Should Instagram automatically publish photos under Creative Commons?

Instagram photo licenses
Instagram has undergone several big changes lately, most noteably taking away the ability to quickly view Instagram photos on Twitter. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom described this update during the LeWeb Internet conference in Paris as Instagram's evolution, and explained that the company would naturally change as it grew.Read more

What open source licensing could learn from Creative Commons

Creative Commons
The arrival of the ten-year anniversary of Creative Commons is an opportunity to express gratitude to an organization that has done so much to...Read more

Top 10 articles celebrating Creative Commons' very uncommon last 10 years

Creative Commons 10 Anniversary
To a lot of people all over the world, Creative Commons is more than a license . The organization and their mission is a shining copyleft-light for...Read more

Congressional group briefly opens up on radical copyright reform, then takes it back

broken copyright
Open source software licenses and copyright law have a complex relationship. People often say that open source turns copyright on its head and...Read more

Coming unglued: Lessons in openness from a successful crowdfunding campaign

Last month, this site featured an article about the startup I work for, . Briefly, we think more books should be available to the world...Read more

Oracle v. Google and API copyrightability

 Oracle v. Google and API copyrightability
As has been widely reported, the district court in the Oracle v. Google case has issued an order holding that the "structure, sequence and...Read more

MCA, the DMCA, and stifled collaboration

Paul's Boutique on the turntable
Earlier this month, the world lost a music pioneer when Adam Yauch, a.k.a “MCA” of the Beastie Boys, succumbed to cancer at the age of 47. A founding...Read more

SAS v. WPL decision addresses boundaries of copyrights on software

copyrights on software
Last week the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in the European Union on matters of EU law, issued a judgment in the case of SAS...Read more