Here’s a great argument for implementing Creative Commons in the sciences. This video, directed by Jesse Dylan, explains that those information silos that we speak of exist in spades for scientists. Of course, the best line of the video is that “scientists are the ultimate remixers” – cool since I consider myself a scientist at heart.
The Science Commons has been around for a while, however, this video has the potential to go viral, at least for the scientific community. Another video on the Science Commons site further explains the ramifications of the Scholars Copyright Project.
Finally, to nicely wrap up the issue, this article from February 2005 in Scientific American properly frames why Science Commons, and Creative Commons more generally, is needed in the first place.