Wikipedia is voting about upgrading the license from GFDL, a fine license, to CC BY-SA, a more modern and easier to understand license.
Arstechnica has the story.
Advertising revenue has collapsed for newspapers (partly due to the economy, partly due to longer-term trends), so what happens next? Two views:
Why iTunes is not a workable model for the news business, by Clay Shirky
Back and forth on the paywall argument, by Charles Arthur
Here is a review and some random commentary about Jamie Boyle’s book The Public Domain:
Is Google committing theft – or ushering in a bright new age?
It’s a rather silly editorial, but it does give a decent basic description of Prof. Boyle’s book.
Occassional links to free culture news headlines, with some light commentary.