Defending non-commercial licences

A recent blog post by the Students for Free Culture has been making the rounds in social media in the last few days. The article calls for an end to Creative Commons non-free licences, namely those with non-commercial (NC) and non-derivative (ND) elements. The blog is based on the dislike […]

Creative Commons statement on the public domain at WIPO

This is a short statement I read at the 8th session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property at WIPO while discussing the excellent report by Prof. Severine Dussolier entitled “Scoping Study on Copyright and Related Rights and the Public Domain” (CDIP/7/INF/2). As we made clear in our general […]

Enabling Creativity in the Digital Environment

For some time now Creative Commons has been increasingly engaging with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). You can read an update on the activities at the CC Blog. This is part of a more active engagement from Creative Commons with international organizations in general. The work has been ongoing, […]

Creative Commons statement at WIPO Committee on Development and IP

Read by Yours Truly at the 8th Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP). (Geneva, November 14, 2011) Thank you Mr Chairman for the opportunity to make a statement; we would like to join other delegates in supporting your chairmanship. Creative Commons appreciates its continuing engagement with […]

CC 4.0, an end to porting Creative Commons licences?

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 […]

Live from Warsaw

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, […]