[Cc-it] Creative Commons tra i vincitori di Ars Electronica PRIX 2004
pinna a autistici.org
Mer 5 Maggio 2004 12:16:29 EDT
il progetto CC ha vinto l'importante premio Ars Electronica PRIX 2004
nella categoria "Net Vision"
Debates about copyright are usually played out between two extremes:
there are those who envision a tough copyright that automatically
protects all rights to a work; arrayed opposite them, advocates of a
vision of freedom in which creatives should have the right to use
available material. Reconciliation, compromise and moderate approaches
have become rare in this discussion of ever-more-restrictive measures on
one hand and the fears of draconian copyright laws on the other.
The aim of Creative Commons is to show the way between these two
extremes. Authors/creators can place their works at the disposal of the
general public-to any extent they wish-in accordance with the guidelines
of Creative Commons. Instead of "all rights reserved" as is
automatically the case in classic copyright law, a Creative Commons
license provides a "certain rights reserved" alternative. In this way,
works can be released for limited use. The jury's decision to award a
Golden Nica to Creative Commons is meant to signal its decisive
approbation and encouragement of open source projects and the free
software movement that are currently embroiled in this issue.
segnalo anche www.wikipedia.org, che ha vinto il medesimo premio nella
categoria "Digital Communities":
"Wikipedia" is an online encyclopedia that all Internet users can
collaborate on by writing and submitting new articles or improving
The original English-language version of this encyclopedia was launched
in January 2001. Three essential characteristics make the "Wikipedia"
project one that is still unique in the Internet:
1. It is based on a wiki-i.e. software that allows users themselves to
revise content. "Wikipedia" is the first solidly grounded, general
encyclopedia to take shape in this format. It is a community project,
jointly constructed and administered.
2. The authors/creators of the texts and media in "Wikipedia" make
their work available to the general public, and thus permit anyone to
process the content further and disseminate it. These rights can never
3. The number of wikipedias in other languages is increasing. There is
even one in Esperanto, the invented international language, which is
also the first Esperanto encyclopedia of any kind. There are currently
wikipedias in more than 50 languages.
"Wikipedia" is living proof that content and knowledge can also organize
themselves. Although theoretically possible, vandalism is not a big
problem. The community itself is continually working on the site and
developing it further.
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