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Celebrate CC globally and virtually

Melissa Reeder, December 7th, 2006

Creative Commons’ 4th Birthday Party is on December 15th. If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area come celebrate with the CC SF staff at Songbird, the company that brought you the super cool media player. They have generously offered to host our party.

The details:
What: Creative Commons Turns Four!
When: Friday, December 15, 2006, 9pm until 2am
Where: Songbird – 777 Florida Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA
Please RSVP to party@creativecommons.org as space is limited.
Since most of CC’s supporters are spread out around the world we thought that it would be awesome to see how many of our international affiliates would interested in hosting CC celebrations of their own!. So even though you may not be able to attend the SF party don’t fret because there are now CC Celebration parties in Warsaw, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Portugal (as part of their initial launch), and New York City. If you don’t see a party in you country, talk to your nearest CC affiliated jurisdiction project lead about having a party or just meeting up in an informal place like your local coffee shop, friend’s house or bar.

If you are unable to make any of those locations but can make it virtually then we can accomodate that too!

Come celebrate with Larry Lessig, Creative Commons’ CEO, Jimmy Wales and Joi Ito to take part in this virtual birthday bash. We will be streaming San Francisco’s live festivities into Second Life. Teleport directly to our land at 9-10pm PST on Kula Island to see the live stream, listen to music, and chat with a few of our favorite progressive thinkers and free culture fans.

As a way for all the global commoners to be able to celebrate together we are asking that everyone document their celebrations with videos and photographs. Upload them with the tag “ccb-day”, “city” (i.e. Berlin), and any other identifying tags, so we can pick them up and channel them through Stage6, the video and image content platform. If you would like to upload to Stage6 directly the format is DiVX. If you are unfamiliar it’s easy to use and they have help for both Macs and PC. The open source application for PC’s is Dr. DiVX and they have how-to videos for Dr. DiVX as well. also host informational videos. We are also encouraging commoners to support CC by uploading a short video or written testimonial about you support CC and use “cc” “testimonial” “city” and any other identifying tags. We want to know your stories and share them with the rest of the world.

4 Responses to “Celebrate CC globally and virtually”

  1. Sounds like a good time; I’m encouraging the members of my band that will be in town to show up. Where do we post written testimonials?

  2. Poeloq says:

    No parties in London?

  3. pinna says:

    No video for Linux users?

    I make music, and I choose free, Creative Commons licenses for my works.

    I use a computer, and I choose to use free-licensed software and operating system, e.g. Linux.

    I’m very sad in reading that Creative Commons chooses to establish partnership with Linux-unfriendly platforms. That makes impossible for me to fully enjoy this celebration.

    I read at http://stage6.divx.com/faqs:
    “To upload videos to the Stage6 site, you need the DivX Content Uploader. Unfortunately, video uploading from a Mac is not currently available”
    So, not only they don’t support Linux, they don’t even mention it.

  4. FYI, there is an alpha linux client for Second Life: http://secondlife.com/community/linux-alpha.php

    Happy Birthday, Creative Commons! And all the best for the future! I’ll be there rocking at the virtual party.

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