Indian fruits (by Mathias Klang)
In recent years Flickr has been one of the best examples of user-generated content, billions of pictures uploaded by people all over the world, usually available under a Creative Commons licence. It is because of the sheer volume of content that Flickr has also become one of the most [...]
[Disclaimer: What follows is the vetted CC version. There were a couple of errors in the version I read at the meeting]
Statement by Creative Commons to CDIP5
(Geneva, 26 April 2010)
Thank you Mr Chairman for the opportunity to make a statement; we would like to join other delegates in congratulating you for your [...]
[Disclaimer: I am attending as representative from Creative Commons, but this blog expresses only my opinions and not CC's]
Dr Francis Gurry, Secreatary General of WIPO opens the proceedings. There are funds and staff for development. Established an office of economist and established a “Challenges” office. There is a new WIPO office on Innovation and [...]
Seems like the volcano gods have stayed their hand, so I’ll be away in Geneva next week attending the Fifth Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) at WIPO on behalf of Creative Commons.
Will blog and tweet accordingly depending on internet availability.
"Coruscant Law allowed archival fair dealing, so the Jedi archives flourished…"
Read a very interesting article by Wired UK about web archiving. In my experience, one only need utter the word “archive” and audiences the world over will be immediately sent to sleep. Although by now half of my readership will be in the [...]
Non-commercial clauses in Creative Commons licences tend to be a controversial subject in open licensing circles. Creative Commons has released a sizeable and comprehensive report on the non-commercial definition that answers everything you ever wanted to know about NC. Still, a good number of people in the open camp insist that non-commercial use is not [...]
Beautiful animation based on xkcd comic 442. Sharing through CC can create some amazing derivatives, but we already knew that.
I Love xkcd from NoamR on Vimeo.
If one was to chart the tags used in this blog, it would be easy to get a sense of shift in interests through time. From early interest in P2P, passing through software patents, sprinklings of DRM and virtual worlds, one early topic that has received diminishing interest has been Creative Commons. Several reasons for [...]
The Open Knowledge Foundation has announced the release of the version 1.0 of the Open Database Licence (ODbL). As the name implies, the ODbL is an open licence which protects data contained in databases, and allows the modification, redistribution, use and reuse of such data. Databases are protected either by copyright, or in Europe by [...]
Recently I have been re-reading several seminal works on Internet regulation, and I have to say that I have regained a lot of respect for Lessig’s Code (the original of course). Although I always respected the idea of regulation through architecture, the more I look at the way in which the Internet has turned out [...]