To celebrate the Creative Commons release of Lawrence Lessig’s latest book, Remix, we’re hosting a competition called Remix the Remixer. Prizes include a ‘remixed’ book signed by Cory Doctorow, a copy of Remix signed by Lessig himself and £200 (about 300 USD) worth of any books from Bloomsbury Publishers.
Here’s how the competition works: Find any video, interview, or written work of Lessig’s, mash it up with another piece of Lessig’s work and create something new. It can be a video (3 min max), photo or text. Just remix any of Lawrence Lessig’s existing work and create something that is new, unique and creative. ...
Submission deadline is the end of May, after which public voting will begin.
Some people have asked why it took so long for us to post Remix on a CC license. As we said on our site earlier on, the contractual arrangements with the originating publisher Penguin USA only allowed for CC release on the 1st of May. With other titles, where we have global rights, CC licensing will happen simultaneously with the print publication.
Gavin Baker at 5/06/2009 03:13:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.