[cc-au] FW: ccNewsletter: Shepard Fairey Remixes CC!
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Subject: ccNewsletter: Shepard Fairey Remixes CC!
ccNewsletter October 2009
Annual Fundraising Campaign Launched! Shepard Fairey Remixes CC!
As of Monday, October 5, we are pleased to announce the launch of our 5th annual fundraising campaign, this year featuring a special-edition remixed Creative Commons T-shirt, designed by Shepard Fairey. Check out the remixed logo and donate today to get your limited-edition shirt and help us reach our $500,000 goal!
We cannot do it without you, so please support CC in whatever way you are able: make a donation that will go to covering our core operations, spread the word about CC and the value of online sharing, start or continue licensing your works and using CC licensed works, or get some nifty CC swag from our online store (just relaunched!). We're counting on you to help us bring CC to all corners of the globe. We're off to a good start, but we've still got a long way to go. Check out all the ways you can help out and support CC during our fundraising campaign and beyond: https://support.creativecommons.org/
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In this Newsletter:
* Defining Noncommercial Report Published
* United States Government CTO on Creative Commons
* CC Zero Endorsed in Nature Opinion Piece
* New Zealand and Australian Governments Promoting Open Data
* Report on First Meeting of CC Leads in Latin America Now Available
* Open Educational Resources: Managing Incompatible Content in OER
* Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO Releases CC-licensed Documentaries
* Does your sharing scale?
Defining Noncommercial Report Published
Almost one year ago we launched a study of how people understand "noncommercial use." The study, generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, included in-depth interviews and two waves of in-person and online focus groups and online questionnaires. The last included a random sample of U.S. (geographic restriction mandated by resource constraints) internet users and in an extended form, open questionnaires promoted via our blog. The resulting Defining Noncommercial study report and raw data are now published, released under a CC Attribution (CC BY) license and CC0 public domain waiver respectively.
Full story: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17127
United States Government CTO on Creative Commons
Aneesh Chopra, the US Government's Chief Technology Officer, recently spoke on CNET about his thoughts on copyright. When questioned about the future of copyright reform, Chopra mentions how he "embraced the Creative Commons licensing regime" when he worked with the Commonwealth of Virginia to publish their Flexbook platform. Chopra then states that he thinks that it was this experience that really informs his perspective on how intellectual property should be remixed, shared, and reused.
Full story: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17863
CC Zero Endorsed in Nature Opinion Piece
A new opinion piece in Nature, the international weekly journal on science, addresses post-publication sharing of tools and explicitly recommends open sharing and the use of CC Zero (CC0) to put data in the public domain. The special issue of Nature focuses on data sharing and is now online and accessible free of charge. The piece, "Post-publication sharing of data and tools," comes out of this year's CASIMIR conference in Rome, and discusses the sharing of biological materials, specifically but not limited to mice and embryonic stem cells.
Full story: http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2009/09/09/cc0-endorsed-nature/
New Zealand and Australian Governments Promoting Open Data
"There's a trend going around the world for open data," says Mark Harris, former manager of web standards at the New Zealand State Services Commission and co-organizer of Wellington's recent Open Govt Data Barcamp and Hackfest. He's right, and New Zealand is certainly trailblazing. Last week, Creative Commons New Zealand reported that their national government released an open access and licensing framework draft (NZGOAL) for public feedback. The framework will enable greater access to many public sector works by encouraging the New Zealand State Services agencies to license material for reuse on liberal terms, and recommend Creative Commons as an important tool in this process.
Meanwhile in Australia, the Government 2.0 Taskforce announced the MashupAustralia contest asking people to show what can be done with open public sector information. To help people get started, 59 datasets from more than 15 different government bodies have been released on data.australia.gov.au under CC licences (usually Attribution). All this material, which spans from the Federal electoral boundaries to Powerhouse Museum's collection database to the locations of Canberra's public toilets, is now free to be reused, reimagined and repurposed by anyone.
Full stories: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17352, http://www.creativecommons.org.au/node/262
Report on First Meeting of CC Leads in Latin America Now Available
Last year "Latam Commons 2008: Public Domain, Creative Commons, and Open Education" was the first meeting of CC leads in Latin America, and also the first meeting of its kind to focus specifically on open education and OER. The fruits of the meeting have shown themselves over time, as Latin America has been working towards greater openness in education and otherwise, with our very own Carolina Botero joining as a ccLearn liaison for that region of the Spanish-speaking world. Now, the particular results of that first meeting are recorded for the first time, in both English and Spanish, in a report entitled "Open Education: First meeting of CC leads in Latin America."
The report was a joint production of CC Latin America and ccLearn, and is licensed under an Attribution (CC BY) license so it can be further translated into other languages. We encourage you to check it out!
Full story: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17815
Open Educational Resources: Managing Incompatible Content in OER
Gaining a deeper understanding of the ways in which copyright exceptions function globally and how these exceptions interact with open licensing is an important move for the OER community. The education wing of Creative Commons, ccLearn, hopes to lead the way in this effort. At the OpenEd conference in Vancouver in August, ccLearn's General Counsel, Lila Bailey, presented a paper entitled "Otherwise Open: Managing Incompatible Content in OER," which outlines this problem in detail. The final published version of that paper is now available. We encourage you to check it out and provide feedback.
Full story: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17240
Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO Releases CC-licensed Documentaries
VPRO, a public broadcaster in the Netherlands, has begun releasing current documentaries under the CC BY-NC-SA license. According to Bregtje van der Haak, coordinator of the VPRO's Century of the City project, releasing these documentaries under a Creative Commons license contributes to efforts to better serve the VPRO's public:
"We are producing a lot of documentaries that are of interest to specialized communities. In the case of urbanization this includes architects, urban planners and students. From research we know that a growing segment of the VPRO's audience is watching less and less television but continues to highly value this type of content. By offering content for download we are increasing the life cycle of these programs and enabling a whole number of new forms of re-use of our productions. As a public broadcaster we have the obligation to make our productions available to the public in as flexible a manner as possible."
Full story: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/18128
Does Your Sharing Scale?
Creative Commons makes sharing easy, legal, and scalable. Easy and legal are obvious -- what about scale? Triggered by a discussion in the blogosphere at Techdirt and elsewhere, this article explains why standard licenses and public domain tools such as those offered by Creative Commons are necessary to realize the web's potential for collaboration and sharing, from Wikipedia and OpenCourseWare to bands and individual bloggers.
Full story: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17422
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