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Eduserv Foundation

We are excited to announce that CC has received significant support from the Eduserv Foundation. The Eduserv Foundation is “a registered charity that works to realise the benefits of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for learners, researchers and the institutions that serve them.” We are honored to be included among their notable list of grantees. … Read More “Eduserv Foundation”

Brazil's ambassador of music

Today’s San Jose Mercury News has a wonderful article about Brazilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil taking time off for a solo tour. As readers of this blog know, Gil has been a tremendous friend of and influence on Creative Commons. The last three paragraphs of the article concern this, ending with this quote: “I … Read More “Brazil's ambassador of music”

Kompoz

The CC-enabled music collaboration space is heating up. The newest contestant is Kompoz, which features a project/workspace metaphor. Compare and contrast with Splicemusic, Jamglue, and ccMixter.

Show your support for Open Access

From the Science Commons blog: Last month’s National Day of Action for Open Access raised awareness on college campuses nationwide about public access for taxpayer-funded research. Coinciding with this outpouring of support was the presentation of over 24,000 signatures from around the world in support of open access to European research, presented to the European … Read More “Show your support for Open Access”

Derivative music, then and now

Blogger Jim Lippard has put together an interesting mini-essay on derivative musical works and copyright spanning copying among classic rock groups in the 1970s, a 1983 science fiction story about perpetual copyright extension, and recent sampling madness. Read it for a reminder of the need for more reasonable copyright (hence CC) or to pick up … Read More “Derivative music, then and now”

Google Summer of Code 2007!

Creative Commons is again participating in Google’s excellent Summer of Code program as a mentoring organization: students can earn $4500 for working on an open source application for the summer. Check out the CC Summer of Code page for ideas. Student applications are due March 24. Don’t hesitate to drop by #cc on the freenode … Read More “Google Summer of Code 2007!”