BBC goes Creative Commons

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Well, looks like hell is perhaps warming up after all.

According to http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/04/bbc-launches-program-under-creative-commons-license.ars

BBC airs, releases program under Creative Commons license

In its continuing efforts to experiment with new ways of handling its content, the BBC has started producing a monthly technology program that it will make available for download under a Creative Commons license.

The BBC has always taken a somewhat unusual approach to its content. The broadcaster is supported by licensing fees paid by UK citizens and, as such, it has focused on providing them access to its programs, either through standard broadcasts or over the Internet. Outside its home turf, however, the BBC is all about making a profit through things like its cable channel and DVD sales of the series it produces. That’s left it with a somewhat erratic approach to things like access to content and DRM, alternately restrictive and open to experimentation. In its latest effort on the experimentation end of the spectrum, the BBC is releasing a program under a Creative Commons license.

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Now I’ve always had a lot of respect for the BBC, this just raises the bar a notch!

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