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July 31, 2004

Book Party at Creative Commons

J.D. Lasica and Brian Dear were among the folks who came to last night's gathering celebrating the book launch and the relocation of Creative Commons to its new offices in San Francisco. I was honored by the presence of so many fine folks.

The book was published under a Creative Commons license, permitting non-commercial use of the material as long as people give it proper attribution and add their "remixes" back into the world under a similar license. (The book will be online in full very soon on the publisher's official site.)

In my brief remarks to the folks who'd gathered last evening, I talked about the great value Creative Commons is giving to all of us, by doing its part to restore a tiny bit of balance in the copyright regime. I doubt many publishers would have allowed me to live up to what I've been saying on copyright these past few years, and I'm grateful that I have a publisher who totally gets it.

(Cross-posted to eJournal.)

Posted by Dan at July 31, 2004 02:21 PM


Congratulations on the birth of your baby.

JD said you are going to have a book party in the East Bay. I hope so, and I hope that you'll postabout it enough in advance that I can make child care plans and attend.

Posted by: Tim at August 1, 2004 09:15 PM

Dan, can you tell us when the book will be released online? And which version of the CC licence you will use?

Posted by: Wibbly at August 3, 2004 05:06 AM

Well done, Dan,

Well will the paperback be out in the UK?

Posted by: Robert Andrews at August 4, 2004 02:11 PM

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