Alex Due

Archive for January, 2011

The website lists a hugh number of freely available audio books. The list contains read books by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemmingway, George Orwell, Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and lots of other well known authors.

They recently added “Alice in Wonderland” read by Canadian blogger, author and activist Cory Doctorow.

I just had the idea to create a little graphic that expresses my feelings to Creative Commons licenses. This is the result:

I love Creative Commons

This was quite simple. I downloaded the Creative Commons logo and this graphic of a heart. Then I opened both files using the free vector graphics editor Inkscape, replaced the circle with the heart and made the outline of the heart a bit thicker.

As the graphics of the heart and the Creative Commons logo do not have the threshold of originality, they are in the public domain. The same probably applies to my combination of both. So feel free to use. Be aware, that the Creative Commons logo may be subject to trademark laws. But as one would only use it to promote Creative Commons, I can’t imagine that they would be offended.

Download the SVG vector graphic here. You can use it to export the graphic in any size.

Update February 10th

People from Creative Commons asked me to make a clarification.

The Creative Commons logo is protected by trademark law. Therefore the originality threshold does not apply and the logo is not in the public domain! That is to say, I was not allowed to modify and publish it without explicit permission of Creative Commons. Luckily they seem to like the modified logo and gave me permission to use and share it on my website.

It is import to understand that using the “I love Creative Commons” logo is not suitable to make any work Creative Commons licensed. To license your work you must exactly state under which of the several licenses your work is licensed. The best and easiest way to do this is to use the license chooser on the Creative Commons website.

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Evgeny Grinko is a Russian musician who plays drums for several Moskau-based bands. In autumn 2009 he released his “Cinematic Melodies EP” which can be downloaded from, well, for free of course.

On the 1st of January his “Winter Sunshine EP” was released, which contains five piano pieces. It is also available from

On February 28th Lykke Li’s new album “Wounded Rhymes” will be released. It contains the track “I Follow Rivers” which can be prelistend on or here:

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I Follow Rivers by LykkeLi on

That’s the name of the new music project of former Nine Inch Nails member Alessandro Cortini. This summer he released four tracks of his selftitled first album for free on his website. The album was then released in September. In the meantime a remix version of the album was released, which is completely available for free. Check it out.