Tag: creative commons

by Mike Rosen-Molina

When New York-based animator Nina Paley decided to distribute her independent animation project “Sita Sings the Blues” online for free, she recalled the fate of 1920s jazz vocalist Annette Hanshaw. Once hugely popular, Hanshaw had almost completely disappeared from public knowledge when Paley decided to include her songs in the score for her film. “How […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Slowly but surely, the entertainment industry is realizing that it can’t use copyright law as a blunt force in the digital age. Take the case of music giant EMI. Not long ago, EMI was fighting music-sharing service Napster and threatening DJ Danger Mouse over the mash-up, The Grey Album. But today the music company announced […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When I was writing a blog post about Mark Cuban and his ShareSleuth site, I wanted to illustrate it with a good photo of Cuban but didn’t like the photo he sent me. So I turned to an invaluable source of photography for a non-commercial blog like MediaShift — the Flickr Creative Commons pool. On […] more »