A brief introduction to business models based on creative commons. ___How business can make more money by sharing___ ___How creative commons can be promoted through illustrating the business potential___
Flat world Knowledge have textbooks freely
available online. They make a profit from selling
physical books, audio books, study guides ect.
Magnatunes let users listen online, and use the
music for non proﬁt and developing projects, using
the CC licens
Once a project becomes commercial or someone
decides to download the music, they have to pay.
Nine Inch Nails let fans freely share
the album Ghosts I-IV, using a
Creative Commons license.
They have made a proﬁt from selling
other products, like a $300 limited
edition delux box set.
ranger rick : http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/rangerrick/
Kyle May: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/kylemay/
Hugo Royer : http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/badaboum6/
wet web work: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/wetwebwork/
The Waving Cat http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/thewavingcat/
Nine Inch Nails: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/nineinchnails/
patrick h. lauke: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/redux/