Producers of Valuable Content

Spotted on OLDaily: “Jeff Jarvis says out loud what everybody has been thinking: ‘The real point: Ultimately, your content is more valuable than professional content.’ Think about that. When you open the morning mail, and you have a letter from your Aunt Mabel and a copy of a glossy magazine, which do you open first? A lot follows from this simple observation, and while I’m not sure how much of it AOL understands, it is clear that the get at least some of it.” Read more at “The BuzzMachine”:http://www.buzzmachine.com/archives/2003_07.html#004146. This article included another real gem: “It isn’t content until it’s linked.”

Draft Language for cc.edu

So, after a very long delay, here is the draft language of the Creative Commons license option for permitting only educational uses:


You may not exercise any of the rights granted to You in Section 3 above except in satisfaction of both of the following conditions:

(i) You do so in a manner that is directly related to and of material
assistance to the primary teaching and learning activities of an educational institution, and

(ii) You do so solely for educational purposes.

An “educational institution” is a school or other organization primarily
and directly engaged in facilitating teaching and learning.

Rationale below. Please direct comments to the cc-education list.

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