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[News] Australia to Embrace Creative Commons, Lessig Might Enter Congress

  • Subject: [News] Australia to Embrace Creative Commons, Lessig Might Enter Congress
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 02:15:24 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Australia set to give the go-ahead for Creative Commons licensing

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| Researchers at Queensland will shortly publish a study on the pricing of 
| public sector information which is expected to set out the case for making 
| all government data free. We will watch with interest. In the meantime, we 
| think the UK government could usefully copy one set of Australian ideas: a 
| policy review in 2002 which said that the government should not try to charge 
| for data where to do so is not cost-effective, would be inconsistent with 
| policy objectives or would unduly stifle competition and innovation. Bonza!      


Lessig For Congress?

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| A 'Draft Lessig' group is forming on Facebook, featuring some of Lessig's old 
| co-workers at Harvard and Jimmy Wales, among others. No word from Lessig 
| himself yet, but he's been increasingly vocal about politics of late. If it 
| happens, it would be a huge step forward for the representation of technology 
| in Washington.    



The Creative Commons CC0 project

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| CC0[http://creativecommons.org/projects/cczero] is a Creative Commons
| project designed to promote and protect the public domain by 1) enabling
| authors to easily waive their copyrights in particular works and to
| communicate that waiver to others, and 2) providing a means by which
| any person can assert that there are no copyrights in a particular work,
| in a way that allows others to judge the reliability of that assertion.


Creative Commons Artist Spotlight: Convey

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| Every week, we will introduce our readers to emerging musical artists who 
| choose to release their work under Creative Commons licenses. 


Fedora and Creative Commons Team Up To Deliver LiveContent Distribution

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| Red Hat and Creative Commons have said that Fedora 7 will serve as the 
| platform for Creative Commons LiveContent CD, an initiative to showcase free, 
| open source software and dynamic, Creative Commons-licensed multimedia 
| content.   


[Creative Commons in Support of] GPLv3!

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| Note that Creative Commons has always recommended the GPL and other 
| free software licenses for software. We look forward to transitioning 
| software we create to GPLv3.


Creative Commons Sponsored Software ccHost Release

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| These features most notably show up and are tested in Creative Commons'
| project, ccMixter (www.ccmixter.org), a popular on-line social network
| service that supports legal music sharing and remixing. 


Handling of Microsoft's copyleft violation

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| A member of the Microsoft packaged software team lifting one of my
| images is definitely a case where the infringing party should have
| known better, as the company routinely takes action to protect its
| own IP.


Newsmaker:  Joi Ito a man of many hats

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| Q: I would like to ask if Joi thinks traditional copyright as
| articulated in much Western legislation is outdated?
| Ito: I think copyright is outdated. Basically, copyright in the
| physical world is a very limited thing. It doesn't affect you showing
| someone a book, how you read a book or how you sell a book you own
| because it involves only making copies which used to be expensive
| and cumbersome. On the Net, every time you view a Web page, you are
| making a copy, and every activity that involves content involves a
| lot of copying and mixing of stuff. This screws up copyright but
| also allows copyright to significantly screw us up by extending
| the ability of copyright to influence and control a significant
| portion of our online activities just because every step we take,
| we are "copying" something. Creative Commons is trying to work
| inside of the current copyright regime to provide choice and show
| people the value of sharing and do what we can.


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