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School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news

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Since our last comprehensive update, the School of Open has been creating new courses, planning continent-wide launches, conducting research, and making itself over. New Web Space We have a new web space! Previously, communications about our major projects have been scattered throughout the blogosphere and various wiki, Lernanta, and WordPress pages. But today we are […]

Przegląd linków CC #137

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Otwarta edukacja i kultura 1. Lee Wilson z Education Business Blog zastanawia się na tym jak otwarte zasoby edukacyjne mogą (i już to robią), współegzystować z płatnymi zasobami. 2. Oer Research Hub przygotowuje specjalny tydzień poświęcony otwartym podręcznikom, będą posty gościnne od twórców takich projektów oraz webinaria. 3. Nie tylko na dzień ojca czyli szybki przegląd możliwości prezentów […]

「横浜・神奈川 オープンデータフォーラム」開催のお知らせ

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6月16日(月)、横浜にてクリエイティブ・コモンズ・ジャパン共催のシンポジウムが開催されます。 オープンデータに積極的に取り組んでいる横浜市をはじめ、その他地方自治体等も参加して、オープンデータの利活用、今後の取組等に関して、基本的な説明から意見交換まで、一日通して開催されます。 参加は無料ですので、ご興味のある方は是非参加してみてください。 当日の詳しいプログラムや参加方法はこちらから。 日時 2014年6月16日(月) 9時30分~17時45分 場所 横浜港大さん橋国際客船ターミナル CIQプラザ (横浜市中区海岸通1-1-4)

COMMUNIA policy paper on digitization agreements

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The aim of this policy paper is to make policy recommendations for cultural institutions to preserve the Public Domain when using digitization services provided by private entities. This becomes particularly relevant in the context of the 2013 Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive which adds Museums, Libraries and Archives in the list of Public Sector Bodies (PSBs) […]

Open Policy Network featured in Shareable

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Cat Johnson at Shareable wrote an excellent interview with CC’s Timothy Vollmer on the Open Policy Network, and the importance of open policy in general. It seems logical that publicly-funded resources would be made available to the public, but I know this is not always the case. What stands in the way of these resource […]

CC-licensed gifts for Dad (and an easy way to support CC)

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Have you gotten your favorite dad a gift for Father’s Day yet? We’ve collected a few of our favorites. There’s bound to be something in this list for every father in your life, no matter whether he’s into classical music or experimental poetry. Those are the two main things dads like, right? If you buy […]

Απελευθερώνοντας τα Δεδομένα και την Επιστημονική Έρευνα

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Η εξόρυξη κειμένου και δεδομένων (text and data mining ‐ TDM), ως επιστημονική τεχνική, θεωρείται όλο και πιο σημαντική για την ανάλυση μεγάλου όγκου δεδομένων. Η τεχνική της TDM χρησιμοποιείται για να αποκαλύψει τόσο υπάρχουσες όσο και νέες ιδέες για τα μη δομημένα σύνολα δεδομένων που συνήθως λαμβάνονται προγραμματιστικά από πολλές διαφορετικές πηγές. Ενδεικτικό παράδειγμα καινοτόμου εφαρμογής TDM, στο χώρο Continue Reading

Rakiety otwartości rozdane po raz trzeci

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Za nami dziewiąte urodziny Creative Commons Polska i trzecia edycja rakiet otwartości, nagród które CC Polska wręcza projektom i osobom realizującym otwartość w swojej pracy i działaniach. W tym roku rakiety trafiły do rąk Open Street Map Polska i UMP-pl (nagrodzone razem) oraz Marii Adamiec, koordynatorka Akademii Orange w Fundacji Orange za całokształt jej pracy na rzecz wspierania otwartych projektów w Polsce. Podczas […]

Przegląd linków CC #136

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Otwarta edukacja i kultura 1. Znów zaczynamy od darmowego elementarza Ministerstwa Edukacji Narodowej, który wywołuje więcej kontrowersji niż powieści historyczne o powojennej Polsce. Najpierw MEN wycofał się z wolnej licencji dla pierwszej części podręcznika mimo wsparcia merytorycznego i prawnego jakie otrzymuje od Koalicji Otwartej Edukacji. Pod koniec tygodnia pracownicy wydawnictwa WSiP opublikowali dramatyczny w brzmieniu list, w którym za wysokie ceny […]

Congres Information Influx 2-4 juli in Amsterdam

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Het Instituut voor Informatierecht (IViR) organiseert op 2, 3 en 4 juli in Amsterdam een internationaal congres: Information Influx. Op het programma staat een veelheid van spannende informatierechtelijke en auteursrechtelijke onderwerpen, waaronder een panel “Rights in the mix” (over open content). Andere panels gaan over massadigitalisering en auteursrecht, legalisering van file sharing, de (on)wenselijkheid van […]

一同來歡迎Creative commons新CEO: Ryan Merkley !

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經過一段廣泛的尋找後,Creative Commons的董事會如今非常榮幸得宣布Ryan Merkley將成為我們新一任得CEO。他並將於6月1日時開始上任,Creative Commons全體皆非常期待能夠與之共事。Ryan在加入Creative Commons得團隊之前,不斷致力於社會理念與公共政策得促進,曾經在非營利組織、科技公司以及政府部門從事相關工作。他曾擔任過Mozilla基金會得營運長(chief operating officer),致力於發展Mozilla的產品及計畫用以支持開放網路(open web),此包括了Lightbeam, Webmaker及Popcorn,同時他亦建立成功的Mozilla個人資金籌款計畫。Ryan最近則在Vision Critical,一間總部位於溫哥華得SaaS和市場研究公司中擔任高級副總裁以及該公司董事一職。在此之前,他則在多倫多的市政府擔任市長David Miller的高級顧問,在該時他開始了多倫多的開放資料計畫。此外,他亦任職溫哥華以及2010冬季奧運的企業傳播主管。他豐富的經歷以及其所領導公民意識和技術為中心的組織亦令人印象深刻。我們認為他會成為Creative Commons運動的偉大領袖。閱讀全文 2014-06-06T06:51:13Z sunlight

OpenDesign – Conference & Workshop 5th June 2014

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REGISTER HERE for the conference Program 17:00 – Registration 17:45 – Presentation of the program (Conference & Workshop) | by Rodolfo Baïz 18:00 – Creative Commons 4.0 | by Patrick Peiffer (luxcommons) Patrick is a founder and current project lead of Creative Commons Luxembourg. He is the head of the digital library consortium at the National Library of Luxembourg [...]

Barcelona Creative Commons Film Festival - 可複製的電影節

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巴塞隆納是西班牙的第二大城市,這裡有獨特的加泰隆尼亞文化,有世界知名的足球俱樂部,還有被列入為聯合國世界文化遺產的高第建築作品,是著名的觀光勝地。但是你可能不知道的是,巴塞隆納有個特別的電影節,而且還跟傳統的電影節不太一樣,在世界的電影產業中佔有一席之地,那就是巴塞隆納創用CC電影節(Barcelona Creative Commons Film Festival)。圖片來源:http://andreumeixide.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/bccn-barcelona-creative-commons-film-festival/顧名思義,這是一個以創用CC為主題的影展,放映的都是使用CC授權、分享的劇情片、紀錄片或短片。然而它不只是個單純的城市節慶活動而已,它也是一個重要的平台,提供影像創作者之間的交流、互動,促進數位時代版權問題的討論以及探討解決方案,更重要的是連結產業界、創作者和觀眾,共同推動影像產業的革新、打造創用授權的良好環境。閱讀全文 2014-06-05T03:27:00Z emyleo

Making the Case for Libraries in Latin America: A New School of Open Course

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Read about this course in Spanish on the CC Uruguay blog. ABC of Copyright for Librarians in Latin America, or ABC del derecho de autor para bibliotecarios de América Latina, is a free, online course that launches today as part of the School of Open. This Spanish language course seeks to help librarians and library […]

Compatibility process and criteria published

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Martin Fisch / CC BY-SA 2.0 Compatibility with the ShareAlike licenses is now one step closer. After a month-long consultation, we have published our process and criteria for ShareAlike compatibility and are ready to begin evaluating candidate licenses. Licenses named as compatible under this process will be interoperable with the CC ShareAlike licenses, allowing more […]

Zahájeny veřejné konzultace překladu licence Creative Commons 4.0

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V pondělí 2. 6. 2014 byly zahájeny veřejné konzultace českého překladu licencí Creative Commons 4.0. Veřejný návrh překladu základní verze licence Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 naleznete na www.tiny.cc/cc4-cz-pd Ostatní verze licence z ní dají dovodit pouhým seškrtáním příslušných pasáží. Pro lepší přehlednost je návrh doplněn i anglickým originálem.   Základní myšlenka ovšem je, že se [...]

Ethereum – Hot Cold UI

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One of the example contracts from “Identity, Ownership and Authenticity” was a conceptual art homage called hot_cold.se . Here’s an updated version: init: contract.storage[1000] = "hot" contract.storage[1001] = "cold" code: // Swap temp = contract.storage[1000] contract.storage[1000] = contract.storage[1001] contract.storage[1001] =…Read more ›

Liberating the Haystack for the Needles

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This post with invaluable assistance from the CC legal and policy teams. Text and data mining (TDM) is becoming an increasingly important scientific technique for analyzing large amounts of data. The technique is used to uncover both existing and new insights in unstructured data sets that typically are obtained programmatically from many different sources. A […]

Affiliate Project Grants Wrap Up

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One year ago, CC announced the Affiliate Project Grants to support and expand CC’s global network of dedicated experts. With a little help from Google, we were able to increase the capacity of CC’s Affiliates to undertake projects around the world benefiting a more free, open, and innovative internet.

We received over 70 applicants, and we were able to fund 18 to tackle important work in their country – work like using music to break down physical barriers and give Palestinians a voice, gathering leaders in Tanzania to discuss how sharing information can help prevent diabetes, and helping Romanian librarians provide quality educational materials to all.

Watching these projects unfold over the last several months has been reaffirming for everyone at CC. The Affiliates are central to CC’s work, without whom we would simply not be closer to our goal of a more open internet.

Click here to find out the full details of the different grants, and read on to see what our 18 teams had to say on the results they achieved, motivations for their projects, the work still to be done, and lessons learned.

Congrats to the Affiliate teams for all the great work accomplished!

 

Results Achieved

 


Hope Spoken Broken / CC BY

 

“We are pleased that we were able to impact the way the people who shared their stories with us think about the concept of sharing stories. Some people when they were asked before to share their suffering and their personal stories on video were not totally sure they wanted to do it, but after seeing the output of their stories reflected on by poets and artists from all over the world, we think we were able to provide them a platform to express themselves and feel part of a greater community that is sharing the same hopes and fears.
[We want to expand] the project concept to other marginalized communities around the world.”
-Bashar Lubbad, Palestine, “Hope Spoken/Broken: Change in the Eyes of Palestinian Refugees

 

“The result was publication of a guide on free culture movements in Arabic and a website where it can be downloaded freely in e-book format: www.freecultureguide.net. We target artists, journalists, bloggers and other content creators and the general public who is unfamiliar to the free culture movement and concepts, as this is the first book of its kind in Arabic about this topic.”
-Ahmed Mansour, CC Morocco, “Creative BookSprint”


Adriano Gasparri /
CC BY-SA

 

“Lack of consumer level tools is still seen as a major obstacle in CC adoption. WpLicense is now a tool that can be applied to millions of blogs.”
-Tarmo Toikkanen, CC Finland, “Wordpress License Revived”

 

“More concretely, participants learnt how to: adapt traditional services to a non-traditional model; locate learning objects that can be reused under CC licence; investigate and use alternative publishing platforms; and apply project management processes to a hack project.”
-Matt McGregor, CC New Zealand, “Media Text Hack


The Cookbook / CC BY

 

“Museums and other memory institutions in Taiwan often have their collections digitized.
A major part of the digitized works shall be in the public domain. However, many of these institutions often keep these works in the equivalents of digital safes, and there are no easy ways to access and reuse them. Together with Netivism Ltd. (a social enterprise based in Taipei) CC Taiwan engaged with memory institutions and independent collectors in Taiwan about the tools and practices for public domain repositories.
Exemplary public domain repositories are being setup using MediaGoblin (a free software package for hosting media collections) with new extensions developed for and supported by this project grant.”
-Tyng-Ruey Chuang, CC Taiwan, “Practices and Depositories for the Public Domain”

 


Chemical Titration / CC BY

 

“As a result of the interaction, the students were able to experience the Open culture which has caused a boom in the Kenyan tech scene. They identified industries that were etched on the sole foundation of Open tools in Kenya and were able to understand more experientially than before, the importance of such ideals.”
-Simeon Oriko, CC Kenya, “School of Open Kenya Initiative


 

“Obami, a platform for resource exchange for elementary school students, has seen a number of copyright violations. Instead of policing kids’ actions, the Creative Commons for Kids program will teach kids how to open and share their creative and educational works legally through the use of CC licenses [...] introducing Creative Commons to the next generation of Africa.”
-Kelsey Wiens, CC South Africa, “Creative Commons For Kids”

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Motivations

 

“Despite all the work we have done, CC is still an unknown concept to most people in the Arab region. We live in a copy/paste region where it will take a lot of hard work for people to understand the concepts of attribution. After a series of CC presentations in local schools (ages 12 to 18), we found that CC awareness is almost non-existent. On the other hand, our videos at wezank.com have been very popular online and we believe that using this asset to spread CC’s mission & vision would be highly effective across the region. [... This project] is about creating content in Arabic for the CC community, and at any stage, anyone wishing to present CC in Arabic will be able to use those videos.”
-Maya Zankoul, CC Lebanon, “CC Simply Explained in Arabic


wezank.com / CC BY

 

“[Information is power]… In Africa, this rich geography of information doesn’t yet exist. And not because there isn’t the richness of knowledge, history or place, but, for a number of reasons, because there is little culture of contribution to the Internet.”
-Kelsey Wiens, Cross Regional Africa, “Activate Africa”

 

“If the government [in Japan] adopts CC BY or CC zero, data released under these terms will bring scalable impact on the public in a sense that it will help reuse of government data with minimum restrictions. The workshop materials are open to the public, and some of the attendees will learn to teach others, which give the project some ripple effects beyond its immediate outcomes.”
-Tomoaki Watanabe, CC Japan, “Workshops and Symposium for Open Data in Japan”

 


pongo 2007 / CC BY-NC

 

“In the Arab world there were several personalities who have a positive influence in the history of their country, in  different areas. That’s why I wish to publish with the help of the Arab community, an Arabic book under CC license, which tells us their lives, stories, and their influence on their own countries.”

-Faiza Souici, CC Algeria, “Arabic Icons”

 


“In Colombia, libraries and librarians have become one of the important civil society groups that are collectively seeking information, understanding and participating in public spaces trying to redefine copyright as a tool for access to knowledge and not just as a source of income for some people. [...] The material in this course will be open as a self-guided course that can be tapped on demand — individually, at a user-preferred time and date. Moreover, the course can be harnessed as a group, from a collective or specific institution, to be facilitated according to the possibilities and conditions of a given community.”
-Maritza Sanchez, CC Colombia / El Salvador / Uruguay, “An Online Course on Basic Copyright for Latinamerican Librarians”

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Work on the Horizon

 


Islam Elsedoudi for opensource.com / CC BY-SA

 

“Latin Americans are creating and freely making available high quality and innovative music independently from big companies. But it is necessary to work better on both musicians understanding their rights and the power of sharing.”
-Renata Avila, CC Guatemala, “Promoting Free Music in Central and South America”

 
 

“While Chile has encouraged the creation of open access journals nationwide, researchers with high rates of publication and citation do not see them as a real possibility when publishing. Any policy to promote the creation of journals in Chile should consider factors that give them an edge in the scientific circuit and thus becoming a real possibility by leading Chilean scientists.”
-Francisco Vera, CC Chile, “Promotion of Open Knowledge in the Chilean Academia: Ways to Facilitate Adoption of Creative Commons in the Academic World

 

“The conclusion of this project is that there are only building blocks for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Romania since at the moment there is not a clear OER practice – only grassroots initiatives or projects with huge potential of becoming OER. Most of the projects we discovered in essence share the same philosophy behind OER, but they nevertheless omit to attribute a license for the created resources. In conclusion, more awareness and training activities are needed in order to reach a level of maturity regarding OER and their use.”
-Bogdan Manolea, CC Romania, “OER Awareness Activities for Librarians and Academics in Romania


CC Romania / CC BY

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Lessons Learned

 


CC Uganda Public
Domain Guide
/ CC0

 

“Because many pupils and students cannot access hard copy textbooks which are discouragingly expensive, the importance of Creative Commons licenses in closing the literacy gaps which have been brought about by income inequality cannot be overstated.”
-Moses Mulumba, CC Uganda, “Promoting Creative Commons Initiatives in Uganda


 


CC Tanzania / CC BY

 
 

“The lessons that I learnt and which I can share is that grants from CC headquarters however, small [has great] potential impact to CC Affiliates as it acts as catalysts to the Affiliates to keep things going and mobilizing other funds locally.”
-Paul Kihwelo, CC Tanzania, “Tanzania Creative Commons Salon

 
 



Conor McCabe / CC BY

 
 

“We learnt that there is a high level of interest in Creative Commons in Ireland, and a need to continuously engage with people who are interested in Creative Commons.”
-Darius Whelan, CC Ireland, “Awareness-raising Event in Dublin, January 2014

 
 
 

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