Creative Commons Press ReleaseCreative Commons Launches Global Case Studies Project
Jon Phillips, June 23rd, 2008
Brisbane, Australia & San Francisco, USA -- 2008 June 24
Today Creative Commons (CC), in association with Creative Commons Australia, officially announced the release of the Case Studies Project, which is a large-scale community effort to encourage all to explore and add noteworthy global CC stories. Creative Commons provides free tools to allow copyright-holders to clearly show rights associated with creative works, and now this project shows how notable adopters like author Cory Doctorow, web video-sharing company Blip.tv, and open film project "A Swarm of Angels" have successfully used CC licenses.
This is a very important initiative and I hope everyone will contribute and use this resource. In order to make CC ubiquitous, we need support from businesses to get it integrated into the tools and the infrastructure. We need to prove that CC is not only good for society and culture, but makes business sense too. These case studies will be very important to help drive home the fact that sharing is good for business in addition to being "the right thing to do" in other respects.
This also helps make the case to creators that you sharing makes sense for professionals as well.