content mafia will give it a subtitle.
    "Piracy 101"

    • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

      But I guess the content mafia will give it a subtitle.
      "Piracy 101"

      To do that requires violating the CC licensing rules. The book is CC BY-SA, which is a very liberal license - basically you can do what you want, as long as you give attribution and release what you did under the same license.

      So to pirate it requires either locking it up (i.e., somehow slapping "All Rights Reserved" on it) or completely plagiarizing it. (Yes, in a similar fashion you can pirate GPL and other open source code as well - every t

  • Thanks for sharing... probably has some very interesting cases.

  • ... "EditorDavid," either change your freakin' handle or learn how agreement in number works!!!
    • by thomst ( 1640045 )
      Oh, goodie - someone amended the headline between the time I started the above comment and the time I posted it. So, never
      • by thomst ( 1640045 )

        Goddamn Firefox, anyway. Merely moving my cursor to "preview this post" erased the final word from the above reply - and I failed to notice. (It was "mind," btw.)

        Today is not going well for me ...

  • Perfect... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    The book contains loads of case studies and examples of people and organisations putting CC licences on their work. Quite a diverse range too :)

    There are lots of organisations that publish materials not as a profit-making enterprise but to support their other activities and/or core business interests. It makes sense for them to put CC licences on their work so that it can be disseminated more easily, redistributed and promoted for them at no extra cost, and have more people take interest in what they're doi

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