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Michael Carroll: “Los derechos de autor deben expirar”

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

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

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

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 the Open Internet Matters for Creative Commons Users and the Public

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

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

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

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

(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 [...]

Mark Twain on the Need for Perpetual Copyright

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

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 [...]

School of Open’s CC4Kids at the Code4CT Maker Party

Code4CT girls with cc4kids certificates / Kelsey Wiens / CC BY #Code4CT is a three-week training program from Innovate South Africa with twenty-four grade 10 and 11 girls from Centre for Science and Technology (COSAT) in Khayelitsha (Cape Town, South Africa). The three-week course consists of sessions on how the web works and actively participating […]

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

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 licenses: Several licences that comply with the […]

Michael Carroll to Congress: “Copyrights have to expire.”

Eager Street / Seth Sawyers / CC BY This week, Creative Commons US lead and CC board member Michael Carroll addressed the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. In his address, he emphasized that the success of Creative Commons tools doesn’t eliminate the need for copyright reform; it underscores […]

WikiProject Open Barn Raising this Saturday

WikiProject Open is an online School of Open training program for new and seasoned Wikipedia volunteers to collaborate on improving Wikipedia articles related to openness. The aim of the project is two-fold: in addition to improving Wikipedia articles related to openness (such as open access publishing and open educational resources), volunteers seek to improve Wikimedia […]

公眾領域實務座談與展示會:知識公共財的推動

在7月10日的炎熱下午,由台灣創用CC計畫、網絡行動科技有限公司和BOOKSHOW 說書會聯合舉辦的「公眾領域實務座談與展示會」熱鬧舉行,由台灣創用CC計畫主持人莊庭瑞先生主持,邀請法國CNRS 研究員 Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay 博士及多位各領域學者專家淺談公眾領域和著作權法間之關係、在文化發展中扮演的角色和各領域實務運用上的經驗或困難,並在會後與參加民眾進行小型交流。上半場:座談會閱讀全文 2014-07-14T03:53:14Z guest

Przegląd linków CC #140

140 linki publikujemy w wersji za dwa tygodnie, z rozbudowanym działem naukowym współprowadzonym z serwisem Uwolnij Naukę. Otwarta edukacja i kultura 1. Kilka dni temu odbył się doroczny zjazd Koalicji Otwartej Edukacji, poświęcony dalszym planom oraz dyskusji nad stanem otwartej edukacji i nauki w Polsce. Grzegorz Stunża na łamach Edukatora Medialnego rozwija wątki z tych dyskusji, zwłaszcza na temat rządowego darmowego podręcznika […]

CC Signs Bouchout Declaration for Open Biodiversity

CC is supporting the Bouchout Declration for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management by becoming a signatory. The Declaration’s objective is to help make biodiversity data openly available to everyone around the world. It offers the biodiversity community a way to demonstrate their commitment to open science, one of the fundamental components of CC’s vision for an […]

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