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April 13, 2005
BBC Rips, Mixes Creative Commons
The BBC/Channel 4/Open University/British Film Institute "creative archive" license I wrote about this past weekend launches today, and the website is now online: Creative Archive License Group.
The license is of course derived from the Creative Commons licenses, and the website looks like a mod-version of the CC site, complete with adorable icons. So the BBC and co. have themselves followed the advice they give in the project tagline: "Find it. Rip it. Mix it. Share it. Come and get it."
Update: In answer to a few queries from Copyfight readers: No, I don't personally have the backstory details on why the BBC and friends chose to create its own license and make this a pilot project -- but you can read about whys a bit here.
Update #2: Much, much more background detail here & here.
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