Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lawrence Lessig Explains Creative Commons Licensing

Almost everyone knows what Copyright is, but say "Creative Commons" to a group of people and you're likely to see some confused looks. In short, Creative Commons is a licensing system that content creators (writers, artists, photographers) use to give permission to others to reuse their works. I've previously mentioned some good resources for learning about Creative Commons. This afternoon I found an oldish (2006) video interview with the founder of Creative Commons, Lawrence Lessig,  explaining what Creative Commons is and its purpose. The video is embedded below.