French Ministry of Culture and Communication embraces CC licenses (and makes a cool video)

Aurélie Filippetti – Salon du Livre 2014 / ActuaLitté / CC BY-SA In late 2013, we blogged about a set of initiatives that French minister of culture and communications Aurélie Filippetti had unveiled. Together, the initiatives represented a commitment to a more creative, more open France. And they also represented a strong commitment to helping … Read More “French Ministry of Culture and Communication embraces CC licenses (and makes a cool video)”

New pilot project allows collecting society SACEM members to use Creative Commons licenses

A new pilot project between Creative Commons, Creative Commons’ legal affiliate in France, and the French collecting society SACEM allows SACEM members to license their works under one of the three non-commercial CC 3.0 licenses. Previously, authors and composers of musical works represented by SACEM (the biggest French collecting society) were prevented from using any … Read More “New pilot project allows collecting society SACEM members to use Creative Commons licenses”

Improbable Match: CC And Collecting Societies In Europe

When the French music group Petit Homme signed a special contract with Sacem, the French collecting society for music composers, some saw the contract’s exclusion of the group’s internet rights as a step towards compatibility between collecting societies and CC: authors could control of their internet rights while collecting societies would handle the remaining rights … Read More “Improbable Match: CC And Collecting Societies In Europe”

CC Salon Paris on October 15

CC France is organizing the first CC Salon in Paris on October 15, 2008, in partnership with La Cantine by Silicon Sentier. At a moment where copyright laws are becoming always more restrictive, in particular in France with the HADOPI initiative, this event will give the opportunity to the Creative Commons community to reaffirm its … Read More “CC Salon Paris on October 15”