I was discussing the act of extended online reading and its practicalities with my no-tech grandfather the other day (one of our ongoing business and technology conversations). The talk led me back to Cory Doctorow’s speech at the O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference earlier this year.
I’ve been reading back over it, and it is just fascinating. As a creator, copyright is a scary thing to give up, but fitting it to your whims with a Creative Commons license is certainly an interesting scenario (at least for this born worrywort). I’m somewhat surprised that someone hasn’t taken this and ran with it in the comics field yet. Especially since as an industry, we don’t have a whole lot to lose (unless you’re Marvel or DC).
I’ve been talking about releasing my Lorenzo idea under a Creative Commons license, not only for a free download, but to see how far it goes around the world. I may even like to see what others can do with my work. Imagine an editable PDF for translators to make international editions. Or for people to print off as ashcans for their local comic shop/group to enjoy. The possibilities are endless.
I’m just thinking about things; I got to finish all my other work up first before I go with this one (cough Golden Boy cough)!
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