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!)