Submissions due April 26. Head on over to the complete CFP. The program chairs are Jonathan Zittrain, Oxford University, UK, Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and Giorgos Cheliotis, Singapore Management University, Singapore. This is a fantastic opportunity for researchers studying the commons to share with peers in this highly interdisciplinary field.
Submissions are due April 26. This track should make iSummit 2008 the most exciting so far. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: Studies on the use and growth of open/free licensing models; Critical analyses of the role of Creative Commons or similar models in promoting a free culture; Building innovative technical, legal or … Read More “CFP: First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture”
There’s a new mailing list spearheaded by Giorgos Cheliotis (see past posts concerning his research) has been set up for researchers critiquing, investigating, quantifying, or otherwise researching Creative Commons and the commons more broadly. Researchers from all fields are welcome. Visit commons-research to join (thanks again to ibiblio for hosting this and many other CC-related … Read More “commons-research list”
Giorgos Cheliotis‘ group at Singapore Management University has launched a site for their Participatory Media Lab, featuring a working paper on ccMixter reuse patterns titled Remix Culture: Creative Reuse and the Licensing of Digital Media in Online Communities (pdf) and including data and visualizations from this and earlier research on open content, previously blogged here … Read More “Participatory Media Lab launch with ccMixter analysis”
At the CC Greece launch Diomidis Spinellis presented a very interesting (but crude, with many caveats) look at CC adoption worldwide: To compile the metrics I used the Internet Systems Consortium July 2007 list of top-level domain names by host count distribution. From that I selected the 71 domains with more than 100,000 hosts. I … Read More “"creative commons" percentage by top level domain”
As Creative Commons approaches its 5th birthday it makes sense for papers to appear with titles like Taking Stock of the Creative Commons Experiment: Monitoring the Use of Creative Commons Licenses and Evaluating Its Implications for the Future of Creative Commons and for Copyright Law. This paper, presented a few days ago at TPRC 2007 … Read More “Taking Stock of the Creative Commons Experiment”
It has been a long time since we’ve posted a proper update on Creative Commons license adoption statistics, so a presentation on this topic was eagerly awaited at this year’s Creative Commons international meetings at the iSummit. I led off with an overview presentation (PDF; Scribd; Slideshare). Here are the major points: Metrics based on … Read More “Creative Commons statistics@iSummit 2007”