Facebook CC Integration/News
2009-04-16: Their new new TOS and Principles http://apps.facebook.com/fbsitevote/contests/208
and what FB say about Creative Commons?:
"Why doesn’t Facebook use one of the Creative Commons Licenses?
In some ways the license grant in the Statement is more limited than the Creative Commons licenses. For example, the Creative Commons licenses are all perpetual. In addition, the Creative Commons licenses require attribution “in the manner specified by the author” and contain other restrictions (such as including Uniform Resource Identifiers) that we do not believe are feasible in a system with more than 175 million active registered users."
2009-04-15: We have new information about the FB's proposals http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=70896562130
2009-04-06: We are still waiting for to give us the results of our comments on the forums (see 2009-03-24). Also we need to the 7000 members... 2009-03-24: Facebook put a deadline to the comments on their two proposals (new TOS -called Statement of Rights and Responsibilities-, and their Principles). The deadline is on March 29.
We think we as a group, can make a difference and ask/request there about the convenience and the necessity of having CC licenses in FB.
So lets make our voice heard: put a comment requesting CC in FB (and perhaps a couple of arguments) in the following threads: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=67758697570&topic=7569 (new R&R) http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=54964476066&topic=7960 (principles)
2009-03-23: -. We have CC Egypt! to all the Egyptians in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=78539975195 -. Please read the March 22 Newsletter http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration/NL20090322 -. Request CC in FB before the deadline on the groups http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=67758697570&topic=7569 (new R&R) http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=54964476066&topic=7960 (new principles)
2009-03-16: -. The Cause has reached 700+ people: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/232592/5618231?m=611088da
2009-03-10: -. We are now Biggest Creative Commons Group in Facebook!!.
2009-03-09: -. The Cause "Support CC licensing in Facebook" has reached more than 220 people :-)
2009-03-05: -. More than 120 people on the cause "Support Creative Commons Licensing in Facebook": http://apps.facebook.com/causes/232592?m=758c221a -. a lot of new info on the Wiki http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration/ -. 1800+ people on this group!
2009-03-03: -. We made a reorganization of the Wiki... so now it's more functional. -. Please review and comment the post called '5 different goals' -. The cause has reached 80 people. -. We have a better description of the group
2009-03-01: -. We reached the 1500+ people :-), still far from 7000. -. We have a lot of info about CC0, Human Readable: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/zero/1.0/, Lawyer Readable: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/zero/1.0/legalcode, Faq: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC0
2009-02-27: -. We have also created a similar Cause: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/232592/5618231?m=611088da
2009-02-26: -. BREAKING NEWS: New Terms (proposal) http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=67758697570&topic=7569 and new principles http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=54964476066&topic=7960 -. We have the Spanish version of the proposal (work in progress) http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration/Es:BoRR
2009-02-27: We have also created a similar Cause: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/232592/5618231?m=611088da
2009-02-26: BREAKING NEWS: New Terms (proposal) http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=67758697570&topic=7569 and new principles http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=54964476066&topic=7960 1. We have the Spanish version of the proposal (work in progress) http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration/Es:BoRR
2009-02-25: 1. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: The first draft of the proposal is OUT, please read it, and make your comments http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=55178542061&topic=8133
2009-02-24: 1. Thanks to CreativeCommons.org we are writing the proposal to the BoRR Group about CC FB integration on: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration/BoRR you can help us, b/c it's a wiki! 2. We are more than 950 people!!
2009-02-23: 1. We welcome Mr. Ito, Mr. Lessig, Mr. Wales, Mr. Wilbanks and all the people from Creative Commons who have joined the group.
2009-02-22: 1. We are more than 650 people!! 2. Please read ' foundation stone' post http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=55178542061&topic=8083
2009-02-21: 1. The Creative Commons on Facebook Mockup is now in DIGG, please Digg http://digg.com/tech_news/Creative_Commons_on_Facebook_Mockup 2. We are now the 2nd biggest group of Creative Commons here on Facebook :-) 3. 400+ people have joined the group!
2009-02-20: 1. The Twitter hashtag is #cconfb 2. really cool prototype about CC on FB http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration 3. Group for all the people against the current 'Allows-All' licence granted to FB by the current TOS: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62126775989
"I won't be able to answer any messages for some time - Facebook has blocked me because of an overuse of the feature." February 23rd, 2009.
Perhaps we should expand this effort to include addressing the issues of Free Culture on Facebook?