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This article was published on February 18, 2009


    Tweetcc: Creative Commons for your Tweets

    Tweetcc: Creative Commons for your Tweets
    David Petherick
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    David Petherick

    Scotsman David Petherick is a director & co-founder of several companies, and provides social media strategy & visibility services. Scotsman David Petherick is a director & co-founder of several companies, and provides social media strategy & visibility services. David became known as ‘The Digital Biographer’ after a 2007 BBC radio interview, speaks Russian, wears the Kilt, and is a co-author for the books 'Age of Conversation 2.0, & 3.0'.

    I was given interesting business card just the other day – it had ‘standard’ details on one side, but a tweet about the card’s owner on the other. I was reminded of this card when I came across TweetCC today, which allows you to license your tweets (they’re your intellectual property, remember) using a Creative Commons license.

    tweetCC | Publish & license tweets with Creative Commons

    The idea came to the founders, Andy Clarke and Brian Suda, based in well-known European tech hotspots Wales and Iceland, following a conversation on Twitter between them. Andy wanted tweets and avatars for a new book. His publisher needed him to get permissions to republish and that meant asking everyone. This was, not to put too fine a point on it, a pain. Brian agreed.

    They thought: “It would be nice if twitter could allow for a CC or other license on your content, then people don’t have to ask.

    So TweetCC.com was born this morning. You can also follow @tweetcc on twitter, of course.

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