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Macaulay on Copyright

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Macaulay’s 1841 speech to the House of Commons on copyright law is often cited and not much read.  In fact, the phrase “cite unseen” gains a new meaning.  That is a shame, because it is masterful.  (And funny.) One fascinating moment?  When Macaulay warns that copyright maximalism will lead to a future of rampant illegality, [...]

Проект змін до ЦК України від Creative Commons Ukraine

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За авторством Токаря Сергія Глава 75 РОЗПОРЯДЖАННЯ МАЙНОВИМИ ПРАВАМИ ІНТЕЛЕКТУАЛЬНОЇ ВЛАСНОСТІ Стаття 1107. Види договорів щодо розпоряджання майновими правами інтелектуальної власності 1. Розпоряджання майновими правами інтелектуальної власності здійснюється на підставі таких договорів: 1) ліцензія на використання об’єкта права інтелектуальної власності; 2) ліцензійний договір; 3) договір про створення за замовленням і використання об’єкта права інтелектуальної власності; 4) договір [...] 2014-07-24T18:37:22Z 2014-07-24T18:11:13Z irynak

Letter to Department of Education on Open Educational Resources As a Priority for Its Discretionary Grant Programs

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Today, Creative Commons and Creative Commons U.S.A. are sending a letter to Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan supporting the Department of Education's (DOE) adoption of the Hewlett Foundation's definition of Open Educational Resources, and asking the Department to require open licenses for works funded by its grants. The full letter is available here. An excerpt follows:

Ethereum – Art Is…

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Here is a contract that allows anyone to define what art is. It contains a single set of twelve statements about art. They are encoded as hexadecimal values which are interpreted as sentences in a simple subset of International Art…Read more ›

REDESIGN ME—線上共同創作和共同設計

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原作 / Maxim Schram http://opendesignnow.org/index.php/case/redesign-me-maxim-schram/線上社群的開放設計在公司間從原本遮遮掩掩產品變成更普遍的事情。舉例來說,荷蘭茶製造商Pickwick使用線上設計和概念社群RedesignMe.com與身為外部設計師、經銷商、消費者的觀眾互動,目標是聚集持股人的投入並引導使用者創新茶產品。他們對於一個將近3500人的社群提出挑戰 : 「創造創新、符合Pickwick的品牌價值之茶概念」。[註 : 現在redesignme.com已改成CMNTY Corporation]閱讀全文 2014-07-23T01:57:00Z dkoooh

第一份CC0官方翻譯版本誕生於荷蘭!

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CC0 (公眾領域貢獻宣告)是Creative Commons於2009年時推出的一項工具,他的設計是使創作者得以貢獻他們的作品成為公眾領域的內容,所憑藉的方式即是由權利人(即宣告者)放棄所有的著作權、著作鄰接權及相關的權利,亦即最大範圍的放棄法律所給予的權利。至於若該拋棄因任何理由而無效,則CC0會成為宣告者(使用CC0此一工具者)所為之准許公眾無條件、不可撤回、非專屬以及為人何目的而無償使用的授權。閱讀全文 2014-07-19T01:11:56Z sunlight

Michael Carroll: “Los derechos de autor deben expirar”

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Imagen CC por Cristopher Dombres. Esta semana, Michael Carroll, fundador y miembro del directorio de Creative Commons, habló frente al Subcomité de Tribunales, propiedad Intelectual e Internet de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, para argumentar contra una nueva extensión de los plazos de protección de copyright. “Desde una perspectiva económica, promover el progreso […]

Ethereum – This Contract Is Art

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Here is a contract that can assert that it is art. init: contract.storage[1000] = "may be" code: if msg.data[0] == "toggle": if contract.storage[1000] == "is": contract.storage[1000] = "is not" else: contract.storage[1000] = "is" It toggles its status as art when…Read more ›

“Why Open?” course now open for sign-up

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Project 365 #303: 301009 Blink And You’ll Miss It! / Pete / CC BY Another run of School of Open courses is starting up in August, September and October! The first course to kick things off is a second iteration of “Why Open?” “Why Open?” was collaboratively developed and facilitated one year ago in August […]

EU commission to member states: Use Open Definition compliant licenses for your Public Sector Information

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Last week the European Commision published Guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the re-use of documents. These Guidelines are intended to help member states with the implementation of the amended Public Sector Information directive that was adopted last year. With these guidelines the Commission hopes to provide ‘reference material for all institutions […]

“Why Open?” course now open for sign-up

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Project 365 #303: 301009 Blink And You’ll Miss It! / Pete / CC BY

Another run of School of Open courses is starting up in August, September and October! The first course to kick things off is a second iteration of “Why Open?” “Why Open?” was collaboratively developed and facilitated one year ago in August 2013; now the facilitators are back to run it a second time from 10 August to 5 September 2014. What is “Why Open?” From its About page,

Why Open? What does open mean? Does it mean free? Does it mean without restriction? What is the role of the producer? What is the role of the consumer? Why is open important? How does open relate to you and your area of expertise?

In this course, we will discuss and answer these questions. With your help, we will explore the different meanings of open in various contexts as well as its benefits and issues. Participants will use open practices to complete a series of open activities that builds into a final project.

Facilitators include Christina Hendricks (Philosophy lecturer at the University of British Columbia), Simeon Oriko (School of Open Kenya Initiative), Jeanette Lee (English lit and writing teacher), and myself.

Read more about the course over at the School of Open blog.

Sign-up is open now through 10 August; to join, simply click the ‘Start Course’ button on the lower left of the course page.

Why the Open Internet Matters for Creative Commons Users and the Public

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Last week, Creative-Commons U.S.A. submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission on Net Neutrality. The full comments, by Michael Carroll and Meredith Jacob, are available here as a PDF. | Excerpt: Creative Commons users in the United States deserve to have the content they create be available over the Internet on the same basis and at the same data rates as content owned or controlled by large commercial interests with the ability to negotiate special terms of Internet access.

Wattpad upgrades to Version 4.0 of CC licenses

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Fiction-writing community Wattpad has upgraded to the Creative Commons Version 4.0 licenses and unveiled several improvements to its CC implementation. As of today, there are 300,000 CC-licensed stories on Wattpad, making this one of the largest adoptions of Version 4.0 to date. From the press release: (72 KB PDF) “The biggest question facing new writers […]

Publieke Consultatie Vertaling 4.0 Licenties

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Eind vorig jaar heeft Creative Commons de nieuwste versie van zijn licenties gelanceerd. Deze licenties zijn het resultaat van een intensieve publieke consultatie die vanaf 2011 liep. Na de lancering van de licenties zijn Creative Commons Nederland en Creative Commons België begonnen deze licenties Linguïstische te vertalen naar het Nederlands. Voordat deze vertalingen officieel erkent […]

Przegląd linków CC #141

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Otwarta edukacja i kultura 1. E-podręcznikom (nie tylko otwartym) poświęcone były dwie ostatnie audycje Człowiek 2.0 w radiu TokFM (do odsłuchania w archiwum). 2. Projekt OER Policy opublikował raport na temat wyłączeń i wyjątków edukacyjnych w prawie autorskim w Europie. Raport aut. Teresy Nobre, prawniczki Creative Commons Portugalia opisuje zróżnicowane problemy i brak kompatybilności między 49 krajami UE w zakresie tego jak prawo […]

European Commission endorses CC licenses as best practice for public sector content and data

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(from the Creative Commons blog) Today the European Commission released licensing recommendations to support the reuse of public sector information in Europe. In addition to providing guidance on baseline license principles for public sector content and data, the guidelines suggest that Member States should adopt standardized open licenses – such as Creative Commons [...]

Wattpad upgrades to Version 4.0 of CC licenses

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Fiction-writing community Wattpad has upgraded to the Creative Commons Version 4.0 licenses and unveiled several improvements to its CC implementation. As of today, there are 300,000 CC-licensed stories on Wattpad, making this one of the largest adoptions of Version 4.0 to date.

From the press release: (72 KB PDF)

“The biggest question facing new writers today isn’t how to protect their work; it’s how to find a readership for it, said Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. “It makes complete sense that so many Wattpad writers are gravitating toward Creative Commons licenses: by giving others permission to share your writing, you can open doors to new audiences and new creative opportunities.” Cory Doctorow has shared five stories on Wattpad under CC licenses, including New York Times best-selling novels Homeland and Little Brother. Today, to coincide with the roll out of CC 4.0, he will share his first novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom on Wattpad.

“All knowledge and culture owes something to what came before it – it’s this public commons of ideas that forms the foundation of our society,” said Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley. “I’m excited that the Wattpad community will have Creative Commons’ simple, free tools to share their work, to re-use the works of others, and to contribute to the global creative community.”

Read the full press release and find more information in Wattpad’s announcement. Congratulations to Wattpad and its community of 30 million writers and readers!

Mark Twain on the Need for Perpetual Copyright

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This is the second in a series of postings of material drawn from our forthcoming, Creative Commons licensed, open coursebook on Intellectual Property.  The first was Victor Hugo: Guardian of the Public Domain The book will be released in late August. In 1906, Samuel Clemens (who we remember better by his pen name Mark Twain) addressed [...]

Victor Hugo: Guardian of the Public Domain

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Jennifer Jenkins and I are frantically working to put together a new open casebook on Intellectual Property Law.  (It will be available, in beta version, this Fall under a CC license, and freely downloadable in multiple formats of course.  Plus it should sell in paper form for about $130 less than the competing casebooks. The [...]

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