Case Studies/2009 push

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CC Stories

April 15

Creative Commons kicks off global case studies campaign. Share your story. Discover new works and new models.

With at least 150 million CC-licensed works published from every corner of the world of diverse formats, genres, and fields, no single use case can tell the whole story. Creators and users come to CC for different reasons, and for many, CC solves different problems. We’re trying to capture the diversity of CC creators and content, and build a resource that inspires new works and informs free culture.

Today we're kicking off the Creative Commons Case Studies Campaign – and we want to hear your story! We’re collecting cases big and small on our re-launched Case Studies wiki, an online portal to upload and discover documentation about CC-licensed projects.

The top user-submitted stories will be featured on our website and in the next printed volume of Creative Commons Case Studies. For examples of featured-quality case studies, see XYZ and ABC on our wiki.

The first print version, Building an Australasian Commons: Creative Commons Case Studies Volume I is a stunning publication that highlights 60 exemplary CC-licensed users in Australasia and worldwide. The book, edited by Rachel Cobcroft and supported by CC Australia, will be divided into digestible booklets focusing on specific fields: visual arts, audio, text, moving images, government, education and research, etc.

You can download the PDFs and source files of the entire publication -- prime for remixing. So why not make your own booklets, fact sheets or hand outs tailored to your region, industry or event?

Another exciting way to build a collection of selected case studies is via Casestudies/PrediaPress, a service that builds an OpenOffice document, PDF, or printed book from selected wiki pages.

Publish your collection yourself on on a site that supports CC licenses such as Scribd and add your entry to Casestudies/Collections.

We’re also encouraging educators to follow CC Australia’s lead and integrate the CC Case Studies into their curricula. Teaching with real-life examples can be compelling and instructive. Have your students analyze existing studies or write their own!

Best of all, this is a chance to collaborate with our CEO, Joi Ito. Joi will be contributing to the case studies project as part of his doctoral work.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, business models, or precedents, the CC Case Studies are a great place to start. Help us expand this resource by sharing your work and telling your story.

Theme Ideas

  • Commoners Like You
  • CC Stories
  • How do you CC?
  • CC. Tell your story.
  • CC. Stuff that works. Ideas to share.
  • Do you CC?
  • Remix yourself.
  • CC. Have you heard?
  • Create. Share. Innovate.
  • There are some things freedom can't solve. For everything else, there's CC. (joke! ^_^)
  • CC. Your story.
  • CC makes great stories.
  • See CC.

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