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  • CC0 is a protocol that enables people to
    • (a) ASSERT that a work has no copyright or neighboring rights restrictions attached to it, OR
    • (b) WAIVE any rights associated with a work so it has no copyright or neighboring rights restrictions attached to it
  • CC0 is similar to what the CC public domain dedication does now. Key additions: 1) A protocol facilitating the conveyance of norms with a waiver or assertion statement. 2) Infrastructure for internationalizing the tools. 3) The assertion that content is in the public domain will be vouched for by users, so that there is a platform for reputation systems to develop. People will then be able to judge the reliability of content's copyright status based on who has done the certifying.
  • A beta version of the protocol, including the traditional components of the CC architecture -- legalcode, human-readable explanation, machine-readable metadata, and tools, will be released for public discussion on January 15, 2008.



Once CC∅ is launched, there are already some organizations that will roll this out.

There will be others announced. Stay tuned!

How do you get involved?