Creative Commons Plug-in for Office


Today Microsoft and the Creative Commons jointly announced the availability of a plug-in for Office that allows Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, and Powerpoint slide decks to dynamically insert a CC license.


I've watched the Creative Commons for years and have had the pleasure of a number of interactions with Larry Lessig. I think the work they are doing is important and is helping people to really think through what the issues around copyright are. The are long-term implications of how ideas are shared given the balance between property rights enabling potential economic gain and the societal benefits of that same property. 


Given the reach of Microsoft Office, and the number of people creating works from those applications, I think this is a really good thing. 


There are many people waxing poetic on this topic today. Here are a few:  


Creative Commons comes to Microsoft Office


By Martin LaMonica


June 20, 2006


http://news.com.com/Creative+Commons+comes+to+Microsoft+Office/2100-1032_3-6086018.html?tag=nefd.top


 


Microsoft, Lessig launch new copyright tool


Tool lets Microsoft Office users create Creative Commons licenses within documents


By Elizabeth Montalbano


June 21, 2006


 


Add Creative Commons copyright info to Office docos     


By Stuart Corner    


June 21, 2006


http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/4714/127/


 




BLOGS


ZDNet UK (blog)


Microsoft enables Creative COmmons licensing in Office


Posted by Marc Orchant


June 21, 2006


http://blogs.zdnet.com/Orchant/?p=137


 


Microsoft enables Creative COmmons licensing in Office


http://blogs.zdnet.com/Orchant/?p=137


 


Office Add-in: Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office


http://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=35522


 


 


Microsoft and Creative Commons


http://mutednoise.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=2074


 


Microsoft and Creative Commons


http://www.technorati.com/blogs/http://www.coolweblog.com/bilodeau


 


Microsoft to Offer CC License Option in Office Applications


http://biotic.blogspot.com/2006/06/microsoft-to-offer-cc-license-option.html


 


Creative Commons in Microsoft …


http://www.thefireofgenius.com/2006/06/21/creative-commons-in-microsoft/


 


Give me a (C)! Give me a (C)! What Have You Got? (CC)!


http://room404.net/eng/?p=59


 


Microsoft and Creative Commons


http://madisonian.net/archives/2006/06/21/microsoft-and-creative-commons/


 


Microsoft and Creative Commons partnership


http://andyspace.me.uk/node/519


 


Microsoft and Creative Commons partnership


http://andyspace.me.uk/node/519


 


Microsoft e Creative Commons rilasciano un add-in per Office per il licensing...


http://blogs.ugidotnet.org/lbarbieri/archive/2006/06/21/43254.aspx


 


Microsoft Office et licence Creative Commons :o)


http://www.cfm-guadalajara.net/dotclear//index.php?2006/06/21/1311-office-2007-et-creative-commons-o


 


Microsoft kooperiert mit Creative Commons


http://www.computerwoche.de/produkte_technik/software/577764/?ILC-RSSFEED&feed=577764%20rssnews


 


Licencia CC en documentos de MS Office


http://blog.lagateradigital.com/2006/06/21/licencia-cc-en-documentos-de-ms-office/


 



Comments (1)
  1. Interesting comment from Lawrence Lessig concerning the recently released Creative Commons Add-in…

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