Statistics of license use
ml at creativecommons.org
Fri Jun 11 13:04:13 EDT 2004
> I was wondering whether you had any statistics on the usage of different
> creative common licenses....and to take it one step further, on the
> application of these licenses to different creative works - i.e. music
> files vs photos vs video, etc.
> Is this being kept track of, and/or is it accessible somehow?
The creator of NewsBruiser weblog application did some research on his
own as he prepared to add CC licensing to his software
<http://www.crummy.com/2004/05/24/1> and I pointed him to some better
data, resulting in <http://www.crummy.com/2004/05/25/2>.
I can tell you *very* roughly that of documents crawled for
<http://search.creativecommons.org> that have document type metadata, it
60% text (web pages, blogs, etc)
I suspect that the vast majority of licensed stuff that doesn't have
document type metadata is text, so my completely off-the-cuff
guesstimate for all CC-licensed stuff out there is 80/5/5/5/5, modulo
arguments over work granularity.
Take all of this with a huge block of salt. Better statistics on
license use would be really cool, but has never quite risen to the point
of working much on it.
If anyone has ideas for doing independent research on CC license use
feel free to post or get in touch, I may be able to provide some guidance.
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