Friday, November 04, 2005
No doubt at least some of you out there have come across the idea of Creative Commons as you've been trawling around the net - in short though, it's an alternative to copyright which allows anyone who creates a work/document/whatever that would normally fall under copyright law to free it up and make it available to anyone to do what they like with - while still preserving certain rights for the creator.
There are a couple of great Flash animations on the Creative Commons site that you might like to check out if you'd like to find out a little more.
Update 6/11/05 - I've just seen an article on boing boing saying that Google has added a search by Creative Commons function to their search engine. Nifty. (It's in the advanced search bit)