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  • From: "Rebecca MacKinnon" <rebecca.mackinnon AT>
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  • Subject: [Cc-hk] CCHK Launch and Lecture update
  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 17:02:49 +0800

Hello everyone,

First of all, I'd like you to join me in welcoming Haggen So, who has joined the JMSC as Project Coordinator for Creative Commons and Research Associate. Right now he is working hard to coordinate many launch-related logistics. After the launch, his job will consist of coordinating future CCHK activities and grant applications to promote CC and educate Hong Kong people about copyright, etc.; he will also work to develop a research agenda for the JMSC on subjects related to free culture - particularly in Asia and the Chinese-speaking world. If you have any ideas please suggest them to us.

Second, I'd just like to remind you to please mark your calendars for our two launch events: the October 24th lecture by CC founder Larry Lessig, and the Oct. 25th launch festival at the Hong Kong School of Creativity, at which Lessig, CC CEO Joi Ito, and a number of other luminaries will be speaking. Many educators and creative people from around Hong Kong will be there to demonstrate how CC licenses can be used in various contexts.

Below are the full details. Please forward to everybody you know who might  be interested.



The Inaugural Lee Shu Pui Leung Wai HingÀû˜äÅàÁºÞ¥Çä Distinguished Lecture
on the Media:
"Free Culture and Free Society: Can the West Love Both?" delivered by Professor Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Stanford University

Date: October 24, 2008
Venue:  Wang Gungwu Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Time:  5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

About Prof. Lessig:
Professor Lawrence Lessig is the world's foremost authority on copyright and intellectual property issues, a visionary seeking to reconcile creative freedom with marketplace competition. A leading authority on cyber law, he has focused his scholarship on the problem of how law should govern the exchange of information and ideas in a digital age. He is also a strong advocate of social institutions that would unleash the creativity impulses at all level of sociey. Professor Lessig is the founder and co-director of Stanford law school's Center for Internet and Society, chair of the Creative Commons project, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He has taught at University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School. After completing his legal studies, Professor Lessig clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Professor Lessig is the author of Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001), Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999) and Code 2.0 (2006). He chairs the Creative Commons project, and serves on the board of the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Public Library of Science, and Public Knowledge. He is also a columnist for Wired.

Registration is required.  Please visit to register.


Creative Commons Hong Kong: "Sharing Hong Kong's Creativity"
25 October 2008  (Saturday)
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
135 Junction Road, Kowloon.

Main Programme:
2:00 ¨C 3.30 pm Inauguration with special guests:
Professor Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School, Founder of Creative Commons
Mr. Joichi Ito, CEO of Creative Commons

Festival activities from noon-2 p.m and 3:30-6pm to include:
OpenCourseWare Presentation
Photographs Exhibit  (Hong Kong Flickr Groups)
Script reading of  "An Instant Patriot" - a play by Mrs. Elizabeth Wong
Live Music by Snoblind
Film Show  by v-artivist
Hong Kong Bloggers workshop

Registration is required.  Please visit to register.

Enquiries: Kylie Chan at kyliec AT
Website for further information:

Rebecca MacKinnon
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Media Studies Ctr.
University of Hong Kong   (
E-mail: rmack AT | Tel: +852-2219-4005

"The world is talking. Are you listening?"

Public lead: Creative Commons Hong Kong

  • [Cc-hk] CCHK Launch and Lecture update, Rebecca MacKinnon, 10/02/2008

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