How Creative Commons saved Ficlets

Robotech sez, "In '07, Boing Boing covered, a Creative Commons-based project with involvement by John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton, in which people could write stories in 1024-byte chunks, including ones based on other peoples' stories.

In early 2009, AOL shuttered Ficlets–but the CC license came to the rescue, allowing its contents to be scooped and rehosted elsewhere. 3 mo. later, a new version of the site launched:

I wrote this piece going into more detail about how the CC license saved Ficlets."

Microfiction writing site 22,000 ficlets in and still going

(Thanks, Robotech, via Submitterator!)