Wiki-Conference NYC 2009

In New York this weekend? Head on over to NYC for the 1st Wiki-Conference.  Here are the details: The 1st Wiki-Conference New York will be held over the weekend of July 25-26 2009 at New York University, and hosted by Free Culture @ NYU and Wikimedia New York City. The location for the conference is … Read More “Wiki-Conference NYC 2009”

UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia user over public domain images

Museums, archives, and cultural institutions have been forced to re-examine their relationship with the digital presentation of public domain works in their collections. This has brought the issue of “copyfraud” to the forefront. Recently, the UK’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) threatened legal action under UK law against a Wikipedia user for, among other things, copyright … Read More “UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia user over public domain images”

REMINDER: CC Salon NYC / OVC Pre-party is Thursday Night (+music & beer)

Just a reminder that the Creative Commons Salon NYC / Official Open Video Conference Pre-party is happening Thursday night! I’m also excited to announce that we’ve added a live acoustic set from CC musician Adam McHeffey (of FrostClick fame) as well as lots of cold beer sponsored by blip.tv! Here’s all the info: June’s Salon … Read More “REMINDER: CC Salon NYC / OVC Pre-party is Thursday Night (+music & beer)”

2nd CC Community Call (5/27/09) recording now online

We hosted our second community conference call last Wednesday, May 27. Donors were invited to join members of CC’s staff and board, including CEO Joi Ito and new Board Chair Esther Wojcicki, to discuss organizational updates, including CC Zero, GreenXchange, the future of the CC Network, and an update on the Wikipedia migration to CC … Read More “2nd CC Community Call (5/27/09) recording now online”

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

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 … Read More “Outreach to GFDL licensed wikis: migrate to CC BY-SA by August 1st!”

Wikimedia Foundation board approves license migration

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 … Read More “Wikimedia Foundation board approves license migration”