Creative Commons addresses problems and possibilities of the classic copyright in the digital era. All phases and steps in a design process that are not the physical making nor software can be covered in an open fashion by Creative Commons licences. All parts that can be regarded content – from the first sketch on a napkin until the final CAD file – can be released under four conditions to be recombined in six different licences.
creative commons contents in Open Design Now:
Thingiverse How the Internet, Sharing and Digital Fabrication are Enabling a New Wave of Open Source Hardware Zach Smith Thingiverse.com was started on a lazy Saturday afternoon in late October 2008. I was at the local hackerspace, NYC Resistor, with … Continue reading
AN OPEN DESIGN BUSINESS MODEL. Enlai Hooi It is still somehow an unusual thought that open design might be considered a viable, possibly even beneficial, strategy for business. The product design industry has been slow to move on the issue … Continue reading
The mediocracy of the middle classes dominates the current mass production design. In a world less controlled by branding and regulations, a new breed of designers can contribute to an altered, more honest economy. An interview with Dutch designer Joris Laarman, … Continue reading
The present copyright system is beneficial for a few best-selling artists while providing no benefits at all for most creative professionals. Joost Smiers explores ways to improve the market, including the financial situation of most artists and designers, and to … Continue reading
Andrew Katz traces the origins of the problems of copyright legislation and practice when confronted with the natural, human, social mode of creative endeavour. Building on developments in open source software, he outlines how designers could benefit from a similar … Continue reading
Creative Commons addresses problems and possibilities of the classic copyright in the digital era. All phases and steps in a design process that are not the physical making nor software can be covered in an open fashion by Creative Commons … Continue reading