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And . . . Japanese Comics

Glenn Otis Brown, June 17th, 2003

And here’s a translation of our comics from our other current iCommons country, Japan. Thanks to Hiroshi Yuki. These are beautiful.

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Finnish Comics

Glenn Otis Brown, June 17th, 2003

Our friends over at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, who are porting the licenses to Finland, have also translated our comic strips explaining the licenses. Very nice.

Under the comics’ license, anyone can make a translation as long as they Share Alike, give us credit, and don’t resell.

What language is next?

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iCommons Japan

Glenn Otis Brown, June 16th, 2003

The porting of the Creative Commons licenses to Japan recently got underway.

Leading the effort is the top-notch Japanese IT research institute Glocom.

Join or follow the discussion.

Read more about iCommons and watch for more countries soon.

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Creative Commons Welcomes Joi Ito to Board of Directors

Matt Haughey, June 16th, 2003

San Francisco- and Tokyo-based venture capitalist, technologist, and
policy expert joins leadership of the Silicon Valley nonprofit

Palo Alto, USA — Creative Commons, a nonprofit
corporation dedicated to expanding the world of reusable content online,
announced today that Joichi Ito has joined its Board of Directors. Ito is
a venture capitalist, technologist, and internationally popular weblogger
and commentator based in California and Japan.

“We are thrilled to have Joi Ito join the team,” said Lawrence Lessig,
chairman of Creative Commons and professor of law at Stanford University.
“His unique breadth of experience in technology, business, and policy —
and his well-earned reputation as an innovator on an international level
— make him a perfect new colleague for our growing organization.”

“Protecting the commons is essential for enabling emerging technologies
and businesses in networked consumer electronics and the Internet,” said
Ito. “It is critical for Japan and the rest of the world to understand
and embrace Creative Commons‚ principles and tools. I am honored to join
this world-class organization to help make it happen.”

Ito joins a Board of Directors that includes Lessig; fellow cyberlaw
experts James Boyle, Michael Carroll, and Molly Shaffer Van Houweling;
public domain web publisher Eric Eldred; filmmaker Davis Guggenheim; MIT
computer science professor Hal Abelson; and lawyer-turned-documentary
filmmaker-turned-cyberlawyer Eric Saltzman.

More about Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito is the founder and CEO of Neoteny, http://www.neoteny.com, a
venture capital firm focused on personal communications and enabling
technologies. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet
Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. In 1997 Time ranked him as a
member of the CyberElite. In 2000 he was ranked among the “50 Stars of
Asia” by Business Week and commended by the Japanese Ministry of Posts
and Telecommunications for supporting the advancement of IT. In 2001 the
World Economic Forum chose him as one of the 100 “Global Leaders of
Tomorrow” for 2002.

More information at http://joi.ito.com.

More about Creative Commons

A nonprofit corporation, Creative Commons promotes the creative re-use of
intellectual works — whether owned or public domain. It is sustained by
the generous support of The Center for the Public Domain and the John D.
and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Creative Commons is based at
Stanford Law School, where it shares staff, space, and inspiration with
the school’s Center for Internet and Society.

More information at http://creativecommons.org.

Contact

Glenn Otis Brown
Executive Director
Creative Commons
1.650.723.7572 (tel)
1.415.336.1433 (cell)
glenn -AT- creativecommons.org

Joichi Ito
jito -AT- neoteny.com

Neeru Paharia
Assistant Director
Creative Commons
1.650.724.3717 (tel)
1.510.823.1073 (cell)
neeru -AT- creativecommons.org

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Paul Ford on the Public Domain

Matt Haughey, June 16th, 2003

Paul Ford, the author, designer, and programmer of the wonderful Ftrain website recently discovered his site’s logo image was also being featured on a new singer-songwriter’s CD. His response for readers is an amusing lesson in the wonders of the public domain.

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Joi Ito Joins Creative Commons Board

Glenn Otis Brown, June 16th, 2003

We’re honored to announce that Joi Ito, venture capitalist, blogger, and tech Renaissance man, has joined our Board of Directors.

Ito is the founder and CEO of Neoteny, a venture capital firm, and has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage, and Infoseek Japan. In 1997 Time ranked him as a member of the CyberElite. In 2000 he was ranked among the “50 Stars of Asia” by Business Week and commended by the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications for supporting the advancement of IT. In 2001 the World Economic Forum chose him as one of the 100 “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” for 2002.

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lightningfield.com

Matt Haughey, June 12th, 2003

This week we’re pointing out the hundreds of photographs taken by freelance writer David Gallagher. His site, lightningfield.com, has been up for the past two and a half years and features photographs and insights from his daily life. There are many shots from New York and photos from various trips worth enjoying and sharing.

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Jeff Bezos Recommends Cory Doctorow

Glenn Otis Brown, June 10th, 2003

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos recently gave NPR listeners a recommendation for summer reading: the Creative Commons-licensed novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow. (Bezos also gave a nod to The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro.)

Buy the book, or download it for free — thanks to Cory’s vision and our license.

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Instant Karma

Glenn Otis Brown, June 6th, 2003

I’m at the University of California @ Irvine’s Humanities Research Institute talking with some good folks about humanities education and technology.

I did a short presentation about Creative Commons this morning, and by the time I’d wrapped up, conference participant Joe Futrelle, who is technical lead of Digital Library Technologies at NCSA, had licensed several of his own tunes. Joe says he wishes our licensing process were even quicker.

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Guardian Unlimited

Press Robot, June 6th, 2003

Drive to put in a good word

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