Sunday, September 13, 2009

How I discovered - then joined - Creative Commons Network

In Spring 2009, a friend turned me on to the works of Yochai Benkler and Lawrence Lessig. Through Benkler's The Wealth of Networks (video and print) and Lessig's Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, I discovered Creative Commons.

Lessig's concept of remix, in particular, connects with Peace Through Fiction. Peace Through Fiction is a method anyone can use, anywhere, with any novel or story, as a way to increase personal and interpersonal peace. You can think of Peace Through Fiction as remix or mash-up -- but for books instead of music and video. It's a new addition to Read/Write (RW) culture and participant culture -- but you share in print and orally, not just digitally.

I licensed the Peace Through Fiction dialogue method under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

This license is ideal for how I want people to be able to share, remix, and experience Peace Through Fiction.

Click here for information about the six main licenses at Creative Commons.

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