Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jun 2006 22:54 UTC
Features, Office Users of Microsoft Office can now choose one of the Creative Commons licenses for work created in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft and Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works, partnered with 3sharp LLC to develop and test this new copyright licensing tool, known as the Creative Commons add-in for Microsoft Office.
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by TechGeek on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 00:18 UTC
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Its not clear that this is any type of DRM, although I am always suspicious about what MS does. I also dont know how this really works. Copyright is automatic upon creation. Therefore, copying a file is technically illegal if you dont have the rights to it. And you would have to have a copy of it to open it and find out what the license is on it. The author should really be telling you that the file is CC before you download it.

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