Creative Commons Technology Summit 2008-06-18

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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).

Video of the Summit broken up by session: Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, and Session 4.

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

Gunar Penikis Adobe (slides)
Lucas Gonze Web of Songs
Stephen Lau Songbird (slides)
Moderator: Nathan Yergler

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Talk: Digital copyright registry technology landscape, challenges, opportunities
Mike Linksvayer
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)
Javier Prenafeta SafeCreative (slides)
Robert Kaye MusicBrainz
Joe Benso RegisteredCommons (slides)
Rich Pearson
Pierre Gerard Jamendo
Aaron Swartz Open Library
Moderator: Nathan Yergler

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


Conference, Workshop in Google, Mountain View, CA