A Canadianized version of the Creative Commons was launched today through efforts of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). Many of you are familiar with the original Creative Commons, however, if not:

“… the Canadian Creative Commons (cc-ca) licence will enable Canadian digital creators to independently construct and attach copyright licences to their works. Read: No lawyers required! The cc licence has been embraced by creators world-wide and can currently be found in use on over 3,000,000 digital artworks ranging from text to sound to computer graphics as well as the websites through which they are promoted.”

Additionally, on the site there are good references to basic information regarding open source licenses. If you are developing any digitally accessible resources, and would like to extend your ideas to the general public (with a number of different options), be sure to check out the Creative Commons.