Photo by mecredis (FRED!) licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. For all that did and did not attend the fabulous FreeCulture.org National Conference this year, there is a great blog post that gives a birds eye view of the event last weekend. John Wilbanks from Science Commons presented as well as many others from various projects … Read More “FreeCulture.org Post-Conference Plug”
After a brilliant CC Salon in Seoul at the beginning of May, Judge Jongsoo (Jay) Yoon, sent me a URL with the most media I’ve seen captured from one salon. I wish I could have been there to eat some good bibimbap or other dish and talk CC Korea (1 of the 36 CC Project … Read More “CC Salon London and Post-CC Salon Seoul”
From our excellent post at the Robotics Pavilion, the Creative Commons team could watch visitors participate in the huge array of activities, crafts, and inventions featured at last weekend’s Maker Faire in San Mateo. Faire goers wandered the grounds between countless interactive stations to enjoy flame throwers, educational presentations, sewing, silk screening, and the popular … Read More “Tin foil hats and electric giraffes”
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”