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Creative Commons is devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to build upon and share.

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November 17, 2003
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November 15, 2003
"Where Sharing Isn't a Dirty Word"

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Creative licensing for massive multiplayer online games

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Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS emerged in October 2000 through the effort of three dynamic and highly respected scientists: Nobel Laureate and former head of the National Institutes of Health Harold Varmus, molecular biologist Pat Brown of Stanford University, and biologist Michael Eisen of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley. This trio's dream, as the L.A. Times put it, is to build "a world in which the many thousands of scientific journals . . . are placed in an electronic library open to the public."

This week, PLoS moved closer to realizing this dream with the release of its first open access publication: PLoS Biology, a world-class, peer-reviewed scientific journal.

We had the opportunity to speak with Michael Eisen recently about the launch of PLoS Biology, its publication under a Creative Commons license, and its promise to transform open access models, the scientific community, and the world.

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A contest to create a 2-minute moving image that describes Creative Commons' mission.

With "Get Creative," our Flash movie, we took a shot at explaining Creative Commons' mission. We're fond of it, but we think you could do an even better job. We now invite you to enter the Creative Commons Moving Image Contest, a competition to create a 2-minute moving image that articulates the Creative Commons mission. Find official rules and entry restrictions here.

 



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