Creative Commons

OPEN DESIGN – The Economics of Giving Things Away

Open Design - Wirtschaften mit freien Produkten - The Economics of Giving Away, a downloadable book on Creative Commons Licensing


Concept: Magdalena Reiter
Design: Florian Hauer
Illustration: Katrin Schubert

Realized with the help of CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria und CREATE BERLIN.

This booklet was published under a Creative Commons / CC BY 3.0 License.
What it stands for: German | English.


Searchable Full-Text Works | English

Projekt Gutenberg

Free E-Books of Classical Works: English | German

The Library of Congress – America Memory

Open access database of media documenting the American experience

on the web


Mailing list | lively and welcoming group of 1,600+ helpful translation professionals | membership required | sign up here


The KudoZ™ network provides a framework for translators and others to help each other with translations, explanations, and interpretations of terms and short phrases. | Forum text search does not require membership. | List language: English

Subtitle and Caption
crowd-sourcing platforms


Volunteers create subtitles and captions to make videos accessible to Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing, audiences around the world. | Hosts the subtitling communities of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ability Magazine, DOIT, WikiTongues, Mozilla,, and others. | Membership required | Website


Fan and volunteer-driven community segmenting and subtitling for global TV. | Offerings include anime, dorama, lakorn, and K-dramas. | Membership required | Community language: English | Website

Tools for Translators

International PEN, the worldwide association of writers, was founded to promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere. The PEN Translation Committee advocates for literary translators, working to foster a wider understanding of their art and offering professional resources. Digital archive | Checklist how to negotiate contracts | Model contract for literary translators in the US.

How to Buy

ata – American Translators Association

Two miniguides by the American Translators Association explain what to look for in a translation and a translator, helping non-linguists get the most out of translations. | Website

Miniguide »Translation – Getting it Right«
US version | German version
Miniguide »Translation – Buying a Non-Commodity«


Participatory Culture


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