[rumori] Creative Commons Launch, SF, 16 December 2002

From: Vicki Bennett (peoplelikeusATmistral.co.uk)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 16:04:04 PST


The People Like Us website is down at the moment for technical
reasons (as opposed to *what* I don't know :). So passing this
information on by email. If you're wanting to go to this next week
you'll need to RSVP to the address below.



Get Creative

On 16 December, Creative Commons machine-readable licenses will be
available to the public free of charge. Learn creative ways to
distribute your works and find pointers to all sorts of licensed
content you can use right away.

Join us in celebrating the release of our licenses at an
early-evening reception featuring a chat and screening by
<http://djspooky.com/>DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid (NYC); a
multimedia jam by <http://www.peoplelikeus.org>People Like Us
(London)((website will be DOWN for two more days!!); and an address
by <http://lessig.org/>Lawrence Lessig, Chairman of Creative Commons
and Professor of Law, Stanford University. Plus a few surprises.

Monday, December 16th; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

<http://www.somarts.org/>SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street,
San Francisco, California

Space is limited and spots are filling up fast --
(mailto:neeruATcreativecommons.org) today. We look forward to seeing
you there.


Creative Commons promotes the innovative reuse of all sorts of
intellectual works. Our first project is to offer the public a set of
copyright licenses free of charge.

These licenses will help you tell others that your works are free for
copying and other uses -- but only on certain conditions.

You're probably familiar with the phrase, "All rights reserved," and
the little (c) that goes along with it. Creative Commons wants to
help copyright holders send a different message: "Some rights

For example, if you don't mind people copying and distributing your
online image so long as they give you credit, we'll have a license
that helps you say so. If you want people to copy your band's MP3 but
don't want them to profit off it without your permission, use one of
our licenses to express that preference. Our licensing tools will
even help you mix and match such preferences from a menu of options:

  Attribution. Permit others to copy, distribute, display, and perform
the work and derivative works based upon it only if they give you

  Noncommercial. Permit others to copy, distribute, display, and
perform the work and derivative works based upon it only for
noncommercial purposes.

  No Derivative Works. Permit others to copy, distribute, display and
perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based
upon it.

  Share Alike. Permit others to distribute derivative works only under
a license identical to the license that governs your work.

When you've made your choices, you'll get the appropriate license
expressed in three ways:

1. <http://www.creativecommons.org/draft/sample-deed>Commons Deed. A
simple, plain-language summary of the license, complete with the
relevant icons.

2. <http://www.creativecommons.org/draft/sample-legal>Legal Code. The
nitty-gritty, specific legal details that pertain to your commons
deed; the technical version of our deeds that represent your works

3. Digital Code. A machine-readable translation of the license that
helps search engines and other applications identify your work by its
terms of use.

If you prefer to dedicate your work to the public domain, where
nothing is owned and all is permitted, we'll help you do that, too.
In other words, we'll help you declare, "No rights reserved."

<http://www.creativecommons.org/aboutus/>Read more to learn about our
broader mission and other endeavors.
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