Last week, Yours Truly attended the 5th edition of the Creative Commons Summit in Warsaw, Poland. This was an impressive event bringing together Creative Commons affiliates and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Anyone who has been following the rise of Creative Commons as an international movement may have noticed that there was a [...]
Yours truly has been on the road for the last week, through the northern frozen wilderness of Edinburgh to the urban post-apocalyptic wastelands of London. Now I am attending the 5th edition of the Creative Commons Summit in Warsaw. This affair promises to be more focused, the program looks impressive, and lots of important [...]
A book by Yours Truly entitled “Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation: Scale-Free Law” will be published in the near future by Edward Elgar Publishers in dead-tree form and hopefully also in ebook format. While negotiating the contract, the publishers kindly agreed to have the book published under a Creative Commons licence.
Whenever I present to [...]
It's a spectrum of rights for a reason
(Apologies to Aurelia and John for feeding the trolls). From time to time I come across an insidious, wrong-headed yet pervasive meme floating around the Internet; it can be encapsulated like this: Creative Commons is bad because it affects creators. How does it do it? There [...]
Through Twitter we have learned a staggering new development in Portugal, which threatens Creative Commons licences and other open content licensing schemes. According to several reports, the Portuguese Socialist Party is announcing that it will push for a reform to its copyright legislation that will make economic rights inalienable and therefore cannot be waived or [...]
I was recently involved in the process of porting the version 3.0 of the Creative Commons licences for use in Costa Rica, which has resulted in the launch of the licences at the beginning of the year. The Costa Rican licences are the latest in what I consider to be an unprecedented exercise in licence [...]
(via Esther Hoorn) This is such a jewel that I felt like sharing. Click on this link with a video presentation from Larry Lessig entitled “What CC Was For?” When you try to go to the presentation, you are introduced to this screen:
No need to add anything really, sometimes copyright industries do all [...]
Professor Séverine Dussollier of the University of Namur has emailed us to let us know about a new case involving Creative Commons in Belgium, and has kindly agreed to allow me to repeat her short analysis of the case here. She writes:
A Belgian court today has applied the CC license to a copyright infringement [...]
Last week the excellent Internet Cases blog reported on an new court case involving Creative Commons licences: GateHouse Media, Inc. v. That’s Great News. I haven’t been able to find the complaint online yet (if anyone has seen it, please drop me a link). Going by Evan Brown’s description, this seems like a straightforward situation [...]
Before starting to criticise Jaron Lanier’s “You Are Not a Gadget”, I have to state clearly that this is an important book that should be read by anyone interested in debating the role the Internet plays in modern society. However one may want to criticise its content, and there are plenty who have been doing [...]