Those who aren't on the Creative Commons community list might be interested in 
this post below announcing the much anticipated release of Creative Commons 
Noncommercial Survey results.

Jessica Coates
Project Manager
Creative Commons Clinic
Queensland University of Technology
ph: 07 3138 8301
fax: 07 3138 9395

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mike Linksvayer
Sent: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 1:11 AM
Subject: [cc-community] Defining "Noncommercial:" A Survey of How the Online 
Population Defines "Noncommercial" Use

Creative Commons is pleased to announce the publication of a new
study, undertaken with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation and the in collaboration with Netpop Research, entitled

Defining "Noncommercial:" A Survey of How the Online Population
Defines "Noncommercial" Use,

The Report details the results of a research study launched in
September 2008 to explore differences between "commercial" and
"noncommercial" uses of content found online, as those uses are
understood by various communities in connection with a wide variety of

The study investigated understandings of noncommercial and use the the
Creative Commons "NC" license term through empirical online surveys of
content creators and users in the U.S., open access (non random) polls
of global "Creative Commons Friends and Family," interviews with
thought leaders, and focus group discussions with participants from
around the world who create and use a wide variety of online content.

Visit the study home page to access the Press Release, Report, Survey
Appendix, and Research Data:

Read the full Creative Commons blog post:

Thanks to everyone on this list who participated in one of the focus
groups or online surveys or helped spread the word about them!

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