Ed Felten distills the impact of computers on cultural production and the ensuing debate to its essence: [W]hether IT is primarily a copying machine, or a creative tool The answer to most reading this Creative Commons blog will be obvious, but Felten lays it out in great detail in a talk called Rip, Mix, Burn, … Read More “Copying machine or creative tool?”
IBM assembled a worldwide community of 50 experts in the fields of law, academia, economics, government, technology and others. These experts collaborated with IBMers to discuss the issues, determine the key characteristics of a properly functioning IP marketplace, and establish a blueprint for meaningful change. Throughout May and June 2006, the group collaborated in the … Read More “IBM on "Building a New IP Marketplace"”
Creative Commons Board Chair Joi Ito took some great pictures at a recent CC board meeting. Here’s the Flickr set, all under CC Attribution. Eric Saltzman, Jamie Boyle, Eric Eldred Laurie Racine, Lawrence Lessig Michael Carroll (check out his blog) Joi Ito on Leicaism.
From the Science Commons blog … “Together with SPARC and MIT, we are proud to announce the release of a set of online tools designed to help authors retain rights over their scholarly works, including the right to self-archive their material. The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine is one of these tools, making it easier for … Read More “Science Commons, SPARC Announce New Tools for Scholarly Publishing”
Someone has to pick up the slack on reporting on all of CC Australia’s great work. I guess that will be me. Check out what Jessica Coates said on the cc-community mailing list. Just wanted to drop you a quick line to point out a great collaborative film project CCau took part in over the … Read More “CC Australia and the CC Video Slam!”
Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has a fine blog post in which he describes the Sun’s decision to pursue an “open” strategy rather than prosecute the “open” world and its results: In essence, we decided to innovate, not litigate. Further down: All of which is to say – no amount of fear can stop the rise … Read More “Sun CEO: free media = free software, innovation != litigation”