2007 March

SXSW: Creative Commons, An Introduction

Jon Phillips, March 2nd, 2007

If you live in Austin, and/or will be at SXSW on March 14 (4:30-6:30 PM at Austin History Center), I’m giving a FREE introduction to Creative Commons in affiliation with EFF-Austin. Here is the quick blurb I wrote up about the presentation:

In this presentation, Jon Phillips, Community Developer for Creative Commons, discusses how Creative Commons enables legal sharing, reuse, and remix. Contemporary relevant topics will be discussed in relationship to artists, musicians and attorneys. Come with your questions as this session will be highly interactive and focused on synthesis.

Also featuring: Entertainment Lawyer Deena Kalai and Attorney Ed Cavazos, Fish & Richardson, P.C.

For more information or to rsvp: rsvpcc at dcitexas.org

Presented by EFF-Austin and The Digital Convergence Initiative.

Jon Lebkowsky from EFF-Austin has written an article in Austin Chronicle which mentions this event and you may track the event on this upcoming.org posting.

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CC music on Dutch public radio

Mike Linksvayer, March 1st, 2007

Marco Raaphorst writes:

VPRO (Dutch public radio, tv and internet – non-profit) will start promoting ‘open content’, Creative Commons music in their radio-show Wissel.

This will only be the first step. I am talking about other open content projects for the Publieke Omroep here in Holland as well. So stay sharp for future updates at this blog. 2007 will be the year of free, open and… music of course :)

This began with a post on Marco’s blog, noticed by VPRO. Way to go!

Previous post on CC music in the Dutch speaking world, including Netwaves on Radio Scorpio, which has since featured an interview with Marco Raaphorst.

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DHTML wizard challenge met!

Mike Linksvayer, March 1st, 2007

A few days ago we announced a new version implemented in Flash of the ccLabs experimental Freedoms License Generator and issued a challenge to DHTML developers to equal the performance and visual improvements of the Flash version, using DHTML.

That didn’t take long. Sylvain Zimmer of Jamendo (see our most recent post about Jamendo’s CC music portal) whipped up a DHTML version of the puzzle pieces interface used in the Freedoms License Generator that is just as slick and fast as our Flash version.

The implementation is not complete — it doesn’t provide copy & paste license HTML — but it proves the point that Flash is unnecessary for this application. The next iteration of the ccLabs project will integrate Sylvain’s code with HTML and metadata generation.

Thanks Sylvain!

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