Jun 21, 2006

Microsoft to Offer CC License Option in Office Applications

CNET is reporting that Creative Commons and Microsoft will make an announcement today that Microsoft has released a CC Licensing tool for their Office Suite. Users can simply select the appropriate Creative Commons license and it is applied to the document:
"Currently, some Web-based tools let people associate a Creative Commons license with information. But Microsoft is the first vendor to embed a license-selection option inside its applications, said Lawrence Lessig, the founder of the Creative Commons and a Stanford Law School professor.

"This is important to us because a huge amount of creative work is created inside the Office platform. Having a simple way to add Creative Commons licenses obviously helps us spread those licenses much more broadly," Lessig said."

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