1997 Academy Award® winning documentary, “A Story of Healing,” has
been re-released today under a Creative
Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives license (by-nc-nd).
This marks the first time in history that an Academy Award® winning film has been licensed under any Creative Commons license, allowing free and legal distribution of the film via the Internet.
We'll be showing it tonight (Wed. 4/18) at the Creative Commons Salon from 7-9pm at Shine (1337 Mission) in San Francisco, so come by and say hi if you live nearby. If not, feel free to watch the video at the top of this post or on the Interplast website. Or better yet, embed it on your website or blog by going to the film's page on Blip, clicking “Share” and following the instructions.
We hope that by publishing our media under a Creative Commons license we can encourage people to spread the word about Interplast's work.
For this reason, Interplast has licensed thousands of photos and our Flickr photostream (such as all the ones on this blog) and dozens of videos on Blip.tv under a Creative Commons by-nc-nd license. We hope that other nonprofits see the benefit of distributing their photos and videos via the Internet under any of the Creative Commons licenses so that the public can more easily share info about change-makers worldwide.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org, we're happy to explain our reasoning in more detail. And if watching online isn't your style, for a limited time only you can own a DVD of “A Story of Healing” for a suggested donation of $10 or more.