CC Search: open access grazie a Creative Commons
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"The issue of copyright , which literally means the right to copy, has long been commonplace. Even the most common gestures such as post on their facebook page photographs taken by others, open the jar of pandora of the intricate issue of intellectual property, which always elicits some fear. The impact of this uncertainty is reflected on anyone: individuals, schools and universities. (Learn more about: Labsus.org )
The question to ask is really all want to protect your work? CC licenses stem from this question that led to understand that there are authors and artists eager to share, to reach and be reached by the public. So here comes CC Search, a new search engine, created by the nonprofit group Creative Commons , to find images, text and music free from legal rights. CC Search allows you to find about 10 million images from Flickr and includes content in various digital libraries; among them stand out the New York Public Library , the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rijksmuseum . The Rise of the Creative Commons copyrightCreative Commons was founded in 2001 by James Boyle, Michael Carroll, and Lawrence Lessig, experts in Internet law and intellectual property, by Hal Abelson, the computer MIT , Advocate-documentary filmmaker Eric Saltzman, and by ' web publisher Eric Eldred for the public domain. The project was supported and promoted by students and researchers at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society of Harvard Law School and collects inside of its board of directors technology experts, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. The philosophy of the group is sharing, hence the idea of creating a free cultural space to which anyone can access and be inspired. The philosophy of copyleft, so that culture is more accessible The first set of licenses available and free to the public was made in December 2002. The procedure used by Creative Commons partially inspired by the Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman who 32 years ago found himself facing a legislative change whereby the software, as free goods accessible to all, became subject to property. Using a double sense of lCreative Commonsingua English (right it can be translated either as a right or as right) Richard Stallman created the movement opposed to copyright, copyleft , a philosophy based on sharing and making accessible. As Richard Stallman then, the Creative Commons group now felt the need to act for the common good. The mission is not only aimed to web users; even those who wish to create and define the ways in which others can take advantage of their work is facilitated by the group's platform. Creative Commons licenses give it the opportunity to draw the boundaries of the work use (such as copying, distribution or commercial use), providing more flexible instruments. Moreover, whether to give a 'cover' for those dedicated to culture (who created) it is also necessary to understand that in the world of the web, means of communication, information and sharing, it is inevitable to resort to forms of copy. It seems appropriate, in conclusion, to meditate on the producers and users dichotomy: that what it is, after all, the culture, if not the product of the community (or better than anyone) and for anyone? Let's take care of the culture. "