Originally posted 2008-06-04 22:41:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Mr. Boing-Boing himself is rewriting the rules about creativity, copyright and keysh:

Remember four weeks ago when I told you that my young adult novel Little Brother made the New York Times bestseller list? Well, I’ve just heard from my publisher that it’s about to go into its fourth week on the list, having climbed to position eight! Color me ecstatic! My sincere thanks to all of you who talked about the book, gave it to your friends, sent it to teachers and librarians, and downloaded it — you all helped make this the first-ever Creative Commons-licensed novel to get on the NYT list!

Creative Commons is an alternative that creators can choose to the draconian legal regime of statutory copyright, if you didn’t know.  I don’t always agree completely with Cory Doctorow, and sometimes I think he’s really off base, but this is pretty neat.

By Ron Coleman

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