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Free Software Foundation introduces RDF for GNU licenses

About CC

We’re very happy to note that the Free Software Foundation has introduced RDF for GNU licenses. This means the FSF has described each of its licenses at a high level in the same “machine readable” framework that CC uses to describe our licenses. CC worked with the FSF to extend our vocabulary for describing copyright…

Adam Curry wins again!

About CC

This post is written and translated by Paul Keller of CC Netherlands, first posted in Dutch on the CC Netherlands blog earlier today. Regarding one of the quotes below, to be clear, note CC licenses do not override fair use. … Adam Curry wins again! by Paul Keller In 2006 Adam Curry initiated and won…

ccSalon SF next Wednesday (6/24/09)

Events

We hope you can join us next Wednesday for June’s ccSalon SF! We’ll be exploring the digital intersection of art, history, and culture, and how CC can play a defining role in enriching all three. Our presenters for the evening: * Francesco Spagnolo, Director of Research and Collections at the Magnes Museum in Berkeley. *…

Cologne Commons: Festival for Free Music

Events, Open Culture

We’re counting down the days until June 12, when the free music festival Cologne Commons kicks off in Germany’s metropolis on the Rhine. The festival invites netlabels, musicians, and business developers alike to the two-day conference and party in Cologne. Sessions cover key topics in the free music scene, like mobile music, games, the legal…

CC in Torino, June 26-30

Events

Photo by Chensiyuan / CC BY-SA Two fantastic Creative Commons and related events happening in Turin, Italy late this month, with registration deadlines fast approaching. June 26 is a one day CC Technology Summit. This is the place to be for learning how CC and others are using the Semantic Web to support open and…

Public (UK) perception of copyright, public sector information, and CC

About CC

The UK Office of Public Sector Information has published a report on public understanding of copyright, in particular Crown Copyright, the default status of UK government works … and Creative Commons. It contains interesting findings, though I really wish it had included two additional questions. Among the general (UK) public, 71% agree that government should…

CC as a hybrid organization and a tool for hybrids

About CC

Used in connection with Creative Commons the word “hybrid” has typically denoted an “economy” or “models” involving both sharing and commerce. Over half of CC founder Lawrence Lessig’s most recent book is devoted to exploring this sort of hybrid — see Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. CC licenses are a…