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.Free content, or free information, is any kind of functional work, artwork, or other creative content having no significant legal restriction relative to people's freedom to use, distribute copies, modify, and to distribute derived works of the content.^ No, we can't just "design information systems so that people can pay for content".
  • Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Against free 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.roughtype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Free content" is a work that anyone is free to use, copy, distribute, study, or change.
  • Free RPG Community | freeroleplay.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeroleplay.org [Source type: General]

^ She has other free content and works freelance as well.

[1] It is distinct from open content in that it can be modified, whereas one might not have that ability with content that is simply "open" and not "free".
.Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.^ The GNU General Public License (GPL) can also be used as a free content license.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ Free content, by itself, is not at all that unusual.
  • Free content: Why not? - CNET News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

.Because copyright law in most countries by default grants copyright holders monopolistic control over their creations, copyrighted content must be explicitly declared free, usually by the referencing or inclusion of licensing statements from within the work.^ Additionally, free content must really be free.
  • Does Free Content - Sell? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC samvak.tripod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Japanese copyright law allows non-commercial reproduction of artistic works located permanently in open places accessible by public, or where it could easily be seen by public.
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ As creative work in groups creates a good deal of organizational hassle and often requires a particular mix of talents, it remains to be seen how strongly the movement towards free content will be for endeavors like music or film.
  • Shirky: Fame vs Fortune: Micropayments and Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.shirky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though a work which is in the public domain because its copyright has expired is considered free, it can become non-free again with all its derivatives becoming non-free or illegal, if the copyright law changes.^ This definition is derived from the Definition of Free Cultural Works .
  • Wikisource:Copyright policy - Wikisource 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Because the law by default grants copyright holders monopolistic control over their creations, copyrighted content must be explicitly declared free.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

[2]

Contents

Legality

Traditional copyright

.Traditionally, copyright is a legal concept, which grants the author or creator of a work, legal rights to control the duplication and public performance of their work.^ Japanese copyright law allows non-commercial reproduction of artistic works located permanently in open places accessible by public, or where it could easily be seen by public.
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Because the law by default grants copyright holders monopolistic control over their creations, copyrighted content must be explicitly declared free.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

.In many jurisdictions this is limited by a time period after which the works then enter the public domain.^ Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, I've mentioned them many times since I started working with Danny and Chris on the SEW Blog.
  • New Search Service from TVEyes Offers Free Keyword Search Of Some Web-Based TV News Content & Lots More Video Search - Search Marketing News Blog - Search Engine Watch (SEW) 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC blog.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: General]

^ It's time again for Locus Magazine's annual public poll of the best works in science fiction for the preceding year, with the winners taking home the prestigious Locus Awards.
  • Content » News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC craphound.com [Source type: General]

.During the time period of copyright the author's work may only be copied, modified, or publicly performed with the consent of the author, unless the use is a fair use.^ This material is copyrighted and printed with permission and may be used for your personal use only.
  • Free Fiber Content Burn Test Chart from Fiber Images 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.fiber-images.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Psychic Zelda (working copy below) changes every time you ask for a new reading.
  • Free Website Content for Your Site or Blog: Daily-Changing 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.zdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ I've recognised this for a long time in free software, but for some reason never made the connection to other copyable work.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

.Traditional copyright control, when compared to free content, is limiting in several ways.^ Free content, in other words, limits both the downside and the upside of the price of paid content.
  • Does Free Content - Sell? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC samvak.tripod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've posted an easy way to find free content on Amazon but just found an equally easy way to search for free content directly from your Kindle .
  • Find Free Kindle Content Fast With This Tip 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.geeksugar.com [Source type: General]

^ Please note, by the way, that the "Free Expression" term has been dropped because it was too ambiguous, so we only need a "Free Content" logo.
  • Logo contest - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freedomdefined.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It limits the use of the work of the author to those who can, or are willing to, afford the payment of royalties to the author for usage of the authors content, or limit their use to fair use.^ These terms are often used to refer to content which is available under "less restrictive" terms than those of existing copyright laws, or even for works that are just "available on the Web".
  • Definition - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freecontentdefinition.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ If the cost of policing is less than the anticipated benefit of revenues coming from those who would buy content instead of getting it for free than this is a feasible scenario.
  • The Death of Free: Will Free Online Content Vanish? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Death of Free: Will Free Online Content Vanish? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Secondly it limits the use of content whose author cannot be found.^ I have found here useful rewrite tools for a new bie in content management like me.

^ They consider authors as god-like creators and give them an exclusive monopoly as to how "their content" can be re-used.
  • Definition - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freecontentdefinition.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Free Content Paid content that the customer is able to read, use and share without limits of file-type or device respecting the spirit of copyright.
  • Digital Rights Managment vs the Inevitability of Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

.Finally it creates a perceived barrier between authors by limiting derivative works, such as mashups and collaborative content.^ Another low cost alternative is to create accounts on home and work PCs that limit the ability to clear cache.
  • OpenDNS Works As A Great Free Web Content Filtering Solution 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.makeuseof.com [Source type: General]

^ The freedom to distribute derivative works: In order to give everyone the ability to improve upon a work, the license must not limit the freedom to distribute a modified version (or, for physical works, a work somehow derived from the original), regardless of the intent and purpose of such modifications.
  • Definition - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freecontentdefinition.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In doing this, the webmaster changes the perceived mission or focus of the web site from the subject of the content (such as cars or business) to him/her making money.
  • How to Sell Content in a Free-Content World [Content] 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC articles.sitepoint.com [Source type: General]

.Copyleft is based on the belief that the temporary publishing monopoly that traditional copyright created in order to encourage science and learning is not actually the best way to promote science and learning.^ Decisions made based on an unwillingness to adapt do a disservice to the reader, creator and everyone involved in the publishing process.
  • Digital Rights Managment vs the Inevitability of Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

^ Si concentration between the seven fern families sampled from the best-represented fern order (Aspleniales; one-way ANOVA, F 6,36 = 4·27, P < 0·01, r.m.s.
  • Phylogenetic Variation in the Silicon Composition of Plants -- HODSON et al. 96 (6): 1027 -- Annals of Botany 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC aob.oxfordjournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ This is a nice tutorial that teaches you how to “show off the best content of your website or blog in a nice intuitive way” in order to “catch more eyeballs”.
  • 15 Best Examples of Free jQuery Content Sliders | VisonwidGet 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC visionwidget.com [Source type: General]

Public domain

A public domain symbol
.The public domain is a range of creative works whose copyright has expired, or was never established; as well as ideas and facts[nb 1] which are ineligible for copyright.^ The fact that digital content can be distributed for no additional cost does not explain the huge number of creative people who make their work available for free.
  • Shirky: Fame vs Fortune: Micropayments and Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.shirky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the fact is, copyright does not provide the economic basis of creativity, as you surely know if you work in the arts.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

^ Copyright notice: These web pages are devoted to questioning the idea that copyright is necessary for the promotion of creative expression.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

.A public domain work is a work whose author has either relinquished to the public, or no longer can claim control over, the distribution and usage of the work.^ The free service, called the Open Media Network , is aimed initially at letting traditional public broadcasters and independent filmmakers distribute their work on the Net.
  • Netscape pioneers launch free content network - CNET News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We also encourage you to use the Free Cultural Works logos and buttons , which are in the public domain.
  • Definition - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freecontentdefinition.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As such any person may manipulate, distribute, or otherwise utilize the work, without legal ramifications.^ Attacks of a personal nature and comments that are otherwise inappropriate may be removed.
  • Hulu: Still Committed to Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.adweek.com [Source type: News]

^ A work may make use of existing legal exemptions to copyright (in order to cite copyrighted works), though only the portions of it which are unambiguously free constitute a free work.
  • Definition - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freecontentdefinition.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I personally think we are very fortunate to have such opportunities, even if it does involve a lot of unpaid work and a bit of risk.
  • Free content sells. We get it. What’s next? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC blog.monicaobrien.com [Source type: General]

A work released into the public domain, or under a very liberal license, by its author may be referred to as "copycenter".[3]

Copyleft

The copyleft symbol
.Copyleft is a play on the word copyright and describes the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on distributing copies and modified versions of a work.^ Japanese copyright law allows non-commercial reproduction of artistic works located permanently in open places accessible by public, or where it could easily be seen by public.
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Unlike the anarchic character of most peer-to-peer services, it will be centrally managed using Kontiki's technology, so that any copyright works being distributed without permission can be removed from the system.
  • Netscape pioneers launch free content network - CNET News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Content, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws , and may not be copied, reprinted , published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.
  • Top 25 Article Directories and Free Content Sites Ranked by Alexa and PageRank 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.wilsonweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The aim of copyleft is to use the legal framework of copyright to enable non-author parties to be able to reuse and, in many licensing schemes, modify content that is created by an author.^ Since it is impossible to write and create exclusive content on a personal basis, it is best to make use of content available freely for reprint.
  • Free Site Content from Dot Com Women, Reprint Articles 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.dotcomwomen.com [Source type: General]

^ Copyright 2010, freeworldgroup.com Third-party trademarks are used solely for distributing the games indexed herein and no license or other affiliation is implied.
  • Free games for your website : Free Online Games - www.freeworldgroup.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeworldgroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Contents Content Management System ezContents is an open source website countent management system that uses PHP and MySQL. You can add authors that write content, manage permissions, workflow, create a layout, etc.
  • Free Content Management (CMS) PHP Scripts (thefreecountry.com) 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.thefreecountry.com [Source type: General]

.Unlike public domain or other non-copyleft free work, the author still maintains copyright over the material, however the author has granted a non-exclusive license to any person to distribute, and often modify, the work.^ This material is copyrighted and printed with permission and may be used for your personal use only.
  • Free Fiber Content Burn Test Chart from Fiber Images 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.fiber-images.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Copyright 2010, freeworldgroup.com Third-party trademarks are used solely for distributing the games indexed herein and no license or other affiliation is implied.
  • Free games for your website : Free Online Games - www.freeworldgroup.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeworldgroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike the anarchic character of most peer-to-peer services, it will be centrally managed using Kontiki's technology, so that any copyright works being distributed without permission can be removed from the system.
  • Netscape pioneers launch free content network - CNET News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Copyleft licenses require that any derivative works be distributed under the same terms, and that the original copyright notices be maintained.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ US Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License .
  • Tag: Free - Explore content tagged Free on eHow.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ All original works on this website unless otherwise noted are copyright protected and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License Germany .
  • Wizard of OS: Quality Management in Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC wizards-of-os.org [Source type: Academic]

.A symbol commonly associated with copyleft is a reversal of the copyright symbol, facing the other way; the opening of the C points left rather than right.^ Left-aligned text is easier to read than justified text, which in turn is easier to read than centre- or right-aligned text.
  • Free! - website content & usability - Web Design - Premium Content - FWzone.NET 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.fwzone.net [Source type: General]

^ But if you look at trends over time, industries have often migrated from free to paid, rather than the other direciton.
  • Contentinople - R. Scott Raynovich - Content Wants to be Un-Free 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.contentinople.com [Source type: General]

^ You seem to want to embrace this meme that it is more important for an artist to be viewed by many rather than be compensated the way he/she wishes.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

Unlike the copyright symbol, the copyleft symbol does not have a codified meaning.[4]

Usage

.Projects that provide free content exist in several areas of interest, such as software, academic literature, general literature, music, images, video, and engineering.^ You can turn such useless fluff to real stuff by providing a working example: Most of our customers state that our software reduces their typical workflow cycle time from several days to less than an hour.
  • The Content-Free Buzzword-Compliant Vocabulary List : MarketingProfs 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.marketingprofs.com [Source type: General]

^ Downloading all that free music and those videos and movies is great, but who pays for the enormous bandwidth usage, not to mention the content creators?
  • free content « Oneupweb : StraightUpSearch Blog 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.straightupsearch.com [Source type: General]

^ What projects exist, what approaches do they take and what can be learned for quality filtering in other areas?
  • Wizard of OS: Quality Management in Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC wizards-of-os.org [Source type: Academic]

.Technology has reduced the cost of publication and reduced the entry barrier sufficiently to allow for the production of widely disseminated materials by individuals or small groups.^ Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
  • Top 12 Free Content Management Systems (CMS) | Spyre Studios 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC spyrestudios.com [Source type: General]

^ Stress Erasers for Busy Small Business Owners: Increase Health & Productivity Seven tips for reducing stress and increasing creativity, productivity and your health.
  • IdeaMarketers | free content directory 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.ideamarketers.com [Source type: General]

.Projects to provide free literature and multimedia content have become increasingly prominent owing to the ease of dissemination of materials that is associated with the development of computer technology.^ Home Website Content Developing free content: .
  • Developing free content: 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC tools.devshed.com [Source type: General]

^ Non-free content on Wikimedia projects .
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Developing free content: .
  • Developing free content: 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC tools.devshed.com [Source type: General]

.Such dissemination may have been too costly prior to these technological developments.^ There is also evidence from these detailed studies that Si may accumulate in certain dicot clades such as the Urticaceae and Cucurbitaceae.
  • Phylogenetic Variation in the Silicon Composition of Plants -- HODSON et al. 96 (6): 1027 -- Annals of Botany 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC aob.oxfordjournals.org [Source type: Academic]

Media

.In media, which includes textual, audio, and visual content, free licensing schemes such as some of the licenses made by Creative Commons have allowed for the dissemination of works under a clear set of legal permissions.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ All content on this site is available for republishing under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license .
  • Honest Statism Beats a Fake “Free Market” Every Time 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC c4ss.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NOT license this content under a free license?
  • Governments And Free Content Policies | jonobacon@home 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.jonobacon.org [Source type: General]

.Not all of the Creative Commons’ licenses are entirely free: their permissions may range from very liberal general redistribution and modification of the work to a more restrictive redistribution-only licensing.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

^ Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License ; additional terms may apply.
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

.Since February 2008, Creative Commons licenses which are entirely free carry a badge indicating that they are "approved for free cultural works".[5] Repositories exist which exclusively feature free material provide content such as photographs, clip art, music,[6] and literature.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Common Questions about Free Content: .
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

^ NOT license this content under a free license?
  • Governments And Free Content Policies | jonobacon@home 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.jonobacon.org [Source type: General]

[7]

Software

The logo of the Open Source Initiative, an organization dedicated to promoting open source software
.Free software, often referred to as open source software, is a maturing technology with major companies utilising free software to provide both services and technology to both end users and technical consumers.^ Its free open source.
  • Top 12 Free Content Management Systems (CMS) | Spyre Studios 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC spyrestudios.com [Source type: General]

^ This is actually kind of important for the open source industry, in my view, because it is the only escape from being limited to software services and support products which whose price is constrained to be but some fraction of overall corporate IT budgets.
  • Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Against free 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.roughtype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therefore by ensuring that the dependency of an Open Standard is settled, innovation can be fostered in the areas of Free Software and Content.
  • Open Malaysia: Dependencies between Free/Open Content, Standards and Software 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.openmalaysiablog.com [Source type: General]

The ease of dissemination has allowed for increased modularity, which allows for smaller groups to contribute to projects as well as simplifying collaboration.
.Open source development models have been classified as having a similar peer-recognition and collaborative benefit incentives that are typified by more classical fields such as scientific research, with the social structures that result from this incentive model decreasing production cost.^ Due to this severe constraint, and the need for an image format/standard (preferably open to ensure that such an act does not happen twice), the PNG image format was developed.
  • Open Malaysia: Dependencies between Free/Open Content, Standards and Software 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.openmalaysiablog.com [Source type: General]

^ Sure there are other 'similar' sites, but for products, membership costs and customer service this one beats them hands down!

^ For more insight into the CMS world read 9 Promising, free and open source CMS reviews .
  • Top 12 Free Content Management Systems (CMS) | Spyre Studios 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC spyrestudios.com [Source type: General]

[8]
.Given sufficient interest in a given software component, by using peer-to-peer distribution methods, distribution costs of software may be minimized, removing the burden of infrastructure maintenance from developers.^ Unlike the anarchic character of most peer-to-peer services, it will be centrally managed using Kontiki's technology, so that any copyright works being distributed without permission can be removed from the system.
  • Netscape pioneers launch free content network - CNET News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though the content may be available freely (as in no monetary cost), and being easily accessible, it may be deemed that they intended for you to use it how you ever please.
  • Open Malaysia: Dependencies between Free/Open Content, Standards and Software 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.openmalaysiablog.com [Source type: General]

^ They just need to offer an alternative distribution method that doesn't cost M$ money.
  • Destructoid - Microsoft hearts capitalism, shiny rocks; does not heart free content, sunshine 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

.As distribution resources are simultaneously provided by consumers, these software distribution models are scalable, that is the method is feasible regardless of the number of consumers.^ Modeled after Free Software, efforts towards promoting Free Content include the Creative Commons , which help to provide licenses for you to share your work.
  • Open Malaysia: Dependencies between Free/Open Content, Standards and Software 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.openmalaysiablog.com [Source type: General]

^ B2B distribution models not anti-consumer DRM or news consortiums so the news corps can continue their previously enjoyed monopolies.

^ Journalists need to focus on new B2B distribution models to reach the consumer...which btw will be exclusively electronic in 10 years or so.

.In some cases, free software vendors may use peer-to-peer technology as a method of dissemination.^ If your equipment supports it, use WPA or WPA2 instead of WEP (may require firmware or software update).
  • The Ethical Hacker Network - Essential Wireless Hacking Tools 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.ethicalhacker.net [Source type: General]

^ When you are ready to change your hairstyle use the free virtual hairstyles software on the Internet.
  • Tag: Free - Explore content tagged Free on eHow.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ I used to be quite involved in (UK) government use and policy attitudes towards Free Software back when I worked at OpenAdvantage and have since stepped back from it quite a bit.
  • Governments And Free Content Policies | jonobacon@home 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.jonobacon.org [Source type: General]

[9]

Engineering and technology

.Free content principles have been translated into fields such as engineering, where designs and engineering knowledge can be readily shared and duplicated, in order to reduce overheads associated with project development.^ Home Website Content Developing free content: .
  • Developing free content: 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC tools.devshed.com [Source type: General]

^ Developing free content: .
  • Developing free content: 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC tools.devshed.com [Source type: General]

^ Polish translation of "Understanding Free Content" .
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

.Open design principles can be applied in engineering and technological applications, with projects in mobile telephony, small-scale manufacture,[10] the automotive industry,[11] and even agricultural areas.^ Radiant is a no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams that was built on Ruby on Rails.
  • Top 12 Free Content Management Systems (CMS) | Spyre Studios 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC spyrestudios.com [Source type: General]

^ Embedded Systems Design Embedded Systems Design is a monthly magazine for engineers, programmers, and project leaders who build..

[12]
.Technologies such as distributed manufacturing can allow computer-aided manufacturing and computer-aided design techniques to be able to develop small-scale production of components for the development of new, or repair of existing, devices.^ Computers have become such an integral part of our lives--from flying an airliner to a fighter-bomber to running a small business to the housewife keeping the family books----or recipes----that we sometimes overlook today's new generation.
  • IdeaMarketers | free content directory 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.ideamarketers.com [Source type: General]

^ "Unlike existing wire services for distributing press releases about scientific research, such as EurekAlert!
  • Does Free News Content on the Web Still Make Sense? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.citybeat.com [Source type: News]

^ The good news for content creators and distributors is that the public might be more willing than ever to pay for stuff received on their personal computers and mobile devices.
  • Pay Up: Era of Free Content Coming to a Close | The View from Harvard Business | BNET 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC blogs.bnet.com [Source type: General]

.Rapid fabrication technologies underpin these developments, which allow end users of technology to be able to construct devices from pre-existing blueprints, using software and manufacturing hardware to convert information into physical objects.^ Let your undies power your iPhone Engineers at Stanford University are working on technology that will turn fabric into an electronic storage device.
  • Free content: Why not? - CNET News 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Review of an easy to use form builder software application :: Rethinking comments User comment quality seems to be rapidly deteriorating.
  • Free script for viral marketing through content syndication 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tamingthebeast.net [Source type: General]

^ NOTE: Some of these include try/buy games for purchase by end user customers only.
  • Webmasters Free Games For Your Web Site 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.arcadetown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Academia

The open access logo, originally designed by the Public Library of Science
.In academic work, free works are still a niche phenomenon, owing to the difficulty of establishing a fully qualified peer review process.^ A seal that enables artists to signal which distributors share revenue with them, while still allowing the artist's work to spread freely.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

.This notwithstanding, authors may see open access publishing as a method of expanding the audience that is able to access their work to allow for greater impact of the publication.^ Japanese copyright law allows non-commercial reproduction of artistic works located permanently in open places accessible by public, or where it could easily be seen by public.
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The method may include detecting whether two or more results access equivalent content and selecting a single user-preferred result from the two or more results that access equivalent content .
  • DupeFree Pro - Avoid Duplicate Content and Online Content Plagiarism 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.dupefreepro.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The method may additionally include creating a set of search results for display to a user, the set of search results including the single user-preferred result and excluding any other result that accesses the equivalent content.
  • DupeFree Pro - Avoid Duplicate Content and Online Content Plagiarism 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.dupefreepro.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13][14] .Despite the difficulties, groups such as the Public Library of Science still provide capacity for review and publishing of free works, and some universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have adopted open access publishing by default.^ Ezine Archives - Ezine publishers can provide their publication archives to enable subscribers to read back issues on their desktop, visit your web site, subscribe, submit ads, etc.
  • free content: ebooks and articles 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.web-source.net [Source type: General]

^ I've recognised this for a long time in free software, but for some reason never made the connection to other copyable work.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

^ Google is now taking steps to mollify an irate industry by allowing news publishers more control over which content Google's users can access for free.
  • As complaints mount, Google enables news publishers to limit free content | Technology | Los Angeles Times 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

[15] .In traditional journals, alternatives such as delayed free publications or charging researchers for open access publishing are occasionally used.^ YouTube is a free to access and free to use site.
  • Heliocity – The Unofficial Helio Community » Blog Archive » Helio charging Ocean users for free content. 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.heliocity.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mail Online, Trinity Mirror and Future Publishing have said they will remain subscription-free, despite news that The Independent and Times Online may charge for content .
  • The Mail, Mirror and Future to keep online content free | News | New Media Age 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.nma.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ By providing free WiFi/WiMax access, people will use the system.
  • Contentinople - Should Content Be Free? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.contentinople.com [Source type: General]

[16][17] Some funding agencies require academic work to be published in the public domain as a grant requirement.[18][19] .Open content publication has been seen as a method of reducing costs associated with information retrieval in research, as universities typically pay to subscribe for access to content that is published through traditional means [20][21][22] whilst improving journal quality by discouraging the submission of research articles of reduced quality.^ With a nod to the news-industry discussion about how premium content online can get people to pay, Times+ members get access to either Culture+ or Travel+ (but not both), which otherwise each cost £25 a year.
  • free content: SteveOuting.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC steveouting.com [Source type: General]

^ And, of course, there are plenty of options for paying for content where money is a requirement, not a request: Paypal, credit cards, and upcoming solutions such as those from Journalism Online .
  • free content: SteveOuting.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC steveouting.com [Source type: General]

^ Filed Under Article rewriting , Content Generator , Content Rewrite software , Free SEO , Free content , Keyword Research , Keyword Suggestion , Online Rewriter .
  • Online Automatic Free Content Rewriter - Unique Content Software 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freecontentrewrite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22]
.For teaching purposes, some universities provide freely available course content, such as lecture notes, video resources and tutorials.^ And, of course, there are plenty of options for paying for content where money is a requirement, not a request: Paypal, credit cards, and upcoming solutions such as those from Journalism Online .
  • free content: SteveOuting.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC steveouting.com [Source type: General]

^ Modeled after Free Software, efforts towards promoting Free Content include the Creative Commons , which help to provide licenses for you to share your work.
  • Open Malaysia: Dependencies between Free/Open Content, Standards and Software 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.openmalaysiablog.com [Source type: General]

^ Chase Carey (shown) was quoted at a conference today saying the video service would be charging users in 2010, though "some" content would remain free.
  • Hulu: Still Committed to Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.adweek.com [Source type: News]

.This content is distributed via internet resources to the general public.^ And the flip-side of the internet's ability to allow digitizable content to be distributed widely for very little cost is its ability to allow financial transactions to be conducted at very little cost.

.Publication of such resources may be either by a formal institution wide program,[23] or alternately via informal content provided by individual academics or departments.^ Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
  • Top 12 Free Content Management Systems (CMS) | Spyre Studios 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC spyrestudios.com [Source type: General]

^ Cohen stressed that publishers and Google could coexist, with the former able to charge for their content and still make it available via Google under the revamped click program.
  • FOXNews.com - Google to Let Publishers Limit Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]
  • FOXNews.com - Google to Let Publishers Limit Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ The free content provided by the internet may decrease in volume.
  • The Death of Free: Will Free Online Content Vanish? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Death of Free: Will Free Online Content Vanish? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Criticism

.A subset of free licenses are sometimes referred to as viral copyright licenses or copyleft licenses.^ Interestingly, I have made the same amount of money from my books as my publisher would have expected under a standard non-free copyright license.
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

.This applies to licenses that contain a clause stating that any works derived from a free work must themselves be free when distributed, usually under the same license.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Jump to: navigation , search We need a "Free Content" logo that can be attached to works covered by licenses which meet the conditions defined in the Free Content Definition .
  • Logo contest - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freedomdefined.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, we should make sure that the fonts we use are available under free licenses.
  • Logo contest - Definition of Free Cultural Works 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freedomdefined.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This requirement is criticized as legally constraining and therefore rendering the use of the "free" appellation inappropriate. Non-copyleft licenses are often referred to as more "permissive" licenses.
.An example of one of these "viral licenses" is the GNU General Public License, which is often applied to computer programs.^ For example, the following function in Haskell: id x = x Has type: "a -> a", where "a" is a generic type parameter, which means it takes one 'a' and returns an 'a'.
  • Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen - Hanselminutes on 9 - Spolsky, Atwood, Blyth, Hanselman = Crazy-Delicious || Content-Free? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.hanselman.com [Source type: General]

The viral nature of these licenses are seen as applying the ideology of the original licensor on subsequent redistributors. The criticism stems over a disagreement over the scope of freedom that licenses should attempt to enforce. .That is whether licenses should aim to provide absolute freedom (to do whatever you please) versus an inalienable freedom (freedom to do anything but take away the freedom of another).^ Just to review PLR is Private Label Rights, PLR is usually sold or in this case given away and this is an article license that provides content that you can do WHATEVER you want with, including, edit, rewrite, take credit for and republish verbatim as your own, but DO NOT do the last one.
  • 1000 Free Quality PLR Articles and Free Dupe Content Tool | JR's Internet Marketing Strategies 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC getinternetmarketingstrategies.com [Source type: General]

^ Talking to Spirit June 12 The question of whether you are spiritual enough is not one that can be answered by another or, even, should be.
  • Free Website Content for Your Site or Blog: Daily-Changing 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.zdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ If we didn’t answer your question or if you have additional questions, please send us another e-mail at the address below.
  • Heliocity – The Unofficial Helio Community » Blog Archive » Helio charging Ocean users for free content. 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.heliocity.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The copyright status of uncreative aggregates of basic data may differ by region, for the USA see Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Service, for Australia, see Telstra v Desktop Marketing Systems

References

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  2. ^ Anderson, Nate (July 16, 2008). "EU caves to aging rockers, wants 45-year copyright extension". Ars Technica. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080716-eu-caves-to-aging-rockers-wants-45-year-copyright-extension.html. Retrieved August 8, 2008. 
  3. ^ Raymond, Eric S.. "Copycenter". The Jargon File. http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/C/copycenter.html. Retrieved August 9, 2008. 
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  6. ^ "iRate Radio". SourceForge.net. http://irate.sourceforge.net/. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
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From Wikiversity

.Free content (Wikipedia) licenses give others the right to re-use content.^ So what use is free plr content?

^ When you use free content: .

^ The GNU General Public License (GPL) can also be used as a free content license.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

This is intended to be a learning project about free content, what "free" and "unfree" content is, and what kinds of free content there is (i.e. what licences are used). This could a central node for all Wikimedia contributors who want to 1) find out more about free content, and 2) help others with licencing issues, and 3) discuss the various benefits and limitations of free content licences. .However, as this page is only just beginning, please add any information, comments and questions, which we could eventually refactor into some useful learning material.^ This material is for personal use only.
  • The economics of free web content | Blog | Econsultancy 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC econsultancy.com [Source type: General]

^ However, as this page is only just beginning, please add any information, comments and questions, which we could eventually refactor into some useful learning material.
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please add your comment: .
  • Google Allows Free Content Limits | BNET 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.bnet.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Major issues

What is "free" content?

.Free content is content (ie books, music, images, etc.^ Featured Books for "free cyanide content" .
  • Amazon.com: "free cyanide content": Key Phrase page 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ In many ways free content is like free or open source software except it applies to other works such as documents and images, and not just programs.
  • Free RPG Community | freeroleplay.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeroleplay.org [Source type: General]

^ Downloading all that free music and those videos and movies is great, but who pays for the enormous bandwidth usage, not to mention the content creators?
  • free content « Oneupweb : StraightUpSearch Blog 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.straightupsearch.com [Source type: General]

) which can be used freely, under one or a combination of free licences. .Examples of this are any of Wikimedia projects' content - amongst which is this project, Wikiversity.^ Examples of this are any of Wikimedia projects' content - amongst which is this project, Wikiversity.
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wikisource is run by the non-profit Wikimedia , which operates several other multilingual and free-content projects: .
  • Wikisource, the free library 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wikibooks is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation , a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other multilingual and free-content projects: .
  • Wikibooks 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For a breakdown of what licences are available, and what they mean, see below.^ For a breakdown of what licences are available, and what they mean, see below.
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Articles in the repositories are available for syndication, which means webmasters can freely include the articles on their websites as long as they include the author resource box with valid links.
  • Web Design :: Web Hosting :: Advertising » Free Content :: Developing Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.frynge.com [Source type: General]

.Also, see Wikiversity:Copyrights and Commons:Licensing.^ Fair use or fair dealing is the concept that unlicensed copyrighted work can be legally used without paying licensing fees or receiving permission of the copyright holder (see Wikipedia's article on fair use ).
  • Wikisource:Copyright policy - Wikisource 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Copyright © 2003 - 2010 Andrew Connell This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Site design by Heather Solomon .
  • Free webcast on content replication in SharePoint: Colligo and Syntergy 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.andrewconnell.com [Source type: General]

^ Copyright policies 1.1 Wikipedia 1.2 Wiktionary 1.3 Wikisource 1.4 Wikibooks 1.5 Wikiquote 1.6 Wikinews 1.7 Wikiversity 1.8 Other projects 2 See also .
  • Non-free content - Meta 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

What is "unfree" content?

.In contrast to free content, "unfree" content (or content under copyright), is released under heavy restriction of use.^ In contrast to free content, "unfree" content (or content under copyright ), is released under heavy restriction of use.
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you use free content: .

^ I release my copyright on this content.
  • Open Source Blogging: Feel Free to Steal My Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC zenhabits.net [Source type: General]

.This means (amongst other things) that the content cannot be reproduced in other formats, publications etc., except by permission of the author and/or publisher, or except under certain specific legal clauses, such as that of "fair" or "educational" use (though this varies between countries and contexts).^ PLR articles and for other various uses, such as article marketing.
  • 1000 Free Quality PLR Articles and Free Dupe Content Tool | JR's Internet Marketing Strategies 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC getinternetmarketingstrategies.com [Source type: General]

^ Author: BC Other listings by this publisher .
  • ASP.NET Free Content Management Basic CMS | ASP.NET Content Management | Hot Scripts 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.hotscripts.com [Source type: General]

^ Imagine some of the other things you could use this content for!
  • Resale rights for ebooks, private label right articles: PLR-Content.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.plr-content.com [Source type: General]

More things than you might imagine are copyright, for example:
.
  • A photograph you have made of a person who has not given their consent to be photographed.
  • A photograph you have made of another creative work - a public sculpture, a detail of an architectural interior, even an action figure!^ A photograph you have made of another creative work - a public sculpture, a detail of an architectural interior, even an action figure!
    • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A photograph you have made of a person who has not given their consent to be photographed.
    • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Once you've made it public, it is public.
    • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

    (though this depends on the country, author rights etc.)
  • A screen shot you have made of proprietary (i.e. "non-free") software.
  • A scan you have made of a book/album cover.

What licences are there?

What are the differences between different licences?

A cartoon about the GFDL and Creative Commons - do you agree with this point of view?

[Intro needed]
  • What licences do you think work best in specific contexts?
  • What would you prefer to use?

Important factors to consider

.
  • Works that are in the public domain can be used at Wikiversity.
  • Attribution is the act of giving credit to an author or organization for it's work.^ Works that are in the public domain can be used at Wikiversity.
    • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Attribution is the act of giving credit to an author or organization for it's work.
    • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Most free content licenses contain provisions specifying that derivative works must attribute or give credit to the authors of the original, a requirement which promotes intellectual honesty and discourages plagiarism without imposing so great a burden as to weaken the claim of such licenses to being truly free.
    • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

    If you copy a work that is licensed so as to require attribution of the original source, please be sure to provide the required attribution.

Questions

.Are you confused about any aspect of free content?^ Also, what do you think free content will do?
  • Destructoid - Microsoft hearts capitalism, shiny rocks; does not heart free content, sunshine 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Common Questions about Free Content: .
  • Understanding Free Content | QuestionCopyright.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC questioncopyright.org [Source type: General]

^ When you use free content: .

.Please ask any question(s) you have about this subject here.^ Let me ask you a question...
  • Resale rights for ebooks, private label right articles: PLR-Content.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.plr-content.com [Source type: General]

^ Please ask any question(s) you have about this subject here.
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: .
  • Free Horoscope Content Widgets - Add Free Astrology Content to a Website or Blog 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freehoroscopesastrology.com [Source type: General]

  • ...

Participants

.If you are interested in free content (whether you are knowledgeable, or want to find out more), please sign your name here, and state what your interest, experience is.^ Free Content for your newsletter or e-zine!
  • Free Content on List Host Nightmare 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC website101.com [Source type: General]

^ Your name: Please enter your name.
  • New, Free Content Coming to Batman Next Week - Batman: Arkham Asylum - Kotaku 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC kotaku.com [Source type: General]
  • Epic: New, Free Content Coming to Gears of War - Television - Kotaku 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC kotaku.com [Source type: General]
  • Netflix Engulfs Starz Content, Regurgitates Free to Subscribers - Netflix starz - Gizmodo 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you want free, valuable content for your newsletter, ezine or website?
  • Free Christian Articles for Reprint. Christian Articles and Free web site and ezine content. 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC articles.faithwriters.com [Source type: Academic]

.
  • Cormaggio - I still feel like I'm very much learning, and do not understand fully the ins and outs of different licences.^ Cormaggio - I still feel like I'm very much learning, and do not understand fully the ins and outs of different licences.
    • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I wasn’t able to get to this session and now I feel like I didn’t miss out.
    • Free and Flawed » Blog Archive » Live Blogging from BlogHer ‘08 – DIY Content Syndication & Promotion 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC freeandflawed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What they don’t know, though, is that by buying their kids seasonal clothes out of season the can save some very much needed money.
    • Submit articles or find free articles 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.articlealley.com [Source type: General]

    I'd love for someone to guide us/me through these complexities :-)
  • luke - learning too, and in a practical sort of way ~) Glad to help in any way, if I can.
  • The Jade Knight - Particularly aware & supportive of the Creative Commons licenses.
  • Mirwin - I participate in free engineering projects such as cisLunarFreighter and Lunar Boom Town.

Resources

Free tools

See also

External links


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

.Free content, or free information, is any kind of functional work, artwork, or other creative content having no significant legal restriction relative to people's freedom to use, redistribute and modify the content.^ She has other free content and works freelance as well.

^ Does Using PLR content and other free content= duplicate content .
  • Free Content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Does Using PLR content and other free content= duplicate content 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So what use is free plr content?

.Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above.^ The GNU General Public License (GPL) can also be used as a free content license.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ Licenses must not limit the public domain, copyright, or copyleft content that can be distributed on the platform.
  • Free Content - OLPC 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC wiki.laptop.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Free content, by itself, is not at all that unusual.
  • Free Content: Why Not? – elearnspace 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.elearnspace.org [Source type: General]

.Because the law by default grants copyright holders monopolistic control over their creations, copyrighted content must be explicitly declared free, usually by the referencing or inclusion of licensing statements from within the work.^ Additionally, free content must really be free.
  • Does Free Content - Sell? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC samvak.tripod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Content is never free to create and publish.
  • How free content has damaged the content industry: October 22,  2001 issue of New Thinking 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.gerrymcgovern.com [Source type: News]

^ Create the page " Free content " on this wiki!
  • Search results for "Free content" - Wikimedia Commons 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

.(Work in the public domain cannot be licensed because, by definition, its copyright has expired or has been relinquished.^ Works that are in the public domain can be used at Wikiversity.
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Randall Wood said: If I recall correctly, the Government of the United States is incapable of copyrighting anything; everything it releases for unlimited distribution is automatically in the public domain, and is therefore not subject to any licenses.
  • Governments And Free Content Policies | jonobacon@home 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.jonobacon.org [Source type: General]

^ Copyright © 2003 - 2010 Andrew Connell This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Site design by Heather Solomon .
  • Free webcast on content replication in SharePoint: Colligo and Syntergy 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.andrewconnell.com [Source type: General]

.However, such a work is still considered free content, because it may be used for any purpose whatsoever--except, naturally, being re-copyrighted.^ Free content may recommend competitors .

^ So what use is free plr content?

^ When you use free content: .

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Free content licenses

.Free content licenses may be copyleft—in which case modifications of the work must themselves be distributed only under the terms of the original free license—or else they are non-copyleft, which means that the licensed work may be modified and then distributed under a different license, even one that is less free.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Free content is typically published under a free content license .
  • What is free content? | freeroleplay.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeroleplay.org [Source type: General]

^ If you modify the code, it may not work.
  • Web Articles - Free content for your websit 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.web-articles.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most free content licenses contain provisions specifying that derivative works must attribute or give credit to the authors of the original, a requirement which promotes intellectual honesty and discourages plagiarism without imposing so great a burden as to weaken the claim of such licenses to being truly free.^ This definition is derived from the Definition of Free Cultural Works .
  • Wikisource:Copyright policy - Wikisource 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Librarian original content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License .
  • iLibrarian » 13 Free Content Management Systems Reviewed 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC oedb.org [Source type: General]

^ Free website content - A Promotion Guide .

.The Design Science License (DSL), and GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) are copyleft licenses for free content.^ The GNU General Public License (GPL) can also be used as a free content license.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ NOT license this content under a free license?
  • Governments And Free Content Policies | jonobacon@home 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.jonobacon.org [Source type: General]

^ The Design Science License (DSL), and GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) are copyleft licenses for free content.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

.The wikipedia:FreeBSD Documentation License is an example of a non-copyleft license.^ The FreeBSD Documentation License is an example of a non-copyleft license.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ Open Source textbook (on Wikibooks) Copyleft article (on Wikipedia) Text of the GNU Free Documentation License Creative Commons BY 2.5 (full licence) [ edit ] Free tools .
  • Free content - Wikiversity 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For non-copyleft licenses, putting re-distribution restrictions on downstream licensees is generally a no-no.
  • Free content and DRM from Evan Prodromou 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC evan.prodromou.name [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The GNU General Public License (GPL) can also be used as a free content license.^ So what use is free plr content?

^ When you use free content: .

^ The GNU General Public License (GPL) can also be used as a free content license.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

.Against DRM license is a free copyleft license for artworks published by Free Creations.^ Content is never free to create and publish.
  • How free content has damaged the content industry: October 22,  2001 issue of New Thinking 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.gerrymcgovern.com [Source type: News]

^ Against DRM license is a free copyleft license for artworks published by Free Creations.
  • Free Content For Website 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.tetraso.com [Source type: General]

^ The GNU Free Documentation License 1.2 and the Creative Commons 2.5 suite of licenses , the best-known “free” or “open” content licenses, both contain anti-DRM clauses.
  • Can Anti-DRM Clauses in Content Licenses be Free? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC hsivonen.iki.fi [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other examples of free content licenses are some of those published by Creative Commons when commercial use and derivative works are not restricted, although they do not require a source copy of the license be provided.^ "Free content" is a work that anyone is free to use, copy, distribute, study, or change.
  • What is free content? | freeroleplay.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeroleplay.org [Source type: General]
  • Free RPG Community | freeroleplay.org 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.freeroleplay.org [Source type: General]

^ She has other free content and works freelance as well.

^ Free content providers and free web content for webmasters.
  • Free Website Content - Free Web Content for Webmasters 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: Academic]

.Note that not all Creative Commons licenses are free content as defined here.^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Content is available under a Creative Commons License .
  • Content-free - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Librarian original content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License .
  • iLibrarian » 13 Free Content Management Systems Reviewed 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC oedb.org [Source type: General]

.The Libre Society project also has some free content licenses and a critique of the Creative Commons philosophy.^ User published content is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Free Articles Directory | Submit Articles - ArticlesBase.com 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Deliver some content for free.
  • Paid Content: Should Your Website Be Free? : Internet Laws Blog 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC mikeyounglaw.com [Source type: General]

.This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).^ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
  • Online Publishing Strategy: What Has More Value Than Free Content? 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Content is available under a Creative Commons License .
  • Content-free - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Librarian original content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License .
  • iLibrarian » 13 Free Content Management Systems Reviewed 26 January 2010 3:38 UTC oedb.org [Source type: General]

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Free content, or free information, is any kind of work, artwork, or other creative content which does not have lots of legal restrictions about how people can use it. People have freedom to make changed versions of the content, give changed and not changed versions of the content to others, and sell copies of the content and changed versions of it.[1] The author of free content does not use all of his copyright monopoly, he gives many of the rights to others. The articles in Wikipedia are free content.

Free software is different from free music or text, because it is often much more difficult to understand and change a program if one does not have its source code, than it is to change a song or a text. Because of that, the source code of free software must always be easy to receive, or the software will not be free. However, source code for pictures, movies and music can also exist and be given to others. Choosing what to call a “source code” is sometimes important when publishing a work under a copyleft license.

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