[Cc-hk] CC-HK progress report
rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 12:02:46 EDT 2007
Thanks Jerry, great to meet you. There are several people on this
list with IP expertise and familiarity with CC, so please feel free
to ask for help!
On Sep 21, 2007, at 11:51 PM, jerryhua at hkusua.hku.hk wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am Jerry Hua, the graduate student recently recruited in the CC-
> HK project. I am fist-year PhD under the supervision of Ms Yahong
> Li, doing research in IP. As a fresh research student, I have not
> developed expertise in IP yet, but I do hope I could make efforts
> to promote the progress of this project and learn from you all.
> Thank you!
> Best regards,
> Jerry Hua
> ----- Message from rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com ---------
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:17:41 +0800
> From: Rebecca MacKinnon <rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Rebecca MacKinnon <rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Cc-hk] CC-HK progress report
> To: cc-hk at lists.ibiblio.org
> Cc: Doreen Weisenhaus <doreen at hku.hk>, Peter Yu
> <peter_yu at msn.com>, ying chan <yychan at hku.hk>
>> Hello everybody!
>> Sorry for the long silence. Many people were away in August, then
>> have been very hectic at HKU with the start of the new semester.
>> I have several developments to report:
>> 1. LEGAL WORK: Our legal leads at the HKU Law Faculty, Professors
>> Yahong Li
>> and Alice Lee, have recruited two graduate students to work on
>> of the CC license into HK law. I've just added them to the list so
>> they will introduce themselves.
>> If all goes well, our legal team hopes that drafts of the licenses
>> will be
>> available for your comment by the end of the year. Then after an
>> comment period (the length of which depends on the community), we
>> hope that
>> the licenses can be finalized and CC-HK can be launched by the
>> middle of
>> 2. CC CONTENT DIRECTORY PROJECT: Two other new additions to this
>> list are Prof. Thomas Lee of the HKU Computer Science department
>> and Gary
>> Tsui, a graduate student in the CS department. They are interested in
>> exploring the possibility of creating some kind of directory of
>> Hong Kong CC
>> content and also possibly Chinese-language CC content more
>> generally. Of
>> course, we first need to localize the license in order for such a
>> project to
>> get fully underway, but it's worth starting to think about. So we
>> ideas and interest.
>> 3. HK GOVERNMENT CIO: The government CIO's office has expressed an
>> via Thomas in learning more about Creative Commons. Thomas and I will
>> probably go and talk to them some time in early October just to
>> explain more
>> about how CC works and what it is. Then, I hope that after the
>> license gets
>> localized for HK law, our community can encourage them to use it.
>> 4. NEXT MEETING? Some people have asked when we will have another
>> or get-together. Others have said they think that the next time we
>> meet, we
>> need to have very specific goals that we want to accomplish in
>> order to make
>> it worthwhile. I welcome your thoughts about whether people think
>> it would
>> be useful to hold another meeting sometime in October, and if so
>> what the
>> objectives of the meeting would be, or whether people prefer to
>> wait until
>> we have a draft of the licenses for comment.
>> 5. BEN CHENG: Ben Cheng, who attended our July meeting, has been
>> part-time by my Journalism & Media Studies Ctr here at HKU to help
>> us out
>> with a number of things, including CC-HK community building,
>> and relations. When we get further along in the license-porting
>> process and
>> start to think about a launch date, etc., he will be a key person
>> to help
>> coordinate activities and projects.
>> Any further questions, ideas, thoughts, opinions, etc. are greatly
>> If any other people who recently joined the list would like to
>> themselves, that would also be great.
>> Rebecca MacKinnon
>> Assistant Professor, Journalism & Media Studies Ctr.
>> University of Hong Kong (http://jmsc.hku.hk)
>> E-mail: rmack at hku.hk | Tel: +852-2219-4005
>> Blog: http://RConversation.blogs.com
>> Co-founder: http://GlobalVoicesOnline.org
>> "The world is talking. Are you listening?"
> ----- End message from rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com -----
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Media Studies Ctr.
University of Hong Kong (http://jmsc.hku.hk)
E-mail: rmack at hku.hk | Tel: +852-2219-4005
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