Moving Tales’ Releases Creative Commons Story Material
VANCOUVER – (March 26, 2012) – Innovative iOS content creators Moving Tales’ have released free learning resources based on their world-wide bestselling ‘Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross’ tale. Moving Tales has implemented a “Sharing” section in their recent web site relaunch, whereby the text, images and an innovative lesson plan based on ‘Pedlar Lady’ are released under Creative Commons License. This CC license agreement allows teachers, librarians, parents and creatives from any discipline to legally download, copy, manipulate and ‘share-alike’ the material without fear of copyright infringement.
“Its a lovely idea to ‘return’ the Pedlar Lady story into ‘the commons’.” says Moving Tales’ founder Matthew Talbot-Kelly. “The seeds of the Pedlar Lady tale are found in the oral storytelling traditions and are part of our common cultural legacy. In this digital age, the Creative Commons License makes sense. We are saying, as long as people do not exploit these free resources for commercial gain and they ‘share-alike’, they are free to do what they want with them. We are excited to see what people do with the material – we are anticipating new tellings of the tale, new illustrations, theatrical versions, radio plays, sung versions, and more!”
“The folks at Creative Commons are providing an invaluable service – their licenses provide a free, public, systematic infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. With these, the idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is becoming closer to reality.” says Matthew Talbot-Kelly. “All who download our shared resources have permission to change, adapt, combine, manipulate as they wish, provided they then in turn ‘share-alike’. Thus, teachers are empowered to use the material in the best learning situation possible, without the worry of copyright infringement.”
Moving Tales’ next freely shared Learning Plan and materials will be geared towards younger children and based on “Elly’s Lost & Found Sounds” interactive Ebook.
Moving Tales’ founder Matthew Talbot-Kelly’s short film ‘Blind Man’s Eye’ is now available for download from the Moving Tales’ website under the same Creative Commons license terms.
In addition to the new “Sharing” section of the renewed Moving Tales website, there is a new Blog section, enhanced FAQ section, education and collaboration questionnaires, and Moving Tales’ first social media specific project, the ‘Slow Twitter Project’.
Moving Tales’ participates in Apple’ Educational Discount program whereby schools pay half price.