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One of the most important causes our editorial staff selected this license over 10 years in the past is as a result of we assist the concept that the most effective content material is shared content material. As we attempt to be open, our purpose is for any many individuals as potential to have entry to the knowledge we’re placing on the market to assist our mission to assist others study and develop and to discover new open supply worlds.
So, what does this need to do with Valentine’s Day (or Friend’s Day in Finland)?
The staff at Creative Commons needs you to share a creation to the Public Domain as a present of assist for brazenly sharing content material. It might be a picture, music, paintings, poem, GIF, analysis paper… the listing goes on! But “why?” I hear you asking. What’s so particular in regards to the Public Domain? Well, did you hear about Nathan Evans’s rendition of the ocean shanty music “The Wellerman” that went viral? Here’s what Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler had to say about it:
“It is important to note that this flourishing creative scene is only possible because sea shanties are in the public domain—not under restrictive copyright rules. Therefore, they can be played, reused, dueted, remixed, and transformed. This, combined with the internet, means a postal worker in Airdrie can reach a global audience within seconds. Thanks to emerging technologies and social platforms, the public domain can both enable creativity and benefit from it with the invention of new works that are also free of copyright restrictions. (The hope is that these new works are put back into the public domain!) This expressiveness in new works and collaborations is bringing joy and uplifting our spirits as we continue to face daunting challenges.”
So, I am going to add a twist on their Valentine’s Day problem: If you wish to share one thing you’ve got created however aren’t positive about going completely Public Domain, take a look at the opposite options for licensing from CC BY to CC0. And to decrease the bar much more to entice you to affix in: You do not need to create one thing new, proper now. Search by your archives for one thing you created final 12 months or 5 years in the past, and provides it new life at this time with a brand new license.
- Find the factor you wish to share
- If it isn’t already, put together it in digital format
- Select the place you wish to share it to, just like the Internet Archive, Flickr, and so on.
- Upload and append attribution together with “Public Domain” or other Creative Commons open license
I am a plant individual, so here’s mine!
If you are not within the creating temper however wish to discover some nice CC-licensed content material, use the search.creativecommons.org software. Then, take a peek at one of the simplest ways to give credit back whenever you use what you discover.
Virtual high-fives and candy treats from our staff to you and yours!