|Oneliner||CC+ is CC license + Another agreement.|
|Summary||CC+ is a protocol providing a simple way for users to get rights beyond the rights granted by a CC license. For example, a work's Creative Commons license might offer noncommercial rights. With CC+, the license can also provide a link by which a user might secure rights beyond noncommercial rights -- most obviously commercial rights, but also additional permissions or services such as warranty, permission to use without attribution, or even access to performance or physical media. The CC+ architecture gives businesses a simple way to move between the sharing and commercial economies. CC+ provides a lightweight standard around these best practices and is available for implementation immediately.|
|End Date||September 1, 2008|
|Collaborators||Eric Steuer, Mike Linksvayer, Community, Businesses|
|Tags||ccplus, morepermissions, code, business, agreements|
One goal is to help semanticize commercial transactions for free flow of business transactions, but also, to provide a mechanism to enable commercial interoperability on multiple levels. Yahoo! has integrated it at the “system level” so hopefully will get more adoption because of that as well…
I have been working overtime on getting this project launched on the Creative Commons side, and has been one of my major projects (along with working on Open Library, adding CC licensing to OLPC, and many other fund tasks. NOTE: All of these projects are great projects which involve so many more people than just me…I am just an instigator/agitator a lot of the time now
Here is the blog post Eric Steuer made about CC+:
In a nutshell, CC+ is a protocol to enable a simple way for users to get rights beyond those granted by a CC license. Meanwhile, CC0 is a protocol that enables people to either assert that a work has no legal restrictions attached to it or waive any rights associated with a work so it has no legal restrictions attached to it. The program also provides an easy way to sign these assertions or waivers.
Please read our press release about the launch of CC+ and CC0 for more information about how they work and who we’re collaborating with.