Friday, March 10, 2006

Creative Commons on my cranium

Last year for SXSW, I did this to my hair, and then posted thoughts about it.

This year I did this:

Creative Commons logo on my head

Sticking with the iconography, I went with the Creative Commons logo (and for BoingBoing readers, it's bleached, not shaved). I'm not getting paid for it, I'm just a big fan of their work moving beyond the restrictive, anachronistic, and self-defeating standard way of handling copyright. When people ask me about this thing on the back of my head, I'll be handing them a slip of paper that says:

"Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works.

License your work under your terms. Their set of standard licenses will let you share music, photos, movies, and text with anyone while protecting your work by limits you put in place. Available internationally."

What with all the creative types in town for SXSW, I hope to spread the word far and wide.

*Special thanks to mybloody for bleaching my hair and taking pictures


  1. I hate to ask a stupid question, but is that image under a CC license? I don't know how to get to its flickr page and your blog doesn't seem to have a license...

    Cool idea for a cool head!

  2. So you come with closed captioning now?

  3. This image is Creative Commons licensed. Click the picture to go to it on my Flickr page.

    Rampy, I think my body language and voluminous hand gestures get my point across for anyone with a hearing loss of hearing.

  4. Hey, my favorite murse is famous!

  5. That's wickedly amazingly cool!! I'm going to be at SXSW on the tradeshow floor for MusicIP - I'd love it if you came by so I could snap a picture!!

    (seems kind of odd to be asking to take a picture with the back of your head...but it's just too neat a concept/look to pass up!)

    Hope to see you there!!

  6. Oh John,

    You are such a tool for intellectual property reform. :)

    - c

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