[Oa-italia] Google Books adds Creative Commons license options (fwd)

Paola Gargiulo Paola.Gargiulo a caspur.it
Mer 19 Ago 2009 01:21:38 CEST

Notizia interessante! Google  aggiunge licenze Creative Commons per le opere 
che fanno/faranno parte dell'iniziativa Google Book . Il che vuole dire che 
coloro che detengono i diritti di queste opere, potranno optare per una 
licenza CC.

Google Books adds Creative Commons license options
Eric Steuer, August 13th, 2009

Some very exciting news for authors, publishers, and readers: Today, Google 
launched a program to enable rightsholders to make their Creative 
Commons-licensed books available for the public to download, use, remix, and 
share via Google Books. 

The new initiative makes it easy for participants in Google Books’ Partner 
Program to mark their books with one of the six Creative Commons licenses 
(or the CC0 waiver). This gives authors and publishers a simple way to 
articulate the permissions they have granted to the public through a CC 
license, while giving people a clear indication of the legal rights they 
have to CC-licensed works found through Google Books. 

The Inside Google Books post announcing the initiative talks a bit about 
what this all means: 

We’ve marked books that rightsholders have made available under a CC license 
with a matching logo on the book’s left hand navigation
bar. People can download these books in their entirety and pass them along: 
to friends, classmates, teachers, and so on. And if the
rightsholder has chosen to allow people to modify their work, readers can 
even create a mashup–say, translating the book into Esperanto,
donning a black beret, and performing the whole thing to music on YouTube. 

The project launched with a terrific starter collection of CC-licensed books 
that includes: 55 Ways to Have Fun with Google by Philipp Lenssen; Blown to 
Bits by Harold Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry R. Lewis; Bound by Law? by Keith 
Aoki, James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins; Code: Version 2 by Lawrence Lessig; 
Democratizing Innovation by Eric von Hippel; Federal Budget Deficits: 
America’s great consumption binge by Paul Courant; The Future of the 
Internet — And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain; Little Brother by Cory 
Doctorow; and A World’s Fair for the Global Village by Carl Malamud. 

Stay tuned for further announcements – as the project expands to include 
more authors and publishers, Google Books plans to add the ability for 
people to restrict searches to books they can share, use, and remix.

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