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Are Mark Cuban’s Views on Net Neutrality Common Sense or Self Interest?

Cuban may not be an expert on net neutrality, but he’s presented ideas that have brought out some creative ways to consider possible new legislation.

Ocean Roundup: Fiddler Crabs Found Far North of Their Range, 500 Dead Sea Lions Discovered in Peru, and More

A fiddler crab (Uca pugnax). Fiddler crabs may be expanding their range northward from climate change. (Photo: b-cline / Flickr Creative Commons) - New 3D mapping around Antarctica found that sea ice surrounding Antarctica is thicker than thought. Show More Summary

The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos

Douglas McMillan has an article out in the Wall Street Journal today about the controversy surrounding Flickr selling prints of Creative Commons photos and not paying contributors for these images. It should be stressed that Flickr is only doing this on Creative Commons licensed photos where free commercial use is permitted by the license. If […]

Ocean Roundup: Dolphins Use Whistles as Names, Conservationists Call for Removal of Queensland Shark Nets, and More

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is found to use whistles as names for individual dolphins. (Photo: Alexandre Roux / Flickr Creative Commons) - A new study has unlocked a key to dolphin communication: The Indo-Pacific...Show More Summary

Give Me Your Dreamers That Are Searching For Purpose

Image by Tristan Reville, used under Creative Commons license "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" - EMMA LAZARUS Immigrant-turned-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk already made an indelible mark on America. Show More Summary

Is Business Technology Holding Creativity Back?

It’s almost common knowledge that technology increases creativity – almost. Actually, the most recent research shows the opposite. Yes, it’s incredible, but technology apparently doesn’t help creativity at all. On the contrary, it can make it much harder to be creative. Show More Summary

Lemony Snicket and a Series of Predictably Racist Events

Daniel Handler onstage in San Francisco in 2012. Photo by Robert Gray, via Creative Commons. After Jacqueline Woodson graciously accepted the National Book Award in young people’s literature for Brown Girl Dreaming on Wednesday night, the prestigious event’s host took the stage. Show More Summary

Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images

Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more

Shelf Balancing, Part 1

Originally published on March 1, 2011 at Image creative commons courtesy of Comment from Holly on 11/19/2014: This is a series of posts I wrote in 2011. Show More Summary

Gates Foundation mandates open access for all the research it funds

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Effective January 17, all research funded in whole or in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation must be published in journals that are immediately free-to-access, under a Creative Commons Attribution-only license. Read the re...

I'm a Legal Immigrant and I Welcome the President's Action on Immigration

Image by Gerson Galang, used under Creative Commons licence President Obama has announced that he's taking action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, and to allow them to join the workforce legally. Lots of...Show More Summary

How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

In the recent debates about how the business model for musicians and other creative artists is changing, one of the commonly repeated ideas is that you no longer to reach a mass audience in order to make money — instead, you just need a small group of devoted fans. Show More Summary

A Shareable Future: Creative Commons at 12 years

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Twelve years ago, Creative Commons made a big bet. We saw that the internet had transformed the ways in which people create, distribute, and consume content. And we believed that what it meant to be a creator was going to shift in a big way. Read the rest

Redecorating? Choose from up to 50 million Flickr Creative Commons photos for your walls

If you’re really intent on taking those push-pinned (or even framed museum) posters off the wall and replacing them with something more original, Flickr is here to help — yet again. Last month, Flickr unveiled its Wall Art marketplace to help turn your personal photostream into gallery prints suitable for decorating the old homestead. Show More Summary

Flickr Now Lets You Buy Wall Art From Professional Photographers And Creative Commons

Flickr today is expanding its Wall Art print service to include access to images from Flickr’s licensed artists and Creative Commons. The expansion comes only a month after the launch of Flickr Wall Art, which initially allowed users to turn any of their personal photos into canvas prints. Show More Summary

'Enough Is Enough': Sen. Warren Condemns Obama's Latest Wall Street Pick

Reprinted from under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License by Jon Queally, staff writer Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not pleased that President Obama, once again, has called on a longtime Wall Street insider—especially one who has played a prominent role in controversial corporate "inversion" deals that allow U.S. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: North Atlantic Right Whales Calving in Southeast, New Shark Repellent Tested in South Africa, and More

A North Atlantic right whale and calf off Florida. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) - In a high-tech experiment off of South Africa, researchers have started testing an electronic cable attached to the seafloor as a shark repellent. Show More Summary

[5 Skull Comic Review] “Intersect” #1 Is Truly Terrifying

“Intersect” #1 epitomizes the creative opportunities horror has in the comic medium.  Ray Fawkes firmly rejects the retrofitting of horror film tropes and conventions that is all too common in horror comics today to deliver something truly original, truly unreplicable, and truly terrifying.  “Intersect” #1 is a beautiful as it is grotesque and will leave […]

Original Handcrafted Gentleman’s Accessory: The Ultimate Valet by Karv Luxury

According to the creative team at Karv Luxury, nothing says manliness like big and broad hand-sculpted Walnut shoulders. The designers of The Ultimate Valet wanted to bring some style and additional utility to the common valet, while simplifying its appearance. Show More Summary

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