From the Science Commons blog: A recent incident in the blogosphere has sparked a discussion on the role of copyright and fair use laws in the digital world. Last week, Shelley Batts – a PhD student – was accused of a fair use violation for pulling a figure and a chart from a scientific paper … Read More “Science Commons News: Copyright and fair use in the blogosphere”
Well it is now day 4 of the campaign and we’ve raised $7058. Needless to say the momentum that we originally experienced has waned. The importance of this cause however has not and that is why we are not relenting. The CCi affiliates need to be at the iCommons iSummit to debate and discuss the … Read More “Day 4: CC Chile”
Yesterday was another excruciatingly slow day for the campaign. We’ve now raised $6,818. At this rate over three days, we will fall short of our two week goal by a whopping $18,192, which will clearly not enable us to fund scholarships for all of our international volunteers who should be at the iSummit — to … Read More “Day 3: CC Taiwan”
Sony has launched eyeVio, a CC-enabled video sharing site, which looks like a very slick (massive use of DHTML, AJAX, rounded corners, and other Web 2.0 techniques) and Japanese language only YouTube. eyeVio enables choosing any of the six main CC licenses when uploading a video. Here’s the John Perry Barlow/Jack Valenti video played at … Read More “Sony launches CC-enabled video site”
Day one of our two week/$50,000 Creative Commons International affiliate iSummit scholarship campaign exceeded expectations, but yesterday was a big letdown. We’ve raised $6,618 in two days. At this rate we will not be able to end the campaign early and will end up $3,674 short. (Please help!) As promised, we’re going to profile Creative … Read More “Day 2: CC Hungary”
On May 19 and 20, Creative Commons will be at Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. The event, organized and hosted by the good people at Make Magazine, “celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.” Come visit us at our booth and learn more about what we’re up to.
Yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times had a good article about Flickr that emphasized the value of Creative Commons licensing. It’s a magnificent library of stock art. The big point of Flickr is to allow photographers of all skill levels to share their pictures with the world. And the folks behind Flickr back this concept up with a … Read More “Chicago Sun-Times on Flickr”