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Change.gov Now Licensed Under Creative Commons

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Media, law, Creative Commons, Barack Obama, Change.gov, Lawrence Lessig,

The Obama administration’s transition website, Change.gov, is no longer locked down under a traditional copyright. Yesterday, the website announced that all its content would be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This means that all content would be free to share and remix, so long as it’s accompanied by the proper attribution.

Regular readers of Utne.com know that many of the images on the site are licensed under Creative Commons. Law and technology expert Lawrence Lessig, a Creative Commons founder, called the Obama team’s move “great news” saying it’s “consistent with the values of any ‘open government.’”