Thursday, September 28, 2006

Unbounded Freedom

Unbounded Freedom is a "guide to Creative Commons thinking for cultural organisations". Published by Counterpoint, the cultural relations think-tank of the British Council, it is the first work from the British council published under a creative commons license.
You can read more about it and download a copy here:

Meanwhile the BBC reports that a large part of the UK's decaying national music archive could be lost, as copyright law currently prevent copies of audio recordings being transferred from fragile or obsolete formats in order to preserve them for posterity until copyright runs out.
Consequently the British Library has launched its own "manifesto" Intellectual Property: A Balance arguing that: "Fair dealing access and library privilege should apply to the digital world as is the case in the analogue one."

Read the British Library's IP Manifesto here:

There is also this detailed article from PCPro: