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Friday, July 04, 2008

Publisher business models using CC licenses

John Buckman, Short film about Creative Commons Business Models, buckman's magnatune blog, June 30, 2008.  Excerpt:

Frances Pinter and David Percy have made an excellent documentary film about business models in the publishing world that use Creative Commons licenses.

Frances has been heading a CC-based publishing project in Africa. It is the Publishing and Alternative Licensing Model of Africa (PALM Africa), is based in Uganda, and South Africa, and she tells me the Ugunda project is going especially well. She also tells me she'll be soon expanding this idea into other publishing spheres, which is very exciting.

Percy is an award-winning film-maker, and so the production quality of the film is quite high. The film is 30 minutes long, with three 10 minute interviews (to fit into Youtube's ten minute max)....

The three 10 minute interviews are with John Buckman, Tom Reynolds, and Timo Hannay.  Here's the full 30 minute video.