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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I looked at the licenses and...
by Thomas2005 on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 01:15 UTC
Thomas2005
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2005-11-07

from what I read and my understanding of them I can see how this can be a good thing. Think about the aspiring author that writes in his spare time. He could write one chapter at a time and put it on a web site for people to download and share where nterest in his story could grow. When the book is complete he could remove the files and provide a link to purchase a copy professionally printed or converted into electronic book form.

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Sure, that might work. But Microsoft would add exactly what in that procedure?

Does this mean I could previously licence my work only under Microsoft-sanctioned licenses, which left CC out?

Will I be able to publish my novel under a licence of my own devising, or will I have to reach an agreement with Microsoft before?

This has to be the silliest piece of news I've read today.

Edited 2006-06-22 09:50

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