[cc-devel] CC REST API Updated for Public Domain Mark
john at creativecommons.org
Thu Jan 13 18:07:20 EST 2011
This morning, the CC REST API was updated to include support for the
Public Domain Mark and to deprecate the issuing of the retired Public
Domain Certification and Dedication. We have also added a new element,
`deprecated`, in license responses, that denotes whether or not the
issued license has been deprecated by Creative Commons. These changes
affect all versions of the REST API, excluding 1.0.
The newly added Public Domain Mark license class can be accessed using
the identifier "mark" (e.g.
http://api.creativecommons.org/rest/1.5/license/mark/get). Requests made
with the deprecated license class "publicdomain," are redirected behind
the scenes to the CC0 license class, resulting in a CC0 license
response. For integrating public domain licensing into your
applications, please rely on the Public Domain Mark (license class
"mark") or the CC0 waiver (license class "zero"), depending on your
For more information about the update, consult the full documentation at
http://api.creativecommons.org/docs/. If you have any issues, feature
requests, or questions about the REST API, then feel free to send a
message to the cc-devel mailing list with your questions. To file a bug
report with the REST API, please submit your issue to the API project in
our roundup bug tracker http://code.creativecommons.org/issues/.
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