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'Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons' now on MIT World

From the Science Commons blog … Now up on MIT World, “Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons.” The Web cast is from the April 28, 2007 panel discussion featuring Creative Commons‘ own Hal Abelson, William Uricchio (who moderated the event), Wendy Gordon, Gordon Quinn, and Pat Aufderheide. From the Web site: “Moderator William Uricchio … Read More “'Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons' now on MIT World”

Creative Commons 1967

At this weekend’s Singularity Summit in San Francisco, “openness” of all sorts — open source, open access, open content, transparency — seems to be considered an uncontroversial and important part of making “AI and the future of humanity” a good one, for example: If the singularity is in fact near, the fundamental tools of information, … Read More “Creative Commons 1967”

CC@WIPO Information Seminar on Rights Management Information: Accessing Creativity in a Network Environment

I will be speaking on “Emerging Fields of Application for RMI: Search Engines and Users” at the upcoming WIPO Information Seminar on Rights Management Information: Accessing Creativity in a Network Environment September 17 in Geneva. The seminar is free and open to the public with pre-registration. Andres Guadamuz, co-director of the AHRC Research Centre for … Read More “CC@WIPO Information Seminar on Rights Management Information: Accessing Creativity in a Network Environment”

Sony uses CC in Blu-ray marketing campaign

Sony Europe is releasing marketing assets for its Blu-ray Disc format under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license as an integral part of its campaign: “By creating assets available exclusively online and licensing them under Creative Commons, we are encouraging increased interaction between Sony and our target audience,” says James Kennedy, General Manager for Communications Europe … Read More “Sony uses CC in Blu-ray marketing campaign”

Internet Archive web-based upload

The Internet Archive has been the most important repository of Creative Commons licensed media since Creative Commons launched over 4 1/2 years ago. However, their ftp-based upload was a barrier to those unfamiliar with that pre-web technology and the Internet Archive’s upload workflow. A small price to pay for otherwise free access to the repository … Read More “Internet Archive web-based upload”