Alex Gakuru
Alex Gakuru

Alex is an activist for openness and transparency and consumer empowerment. He discovered that Creative Commons responded well to his content aspirations on the belief that while “content is king” really, “context rules” as dictated by the creators and/or if with consumers’ contribution. His job entails strengthening, widening and deepening Creative Commons’ embrace across Africa.

He serves as Africa Representative- ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, Council Member – Free and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Chair – Broadcasting Content Advisory Council, CCK (converged state regulator), ED- CODE-IP Trust, Kenyan non-profit catalysing enabling environment for local content development and its intellectual property protection. Consultant on ICT solutions, computer programming and digital content development.

Gakuru enjoys creative company; programmers, movie makers, artistes, artists, poets, bloggers, writers and publishers and others, and frequently contributes on technology to various media outlets. He enjoys reading, listening to music and swimming.

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Música Lliure II

Música Lliure II is a terrific new CD of Creative Commons-licensed jazz music by Catalan artists like Elisabet Raspall, Karion, Ismael Duenas, Joan Diaz, and La Orquesta de la Muerte (with a bonus contribution from Brazil’s Gilberto Gil). Produced by FOBSIC and Enderrock, the disc is available for free with the current issue of blues … Read More “Música Lliure II”

Música Lliure II

Música Lliure II is a terrific new CD of Creative Commons-licensed jazz music by Catalan artists like Elisabet Raspall, Karion, Ismael Duenas, Joan Diaz, and La Orquesta de la Muerte (with a bonus contribution from Brazil’s Gilberto Gil). Produced by FOBSIC and Enderrock, the disc is available for free with the current issue of blues … Read More “Música Lliure II”

Música Lliure

The April issue of Catalonian music magazine Enderrock includes a terrific article about Creative Commons and comes with a CD entitled Música Lliure, which features 19 CC-licensed songs from acts like Cheb Balowski, Dijous Paella, and Orxata Sound System. The CD’s bonus track, Gilberto Gil’s “Oslodum,” provides a sonic — and ideological — link to … Read More “Música Lliure”

Música Lliure

The April issue of Catalonian music magazine Enderrock includes a terrific article about Creative Commons and comes with a CD entitled Música Lliure, which features 19 CC-licensed songs from acts like Cheb Balowski, Dijous Paella, and Orxata Sound System. The CD’s bonus track, Gilberto Gil’s “Oslodum,” provides a sonic — and ideological — link to … Read More “Música Lliure”

Podcasting Legal Guide

Creative Commons, Vogele & Associates, and the Berkman Center’s Clinical Program in Cyberlaw have published a Podcasting Legal Guide to provide general information to podcasters about legal issues they may need to consider. The guide is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license. To coincide with the release of the Podcasting Legal Guide, Creative … Read More “Podcasting Legal Guide”

Diesel-U-Music

The 2006 edition of the popular international music contest Diesel-U-Music is open to unsigned artists playing rock, urban/hip-hop, and electronic music. All of the songs entered into this year’s contest will be licensed under CC’s Attribution-NonCommercial license, so they can be legally shared, reused, and remixed by people around the world. Go to diesel-u-music.com from … Read More “Diesel-U-Music”

Sistema de Internet de la Presidencia, Mexico

INTERVIEW BY CC Mexico The Sistema de Internet de la Presidencia (or Presidency Internet System) (“SIP”) is the office in charge of generating and publishing all of the Mexican President Vicente Fox’s content and information over the Internet. They host and maintain various websites including the Presidency’s main website, “México en Línea” the Presidency’s Internet … Read More “Sistema de Internet de la Presidencia, Mexico”