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