Creative Commons is a non profit organization that builds tools that help realize the full potential of the commons in the age of digital networks. Launched at the end of 2002, Creative Commons licenses have set the standard for sharing cultural works (i.e., "content", "media", etc.), following in the footsteps of free and open source software. Over the past five years we have also actively developed and contributed to technologies that complement its public licenses, with the aim of using software to enhance the discoverability and practical [re]usability of content -- to help users manage content, as opposed to software designed to help content manage users (i.e., DRM).
On June 18 Creative Commons held its first technology summit in Silicon Valley (generously hosted by Google), bringing together many parties interested in making sure "Copyright 2.0" facilitates rather than hinders innovation and the open web. The summit will include an update and overview of Creative Commons technologies, panels featuring other leaders in open digital rights technologies, and a look at the future, including the role of digital copyright registries (and similar animals).
Schedule for the summit follows:
|9:30 AM - 9:45 AM||Welcome and mini-keynote
Joi Ito, CC CEO
|9:45 AM - 10:30 AM||Talk: Introduction to ccREL
Ben Adida, CC W3C Representative
|10:30 AM - 11:05 AM||Panel: Current CC, Science Commons, and ccLearn technology initiatives
Nathan Yergler ccREL, Search
John Wilbanks Science Commons
Asheesh Laroia, CC Software Engineer liblicense
Moderator: Mike Linksvayer, CC VP
|11:05 AM - 11:20 AM||Break|
|11:20 AM - 12:00 PM||Panel: Digital Asset Management on the web and the desktop
|12:00 PM - 12:30 PM||Talk: Digital copyright registry technology landscape, challenges, opportunities
|12:30 PM - 1:15 PM||Lunch (provided)|
|1:15 PM - 2:45 PM||Panel: Developers of digital copyright registries and similar animals
Devon Copley Noank Media (slides)
|2:45PM - 3:00PM||Break|
|3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Plenary: "Copyright 2.0" technologies and digital copyright registries: what next?
Facilitator: Ben Adida