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). In 2006 Creative Commons launched Science Commons, a project applying similar principles to science and research. ccLearn was launched in 2007 to help minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials.
Creative Commons holds its third technology summit on June 26, 2009 at Aula Magna Lingotto - Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy. Creative Commons Technology Summits are a forum for exploration of technology built upon and enhanced by Creative Commons licenses and work in the Semantic Web arena.
Prices are as follows:
|9:00 AM - 9:15 AM||Welcome
Juan Carlos de Martin (NEXA), Mike Linksvayer (Vice President, Creative Commons)
|9:15 AM - 9:45 AM||Distributed and Decentralized Work Registrations
Nathan R. Yergler (Creative Commons) (slides)
|9:50 - 10:20 AM||Theseus, Implementing CC publishing platform for academic thesis
Herkko Hietanen (Turre Legal, Helsinki), Anna-Kaisa Sjölund
|10:20 -10:45||Break (snack provided)|
|10:50 - 11:20||ccREL: A building block for the Europeana Licensing Framework
Paul Keller, Patrick Peiffer
|11:25 - 11:55||Unobtrusive Rights Management Information Systems
Mario Pena (Safe Creative) (slides)
|12:00 - 13:15||Lunch (provided)|
|13:20 - 13:50||Creative Commons Distribution of Digital Content
Filippo Chiariglione (CEDEO.net) (slides)
|13:55 - 14:25||Options for Expressing More Permissions Licenses in Creative Works
Roland Alton (Registered Commons) (slides)
|14:25 - 14:55||Break (snack provided)|
|14:55 - 15:25||Legal Attribution and Academic Citation: The Promise of Facilitated CC License Compliance
Victoria Stodden (Science Commons)
|15:30 - 16:00||CC Metadata Repository System in Korea (slides)
Jung Pyo Lee (CC Korea)
Video of presentations is available, hosted by the Internet Archive.
Creative Commons is seeking proposals for presentations or panels to be presented at the Technology Summit. Topics of interest include:
Presentation slots are 30 minutes long; if additional time is required, email Nathan Yergler (email@example.com) to discuss options. Send proposals in the form of abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday,
April 24 May 1, 2009.
Travel funding is unavailable.
|Accepted speakers notified|
|May 15, 2009||Registration opens|
|June 15, 2009||Registration deadline|
|June 26, 2009||CC Technology Summit, Turin, Italy|
For more information email email@example.com.