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Announcing June’s CC Salon NYC / Official OVC Pre-party

Events

After taking a break for a bit (things have been busy at CC) I’m happy to announce our June Salon, which we’ll be partnering with the Open Video Conference on. Think of it as a Salon and the official OVC pre-party. So come out to have some beers with the CC community watch some cool…

ccSalon SF 6/24/09

Events

We hope you can join us at the next ccSalon SF when we will explore 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. Francesco…

Outreach to GFDL licensed wikis: migrate to CC BY-SA by August 1st!

About CC

To take maximum advantage of Wikipedia’s migration to CC Attribution-ShareAlike, other wikis licensed under the GFDL should, where possible, migrate to CC BY-SA before the deadline set by the GFDL version 1.3 — August 1st. Ideally all works under free (as in freedom) licenses should be freely remixable, greatly increasing the pull of the Free…

The Official Ninth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival is June 3rd in NYC

Events, Open Culture

Every year, Arts Engine produces the fantastic Media That Matters Film Festival. The festival awards and screens a dozen social justice shorts each year and then releases them for sale under our Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license on region-free unencrypted DVDs. This allows educators, fans, and audiences to arrange their own non-commercial screenings of the shorts and help…

Wikimedia Foundation board approves license migration

About CC

The Wikimedia Foundation board has approved the licensing changes voted on by the community of Wikipedia and its sister sites. The accompanying press release includes this quote from Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig: “Richard Stallman’s commitment to the cause of free culture has been an inspiration to us all. Assuring the interoperability of free culture…

Sorry, Mark Helprin, We Don't Write "Free Ware"

About CC

And we’d like to not think of ourselves as blockheads, either. If you came across Mark Helprin’s bizarre Op-Ed from a couple of weeks ago, you might have caught the legendary novelist playing the guilt-by-association-game by arguing that we’re “antagonistic to the authorial right.” In fact its the “authorial right” that makes CC work —…

FSCONS 2009: Call for Participation

Events

Free Culture, Free Software, and Free Content will again join forces under the banner of “Free Society” at FSCONS 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden, 13-15th November.  The organizers, Creative Commons Sweden, Free Software Foundation Europe, and Wikimedia Sverige, have just announced the conference’s Call for Participation. Last year’s conference featured a host of workshops and speakers,…

CC Technology Summit Registration Open

Events

The program for the third CC Technology Summit is coming together and registration is now open. Once again we’re offering a special deal for CC Network members (25€ off the regular price). The Technology Summit is being organized in collaboration with NEXA Center for Internet & Society and the timing makes it possible to attend…

Registration for the Open Video Conference is Open!

Events

The Open Video Conference is a two-day gathering of thought leaders in technology, business, public policy, art, and activism from around the world to explore the future of the moving image. The conference is happening at NYU Law School on June 19th and 20th and will feature keynotes from Clay Shirky, Yochai Benkler and Jon…

CC Technology Summit CFP Extended

Events

The third Creative Commons Technology Summit is coming up in June in Turin, Italy. We’ve extended the CFP deadline by a week to May 1, 2009, so if you’ve been waiting to submit a proposal, get it in now. Full details are available in the wiki, along with video from the previous two events (Mountain…