Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Let’s Get Creative: Support CC
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Creative Commons, the non-profit dedicated to giving creators greater control of their content, extending options not offered by the traditional copyright scheme. One of the primary reasons that CC continues to exist is extensive community acceptance and support. Last week I received an impressively printed, personally signed letter from Creative Commons CEO Lawrence Lessig, (who alongside HH Dalai Lama, shares the spot of my hero on MySpace!) asking for support for the third annual fundraising campaign. (Disclaimer: yes, I now work for CC Australia, cause I love the movement so much!)
If you value your freedom, your creative verve, your ability to do your own thing, please help us celebrate the past 5 years of Creative Commons, and plant the seeds for another 5, by helping us grow the commons in 5 ways:
1. Use CC
* Use 5 CC licensed works.
2. Grow CC
* License 5 new works.
3. Spread CC
* Feature this online campaign on your blog or podcast to help us reach new audiences.
* Send CC Staff your story of why you support CC so we can compile and share them with the world (CC licensed of course).
4. Connect CC
* Introduce 5 new people to Creative Commons.
5. Sustain CC
* By giving 50% more than your previous gift to this campaign, you will help us sustain CC’s core functioning for the next year.
Of course, you can also enter the way cool schwag competition too! I know I intend to :-)
Share your creative wealth!!
Welcome to a new world where collaboration rules!