GOOD Magazine Comes to LA

Francesca Rodriquez, September 14th, 2006

LA CC friends: You are invited to a party this Friday, Sept 16 at St. Vibiana’s in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by GOOD Magazine! In June, we blogged about CC’s participation in the Choose GOOD Campaign, in which you can subscribe to a year of the magazine for $20 and choose a partnering non-profit organization that you want 100% of your subscription fee to go towards helping. So…for $20, subscribers get:

(1) 6 issues of GOOD

(2) Entry to party & free drinks

(3) And all $20 goes to Creative Commons. Subscribe here.


GOOD Magazine comes to LA!

Friday, September 16; 8pm to 2am

St. Vibiana’s, 210 S. Main Street (at 2nd St.), Los Angeles, CA , 90012


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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s “The Concert”

Eric Steuer, September 14th, 2006

Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum‘s website to download “The Concert,” a new classical music podcast offered under the Creative Commons Music Sharing license. The podcast features unreleased live performances by master musicians and talented young artists recorded from the museum’s Sunday Concert Series. “The Concert” includes music by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Chopin for solo piano, orchestra, string quartet, and voice. A new podcast will be posted on the 1st and 15th of every month; users can subscribe to receive free, automatic updates delivered directly to their computers or mp3 players. With “The Concert,” the Gardner Museum becomes the first art museum to encourage sharing and free distribution of its online programming by using a Creative Commons license.

Charlotte Landrum, the museum’s podcast project manager, says:

The single greatest thing about this is that the podcast is providing a really great chance for the public to hear and share recordings that might never have been heard otherwise, that were literally sitting on a shelf in the museum. There are two benefits: first, you get to hear new voices in classical music, artists that might not be distributed as widely on recordings; second, you get to hear master musicians, the ones who are more widely-recorded already, playing things that they may never have released commercially. We’ve already seen these ideas at work with so-called “popular” music online, but this is something new for classical music lovers.

You can read more about this exciting news in our press release.

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Lonely mixter girl

Mike Linksvayer, September 14th, 2006

The videos have been featuring music from ccMixter. Grant Robertson sorts it out:

Ever wondered where to find all that great music used in the Lonelygirl 15 videos? Having spent months looking for songs featured in TV commercials, I totally feel your pain.

(Metric’s beautiful “Grow up and Blow Away”, which was featured for 15 seconds in a Polaroid commercial a few years ago, nearly killed me)

So, if your Jonesing for that sweet music fix you came to the right place.

Get your fix.

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dive into mixtape

Mike Linksvayer, September 14th, 2006

Mark Pilgrim: Freely licensed Creative Commons music that I liked enough to put on a mix tape. With attitude!

Thanks Mark! That’s what I’m talking about.

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Dropping Knowledge’s Living Library

Eric Steuer, September 13th, 2006

Dropping Knowledge has announced that it will soon offer over 600 hours of audio-visual material from the recent Table of Free Voices event under a Creative Commons license. The Table of Free Voices took place in Berlin, Germany on September 9, 2006. At this historic gathering, more than 100 esteemed artists, academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, and activists gathered to answer questions about the state of the world. The recorded results will be published online as the Living Library and offered to the world under CC terms.

This rich archive of thought will certainly be a valuable addition to the commons. Very exciting stuff!

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New World Notes interview with Jonathan Coulton about tomorrow’s concert in Second Life

Eric Steuer, September 13th, 2006

Yesterday, Wagner James Au posted a great interview with Jonathan Coulton up at New World Notes. In it, they talk about tomorrow’s concert.

Don’t forget: Tomorrow, September 14 at 5PM (SL/Pacific), Popular Science and Creative Commons will be hosting a concert at Menorca, in the 3D online digital world of Second Life. The show will feature acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton as well as popular Second Life musicians Melvin Took, Kourosh Eusebio, Etherian Kamaboko, and Slim Warrior.

Previously blogged here.

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Reminder: Tonight is CC Salon, San Francisco

Eric Steuer, September 13th, 2006

If you’re in the Bay Area tonight (Wednesday, September 13, from 6-9pm), please make sure to join us for CC Salon at Shine (1337 Mission Street, between 9th and 10th Streets). Tonight’s event features presentations and performances by Irene McGee, Brian Malow, and Keldamuzik.

Previously blogged (with more information and *lovely* photos) here.

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Lessig LinuxWorld keynote now available

Francesca Rodriquez, September 12th, 2006

Last month, we reported that Creative Commons CEO Larry Lessig delivered a keynote to LinuxWorld. For those of you who could not make it to San Francisco to hear his talk, Free Culture: What We Need From You, you can now watch and download it here from the LinuxWorld website.

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PdfLicenseManager for embedding XMP in PDFs

Mike Linksvayer, September 12th, 2006

Enrico Masala, a researcher at the Internet Media Group of the Politecnico di Torino, home of CC Italy‘s Juan Carlos De Martin, has imported his PdfLicenseManager code into the CC Tools project on sourceforge. PdfLicenseManager provides GUI and command line interfaces for embedding XMP metadata into PDF files.

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Web-based Media Sharing Software ccHost 3.0 Released Today

Jon Phillips, September 8th, 2006

The Open Source engine that powers and the upcoming
Open Clip Art Library infrastructure
received a
major feature release today
. Part of the 3.0 release are native forums,
multi-language support, e-mail notifications, support for XSPF 1.0, amongst
several other wonderful features and bug fixes.

ccHost is a great Open Source project for new and old developers. Please visit
ccHost’s wiki in order
to learn more about the software, and see how to get involved.

The ccHost community’s development plans are ramping up now as there are
several new projects adopting and planning to use this software. Now is the
time to plug into this community in order to help shape its direction so that
you can help your community to legally share the media of your choice through
ccHost and the Creative Commons’ licenses.

UPDATE: We found a bug and so patched this release. Please visit this page to get the updated ccHost 3.0.1.

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