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To The 2008 Summer Interns

Jennifer Yip, August 22nd, 2008

Last Friday was the last day of Creative Commons’ fourth summer internship program. The staff had the pleasure of working with six accomplished students from various backgrounds and locations. As seen in their active blogging and outreach, they proved to be an asset during our busy summer months. We’d like to thank them each for their diligence at the office and exuberance for free culture.

  • Brian Rowe, a 3L from the University of Seattle School of Law, was our Legal intern.
  • Frank Tobia, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Technology, was a Tech intern.
  • Grace Armstrong, who is attending Yale University in the fall, assisted our ccLearn team.
  • Greg Grossmeier, a graduate student from the University Michigan School of Information, was our Community Development intern.
  • Steren Giannini, from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France, was our other Technology intern.
  • Tim Hwang, from Harvard University, was the Business Development intern.

Special thanks to:

  • Brian for helping to distill the much needed list of “Frequently Frequently Asked Questions;”
  • Frank for improving the curry bot and working on code that will reduce the duplicated code in our licensing interfaces;
  • Grace for bringing an inquisitive eye to the international issues in the realm of ccLearn and open education;
  • Greg for driving Case Studies, PDregistry.ca and ccHost 5 forward with his mad bug reporting and triaging skills;
  • Steren for improving our internal task tracking system and making the deeds and license chooser validate as XHTML+RDFa;
  • and thanks to Tim for all his hard work on the Case Studies and Metrics projects and for helping plan the next wave of CC business development.

We were truly impressed by all your great work, and look forward to seeing each of you again in the near future!

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Seesmic Adds Creative Commons License Support

Jon Phillips, July 16th, 2008

Super cool video conversation site Seesmic just rolled out its most requested feature today, Creative Commons licensing of course! Seesmic added all 6 primary licenses as option and CC Attribution 3.0 as default license for videos uploaded. “This means you determine how other people can use your content. Your choices are now between six combinations of Creative Commons licenses, and “All Rights Reserved,” says Jeremy Vaught from Seesmic.

Joi already beat me to the punch in blogging about this and posted up a video. If you head over to my site or Joi’s and you can see also the video that Loic shot with me at the CC office in San Francisco yesterday.

And, if you head over to Seesmic’s main page right now, they have a community video discussion with a fair use and copyright expert (~3:30 PM PST).

Tim “ROFLcon” Hwang and I have been working with Seesmic to add this over the last few weeks and they rocked it out pretty quick! Joanne and Loic followed up with me noting where they added CC support, which is cool for others in similar position to note as well because Seesmic relies heavily at present on Flash video (like Youtube and others) and Flash-based interface elements:

  • Either logged in or out you see a link where it says’s Some Rights Reserved at www.seesmic.com
  • When a community member goes to post a video there is a small icon that defaults to the Attribution license, but one may click, scroll down to see the other license options and learn more.
  • Community members also access CC on their profile page and in the embeddable player, where the license option links out to the selected CC license deed page.
  • You can read more about our announcement at http://blog.seesmic.com/.
  • Also added to CC our Terms of Service (ToS) with links to CC’s site where appropriate: http://www.seesmic.com/docs/TOS.html

As such, IANAL, and CC doesn’t provide legal support. These are just notes on how Seesmic has integrated CC licensing.

CC integration should be rewarded with traffic, right! Head on over there and start posting videos. Oh, and if you want to know the verb form of Seesmic, its to Seesmic.

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