January 1st is Public Domain Day, as noted by copyrightwatch.ca: Welcome to 2008, and let’s welcome into the Public Domain thousands, indeed millions, of creative works from the collective cultural past of our little planet and its many countries. Yes, it’s January 1st, Public Domain Day in most countries of the world, where copyright runs … Read More “Happy Public Domain Day!”
A great announcement from the microformats community today concerning use of the CC Public Domain Dedication. Today we are changing the microformats wiki to require that all contributions be placed into the public domain. This means that any page created, or any content added to the microformats wiki from here forward is placed into the … Read More “Making open standards as open as possible”
SCRIPT-ed, an open access journal covering a broad range of topics relating to law and technologies has begun to publish its content under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. The journal, based out of the University of Edinburgh School of Law, examines issues including intellectual property, digital copyright, free expression, free software, privacy and public health. … Read More “SCRIPT-ed Journal Licenses Content with CC”
Creative Commons’ CTO Nathan Yergler will be joining policy-makers and digital innovators at the first COMMUNIA workshop on “Technology and the Public Domain” on January 18th in Turin, Italy, to speak about the latest developments in CC metadata. The workshop, organized by Politecnico di Torino, aims at engaging in the international debate about the “digital … Read More “COMMUNIA Workshop: Technology and the Public Domain”
In addition to releasing most of their library website content under a Creative Commons license, the Duke University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office has been posting a series of helpful “Copyright Widgets.” These short, information-packed notes provide some extremely useful copyright guidance to educators, researchers and others looking for digestible clarification on some complicated legal issues. … Read More “Duke Scholarly Communications Weekly Copyright Widget”
Manu Sporny of Digital Bazaar just posted an entirely non-technical video explaining the Semantic Web. The video and all of its source material are available under a CC Attribution-ShareAlike license for sharing and remixing. Quote from the video: If you can open a web browser, you can understand the Semantic Web. CC has been using … Read More “An Introduction to the Semantic Web … for noobs”
ACIA: International Workshop on Asia and Commons in the Information Age hosted in Taipei January 19-20 (previously announced here) is now open for registration. The organizers have also announced a poster contest (deadline: January 11) and a case study project (deadline: December 31). Check out the workshop program.