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A list of Creative Commons-licensed books.
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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.
 
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.
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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 ==
 
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Title: The Wealth of Networks
 
Author: Yochai Benkler
 
Publisher: Yale University Press
 
ISBN:0300110561
 
Publication Date: May 16, 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.benkler.org/wealth_of_networks/index.php?title=Download_PDFs_of_the_book
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300110561/sr=8-1/qid=1155074081/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8
 
Pages: 528
 
 
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Title: Bound By Law? (Tales from the Public Domain)
 
Author: Keith Aoki; James Boyle; Jennifer Jenkins
 
Publisher: Center for the Study of the Public Domain
 
ISBN:0974155314
 
Publication Date: March 15, 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/digital.html
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0974155314/sr=1-1/qid=1155077229/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 76
 
  
Title: Utkozben ("In Transit") (HUNGARY)
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Author: Ferenc Gyurcsany
 
Publisher: The Center for Media Research and Education (MOKK)
 
Publication Date: February 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/deed.hr
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.napvilag.hu/ (see also: http://creativecommons.org/press-releases/entry/5794)
 
 
[[Image:Asterisk.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Asterisk: The Future of Telephony
 
Author: Jim Van Meggelen, Jared Smith, Leif Madsen
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN: 0596009623
 
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ca/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.asteriskdocs.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=11
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0596009623/sr=1-1/qid=1155077931/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 380
 
 
[[Image:In_the_public_interest2.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law
 
Author: Michael Geist
 
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
 
ISBN: 1552211134
 
Publication Date: September 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ca/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.irwinlaw.com/books.aspx?bookid=120
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.irwinlaw.com/books.aspx?bookid=120
 
Pages: 608
 
  
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==Nonfiction==
Title: Democratizing Innovation
 
Author: Eric von Hippel
 
Publisher: The MIT Press
 
ISBN: 0262002744
 
Publication Date: April 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://web.mit.edu/evhippel/www/democ.htm
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262002744/sr=1-1/qid=1155078076/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 208
 
 
 
[[Image:Open_access_biblio.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals
 
Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
 
Publisher: Association of Research Libraries
 
ISBN: 1-59407-670-7
 
Publication Date: March 2, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/oab/oab.htm
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594076707/sr=1-1/qid=1155078185/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 129
 
 
 
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Title: Free Culture
 
Author: Lawrence Lessig
 
Publisher: Penguin
 
ISBN:0143034650
 
Publication Date: February 22, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.free-culture.cc/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143034650/sr=1-1/qid=1155080037/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:368
 
 
 
[[Image:Freedom_of_expression.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Freedom of Expression
 
Author: Kembrew McLeod
 
Publisher: Doubleday
 
ISBN: 0385513259
 
Publication Date: February 15, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://kembrew.com/books/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385513259/sr=1-1/qid=1155080205/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 384
 
 
 
Title: Cause commune : l'information entre bien commun et propriété ("Common Cause: Information Between Commons and Property") (FRANCE)
 
Author: Philippe Aigrain
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN: 2213623058
 
Publication Date: 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/fr/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.causecommune.org
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages: 285
 
 
 
Title: A Book of Five Strings
 
Author: Patrick Costello
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN: 0974419028
 
Publication Date: November 2004
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/five/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages: 120
 
 
 
Title: We the Media
 
Author: Dan Gillmor
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN: 0596102275
 
Publication Date: July 2004
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wemedia/book/index.csp
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages: 334
 
 
 
Title: Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology
 
Author: J.M. Balkin
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN: 0300084501
 
Publication Date: September 24, 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.culturalsoftware.com/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages: 350
 
 
 
Title: The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo
 
Author: Patrick Costello
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN:0974419001
 
Publication Date: September 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/howtao/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages:168
 
 
 
Title: Weapons of Mass Delusion: America’s Real National Emergency
 
Author: Richard Forno
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN:1589611055
 
Publication Date: August 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.infowarrior.org/wmd/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages:200
 
 
 
Title: The Complete FreeBSD
 
Author: Greg Lehey
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN:0596005164
 
Publication Date: 4th edition April 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/legalcode
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages:714
 
 
 
Title: Free For All
 
Author: Peter Wayner
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN: 0066620503
 
Publication Date: July 2000
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.wayner.org/books/ffa/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages: 340
 
 
 
Title: A Briefer History of Time
 
Author: Eric Schulman
 
Publisher:
 
ISBN:0716733897
 
Publication Date: May 15, 1999
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze3fs8i/bhtes/
 
Print version for purchase:
 
Pages:171
 
  
Title: Wall Street
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Author: Doug Henwood
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Publisher:
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ISBN: 0860916707
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Publication Date: May 1998
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/%20
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|?License
CC-licensed version: http://wallstreetthebook.com/
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Pages: 372
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==Fiction==
 
==Fiction==
  
Title: Accelerando
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Author: Charles Stross
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[[genre::Fiction]]
ISBN:0441014151
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Publication Date: June 27, 2006
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|?author=Author
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
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|?publisher=Publisher
Website: http://www.accelerando.org/book/
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|?license=License
Pages: 432
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Title: Good Bullets Make Bad Neighbors
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Author: Jonathan DiMarco
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ISBN: 097273161X
 
Publication Date: February 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
 
Website: http://zaltyspress.com/bullets.html
 
Pages:400
 
 
 
Title: Stranger Things Happen
 
Author: Kelly Link
 
ISBN:1931520003
 
Publication Date: July 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
Website: http://www.lcrw.net/kellylink/sth/
 
Pages:266
 
 
 
Title: Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town
 
Author: Cory Doctorow
 
ISBN:0765312786
 
Publication Date: June 16, 2005
 
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
 
Pages: 320
 
 
 
Title: The Escapist
 
Author: James Morris
 
ISBN: 1905290055
 
Publication Date: May 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
 
Website: http://www.theescapist.co.uk/
 
Download: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4565
 
Pages: 168
 
 
 
Title: Eastern Standard Tribe
 
Author: Cory Doctorow
 
ISBN: 0765310457
 
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
Website: http://craphound.com/est/download.php
 
Pages: 224
 
 
 
Title: Holy Tango of Literature
 
Author: Francis Heaney
 
ISBN: 1578601592
 
Publication Date: November 2004
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/deed.en
 
Website: http://www.yarnivore.com/francis/Holy_Tango.htm
 
Pages:128
 
 
 
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: Star Dragon
 
Author: Mike Brotherton
 
ISBN: 076534677X
 
Publication Date: 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.mikebrotherton.com/novels/index.html
 
Pages:352
 
 
 
Title: Maelstrom
 
Author: Peter Watts
 
ISBN:0812566793
 
Publication Date: 2002
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
Website: http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
 
Pages:384
 
 
 
Title: Starfish
 
Author: Peter Watts
 
ISBN:0812575857
 
Publication Date: 2000
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
Website: http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
 
Pages: 384
 
 
 
Title: Acts of the Apostles (Mind Over Matter)
 
Author: John F.X. Sundman
 
ISBN: 192975213X
 
Publication date: November 1999
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
Website: http://wetmachine.com/acts/index.shtml
 
Pages: 360
 
 
 
Title: Dr. Lewis B. Turndevelt's Big Book of Forewords
 
Author: David R. Perry
 
ISBN:0975355406
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.davidrperry.com/
 
 
 
==Lulu Highlights==
 
Lulu offers a publishing service for “digital do-it-yourselfers” to publish all manner of media, including books. Lulu lets
 
creators set the license terms, including Creative Commons licenses, for their works as part of the publishing process. We've
 
chosen to list some popular CC-licensed works that have been published through Lulu, below.
 
 
 
You can also search for more CC-licensed books here:
 
http://www.lulu.com/browse/adv_search.php
 
 
 
Title: 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google
 
Author: Philipp Lenssen
 
ISBN:1411693418
 
Publication Date: May 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.55fun.com/
 
Pages: 232
 
 
 
Title: Wireless Networking in the Developing World
 
Author: Corinna Aichele, Rob Flickenger, Carlo Fonda, Jim Forster, Ian Howard, Tomas Kraq, Marco Zennaro
 
ISBN: 1411678370
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en
 
Website: http://wndw.net/
 
Pages: 254
 
 
 
Title: Extreme Democracy
 
Author: Jon Lebkowsky, Mitch Ratcliffe
 
ISBN: 1411631390
 
Publication Date: 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
Website: http://www.lulu.com/content/125298
 
Pages: 371
 
  
=="Books" online==
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== [[Text#Featured_Text_sites|Featured Content Directories for Books]] ==
These are "books" (ie works of 35,000 words or more) made available through established organizations and sites.  These are not to include vanity projects by your favorite uncle.
 
  
Title: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
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Publication Date: October 1996 to present
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
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Title: GAM3R 7H30RY
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==More sources of free books==
Author: McKenzie Wark
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You might also be interested in these resources:
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
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* [http://creativecommons.org/text/ creativecommons.org/text]
Website: http://www.futureofthebook.org/gamertheory/
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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: The Daemon, the GNU & the Penguin
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Publication Date: online on groklaw, ongoing
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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: Abracadabra!
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[[Category:Text]]
Author: Raymond Newman
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[[Category:List]]
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/
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[[Category:Media]]
Website:http://www.revolverbook.co.uk/
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[[Category:Licensed]]

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

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Nonfiction

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Fiction

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Featured Content Directories for Books

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More sources of free books

You might also be interested in these resources:

public domain: