CIPPIC launches Canadian Creative Commons licence

| September 30, 2004
As part of an international movement to expand the public domain and to give creators more control over the uses to which their digital works may be put, CIPPIC has released a series of copyright licences for use by Canadian creators under the "Creative Commons" banner. Each licence enables the creator to reserve certain rights in their works (e.g., no commercial exploitation), but also, unlike the standard "All Rights Reserved" approach under copyright law, to permit certain uses (e.g., non-commercial sharing) that would otherwise constitute copyright infringement. See the CIPPIC webpage on Creative Commons for more information.