The Beeb Shall Inherit the Earth

Cory Doctorow claims The Beeb Shall Inherit the Earth over at Wired News. It’s a pretty good article talking about some of the things the BBC has been doing to open up its content to its audience.

America’s entertainment industry is committing slow, spectacular suicide, while one of Europe’s biggest broadcasters — the BBC — is rushing headlong to the future, embracing innovation rather than fighting it.

Unlike Hollywood, the BBC is eager and willing to work with a burgeoning group of content providers whose interests are aligned with its own: its audience.

I am full of admiration for the pioneers working there. Whilst I know they haven’t yet gone all the way with regards to Creative Commons licensing. They have been in close consultation with the UK and Scotland launches of the Creative Commons licensing process, and they have been working on some CC-like licensing, as well as getting clauses in the CC licences specifically addressing the BBC.

1 thought on “The Beeb Shall Inherit the Earth

  1. Having checked the link – maybe… But being state-owned, and therefore supposedly for the benefit of all, the BBC could hardly do other than allow a Creative Commons deal.
    Freeview is hardly a total success yet – not when there are still places 30 miles from London that don’t get a digital signal.

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