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A list of Creative Commons-licensed books. As a filter these should be available in hardcopy and have an ISBN.
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This is a list of '''books''' available under a Creative Commons license.
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By "book" we generally mean works over 35,000 words that are or have been commercially available in hardcopy and have an ISBN.  We've expanded the definition in two added sections below, however, to include the most popular books published through do-it-yourself press Lulu, and "books" published on websites of established organizations or notable blogs.
  
 
This is just a start and is woefully incomplete.  Please add missing titles and fill in missing information.
 
This is just a start and is woefully incomplete.  Please add missing titles and fill in missing information.
  
==Nonfiction==
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== Add a book ==
  
Title: GAM3R 7H30RY
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Author: McKenzie Wark
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
 
Website: http://www.futureofthebook.org/gamertheory/
 
  
Title: The Daemon, the GNU & the Penguin
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==Nonfiction==
Author: Dr. Peter Salus
 
Publication Date: online on groklaw, ongoing
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0
 
Website:http://www.groklaw.net/staticpages/index.php?page=20051013231901859
 
Pages: still in progress
 
 
 
Title: The Wealth of Networks
 
Author: Yochai Benkler
 
ISBN:0300110561
 
Publication Date: May 16, 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
Website:http://www.benkler.org/wealth_of_networks/index.php?title=Download_PDFs_of_the_book
 
Pages: 528
 
 
 
Title: Introduction to Economic Analysis
 
Author: Preston McAfee
 
ISBN : 160049000X
 
Publication Date: 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ (see http://www.introecon.com/blurb.html)
 
Website: http://www.introecon.com
 
Pages: 329
 
Audiobook: http://www.archive.org/details/mcafee_econ
 
 
 
Title: Asterisk: The Future of Telephony
 
Author: Jim Van Meggelen, Jared Smith, Leif Madsen
 
ISBN: 0596009623
 
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ca/
 
Website:http://www.asteriskdocs.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=11
 
Pages: 380
 
 
 
Title: In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law
 
Author: Michael Geist
 
ISBN: 1552211134
 
Publication Date: September 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ca/
 
Website: http://www.irwinlaw.com/books.aspx?bookid=120
 
Pages: 608
 
 
 
Title: Democratizing Innovation
 
Author: Eric von Hippel
 
ISBN: 0262002744
 
Publication Date: April 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
Website: http://web.mit.edu/evhippel/www/democ.htm
 
Pages: 208
 
 
 
Title: Free Culture
 
Author: Lawrence Lessig
 
ISBN:0143034650
 
Publication Date: February 22, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.free-culture.cc/
 
Pages:368
 
 
 
Title: Freedom of Expression
 
Author: Kembrew McLeod
 
ISBN: 0385513259
 
Publication Date: Feb 15, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
Website: http://kembrew.com/books/
 
Pages: 384
 
  
Title: Cause commune : l'information entre bien commun et propriété (Common Cause: Information Between Commons and Property)
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Author: Philippe Aigrain
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  [[genre::NonFiction]]
ISBN: 2213623058
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Publication Date: 2005
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/fr/
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Website: http://www.causecommune.org
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Pages: 285
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Title: A Book of Five Strings
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Author: Patrick Costello
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ISBN: 0974419028
 
Publication Date: November 2004
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/five/
 
Pages: 120
 
 
 
Title: We the Media
 
Author: Dan Gillmor
 
ISBN: 0596102275
 
Publication Date: July 2004
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wemedia/book/index.csp
 
Pages: 334
 
 
 
Title: The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo
 
Author: Patrick Costello
 
ISBN:0974419001
 
Publication Date: September 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/howtao/
 
Pages:168
 
 
 
Title: Weapons of Mass Delusion: America’s Real National Emergency
 
Author: Richard Forno
 
ISBN:1589611055
 
Publication Date: August 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.infowarrior.org/wmd/
 
Pages:200
 
 
 
Title: The Complete FreeBSD
 
Author: Greg Lehey
 
ISBN:0596005164
 
Publication Date: 4th edition April 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/legalcode
 
Website: http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/
 
Pages:714
 
 
 
Title: Free For All
 
Author: Peter Wayner
 
ISBN: 0066620503
 
Publication Date: July 2000
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
Website:http://www.wayner.org/books/ffa/
 
Pages: 340
 
 
 
Title: A Briefer History of Time
 
Author: Eric Schulman
 
ISBN:0716733897
 
Publication Date: May 15, 1999
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
Website: http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze3fs8i/bhtes/
 
Pages:171
 
 
 
Title: Wall Street
 
Author: Doug Henwood
 
ISBN: 0860916707
 
Publication Date: May 1998
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/%20
 
Website: http://wallstreetthebook.com/
 
Pages: 372
 
  
 
==Fiction==
 
==Fiction==
  
Title: The Escapist
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{{#ask:
Author: James Morris
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[[genre::Fiction]]
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
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|mainlabel=Title
Website: http://www.theescapist.co.uk/
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|?author=Author
Download: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4565
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|?publisher=Publisher
 
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|?license=License
Title: Accelerando
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|limit=200
Author: Charles Stross
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|sort=author
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
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|order=ascending
Website: http://www.accelerando.org/book/
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Title: Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town
 
Author: Cory Doctorow
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/ (also http://creativecommons.org/licenses/devnations/2.0/)
 
Website: http://craphound.com/someone/download.php
 
 
 
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
 
Author: Cory Doctorow
 
ISBN: 0765304368
 
ISBN: 076530953X
 
Publication Date: 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/ (see  http://www.craphound.com/down/archives/2004_02.php#000117)
 
Website: http://craphound.com/down/
 
Pages: 208
 
 
 
Title: Eastern Standard Tribe
 
Author: Cory Doctorow
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
Website: http://craphound.com/est/download.php
 
 
 
Title: Maelstrom
 
Author: Peter Watts
 
Liense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
Website: http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
 
  
Title: Starfish
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== [[Text#Featured_Text_sites|Featured Content Directories for Books]] ==
Author: Peter Watts
 
Liense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
Website: http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
 
  
Title: Stranger Things Happen
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Author: Kelly Link
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
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Website: http://www.lcrw.net/kellylink/sth/
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Title: Dr. Lewis B. Turndevelt's Big Book of Forewords
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==More sources of free books==
Author: David R. Perry
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You might also be interested in these resources:
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
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* [http://creativecommons.org/text/ creativecommons.org/text]
Website: http://www.davidrperry.com/
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* [http://bookpub.org/ Bookpub.org]
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public domain:
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* [http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page Project Gutenberg]
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* US govt. books?
  
Title: Good Bullets Make Bad Neighbors
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{{Translations
Author: Jonathan DiMarco
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ISBN: 097273161X
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
 
Website: http://zaltyspress.com/bullets.html
 
  
Title: Star Dragon
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[[Category:Text]]
Author: Mike Brotherton
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[[Category:List]]
Licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
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[[Category:Media]]
Website: http://www.mikebrotherton.com/novels/index.html
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[[Category:Licensed]]
Publication Date: 2003
 
ISBN: 076534677X
 

Latest revision as of 10:18, 28 January 2014

This is a list of books available under a Creative Commons license.

By "book" we generally mean works over 35,000 words that are or have been commercially available in hardcopy and have an ISBN. We've expanded the definition in two added sections below, however, to include the most popular books published through do-it-yourself press Lulu, and "books" published on websites of established organizations or notable blogs.

This is just a start and is woefully incomplete. Please add missing titles and fill in missing information.

Add a book

{{#forminput:Book|35|Book Name|}}

Nonfiction

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 genre::NonFiction

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Fiction

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Featured Content Directories for Books

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More sources of free books

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