Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation that gives media creators the tools necessary to freely share their work.They developed a series of free licenses that allow works to be legally shared, remixed, ripped, cut, and distributed; a flexible alternative to the restrictions of copyright.
By letting creators decide what rights they want to share with the public, Creative Commons is at the forefront of a new, participatory culture.
That’s why they contributed an entire chapter to Be The Media, a new book where over half the chapters use Creative Commons licenses. This allows us to offer you the entire chapter online for free (see link below)!
It explains what every artist, writer, filmmaker, or musician should know- the basics of copyright law, and the amazing new possibilities offered by Creative Commons licensing.
Download the chapter and you will also get the introduction to part 2 of Be The Media, “We’re All In this Together” by author David Mathison. Mathison brought together over 50 media experts from across the spectrum, including Creative Commons, to contribute to this exhaustive 23 chapter, 536-page book.
If you found the free chapter useful, you should check out Be The Media, available exclusively at BeTheMedia.com.
As a non-profit, creative commons depends upon donations to continue operations. Please support their effort, and help them reach their fund-raising goals.
They rely on the generous support of people like you to help them continue the work they do.