[Cc-it] [CC] Nuova licenza Creative Commons per i paesi in via di sviluppo

Andrea Glorioso sama a miu-ft.org
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
traditional copyright.

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
developed world.

"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 ::.
	      Conquering the world for fun and profit

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