[Cc-it] [CC] Nuova licenza Creative Commons per i paesi in via di sviluppo
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Gio 16 Set 2004 07:34:58 EDT
Ciao a tutti.
Devo dire che io ero allo stesso incontro di cui parla questa notizia,
pero` non ho visto ne` sentito nessun annuncio pubblico da parte di
Lawrence Lessig e Jamie Love. Forse stato dormendo. :)
Developing Nations Copyright License Frees Creativity Across the Digital Divide
Monday, September 13, 2004
The law-and-technology nonprofit Creative Commons offers a tool for
authors and publishers to encourage innovation in developing nations
while protecting their rights in the developed world.
Geneva, Switzerland, and San Francisco, USA - Creative Commons, a
nonprofit dedicated to building a body of creative and educational
materials free to share and re-use, unveiled today its Developing
Nations copyright license. Creative Commons chairman Lawrence Lessig
and Developing Nations license architect Jamie Love announced the new
license at the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue's workshop on "The
Future of WIPO," in Geneva.
Like all of Creative Commons' legal tools, the Developing Nations
license is free of charge and allows authors and artists to invite
certain uses of their work, upon certain conditions -- to declare
"some rights reserved" as opposed to the "all rights reserved" of
Specifically, the Developing Nations license allows copyright holders
to invite a wide range of royalty-free uses of their work in
developing nations while retaining their full copyright in the
"The Developing Nations license allows, for the first time, any
copyright holder in the world to participate first-hand in reforming
global information policy," said Lessig. "The fact is that most of the
world's population is simply priced out of developed nations'
publishing output. To authors, that means an untapped readership. To
economists, it means 'deadweight loss.' To human rights advocates and
educators, it is a tragedy. The Developing Nations license is designed
to address all three concerns."
The license was designed by Jamie Love, an expert on intellectual
property and development, in cooperation with attorneys at Wilson
Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, in Silicon Valley, and other experts on
intellectual property and development.
"The new license makes it easier to expand access to knowledge and
support development. It is a tool to make the resource-poor
information-rich," said Jamie Love.
Andrea Glorioso sama a miu-ft.org +39 333 820 5723
.:: Media Innovation Unit - Firenze Tecnologia ::.
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