Thursday, August 28, 2008

Where to find Bruce Hornsby lyrics

Just a quick annoyance-dump kind of post. I just needed to get the actual lyrics and tabs for Bruce Hornsby's "Mandolin Rain." Typing the phrase "bruce hornsby lyrics" into Google is a sad mistake, as the first god-unknown number of links are complete spam (and have errors, to boot!). What's odd is that Google does not rank Bruce's official site (warning: audio on opening!) or searchable lyrics. So, I'm linking Bruce Hornbsy's official lyrics from my blog in hopes of giving it a bit more Google-juice.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Creative Commons and Derivitave Works - A Question

Let's say I intend to republish or derive a new work from an existing Creative Commons licensed work. For instance, I could be placing someone's text over someone else's photos....a simple CC-enabled task.

What if, however, in the process, I make changes to the text in the form of spelling, grammar, or punctuation corrections.

Have I created a derivative work? A new work? Have I violated any CC ideals? Do I need to obtain a new license to display the different work? Are such things already provided for in CC language?

If anyone has any insight, by all means, leave a comment.