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CREATIVE COMMONS: Copyright Basics

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM (60 minutes) [PST]
Location: Kula 4 (75,75)
Host: Genevieve Junot
Category: Education
Cover Charge? No

Event description: Mia Garlick, Creative Commons' General Counsel, goes in-world to discuss copyright issues, and the "Some Rights Reserved" licensing perspective.

Please join us at our new location on Kula Island! We will reserve some some for a brief Q&A session after the presentation.

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. We have built upon the "all rights reserved" concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary "some rights reserved" approach. We're a nonprofit organization. All of our tools are free.

http://creativecommons.org/

I'm not sure whether I can be there or not but it should be interesting...

UPDATE: I'm pretty sure I can be there.

Laurie Racine showed me a very nifty site that allows people to subtitle videos in various languages. I SO want my TV show stuff set up like this. It make sense to make the content some sort of derivative works permissive CC license because translations are derivative works as far as I know. The site is called dotSUB.

Had our first meeting inside of Second Life today to talk about the island. Thanks to everyone who showed up. Special thanks to Aimee Weber who donated an amphitheater! She showed me how to play videos inside of Second Life. So... I tried making a very recursive video of me watching a video of me watching a test video of myself. Watching a video together inside of Second Life actually works well. The audio and video quality is excellent and you can chat about the video and other things while you watch. It's really neat sharing a space like this together...

I uploaded a video iPod format m4v and a AVI format of the movie. Too bad the audio does't work... or for your sake, maybe it's better that it didn't.

Limor
Have started working with Justin... or rather Justin has started working on editing video. I'm about to learn to use Final Cut Pro and turn this blog into a video blog. ;-)
Justin Hall @ blip.tv
Open Source Physical Objects: Limor Fried and her x0xb0x Synthesizer

Open Source Physical Objects: Limor Fried and her x0xb0x Synthesizer - a conversation between hacker/artist Limor Fried ("Lady Ada") and Joi Ito with Phil Torrone of Make Magazine. Fried talks about her popular x0xb0x synthesizer kits, and the increasing elaborate revisioning of the product that's coming from her users. With Ito and Torrone, she proposes that this is a promising model for "open source physical objects" - extending the permitted hackability of software to hardware. This is an interview from South by Southwest: Interactive, in March 2006; the camera was held by Merci Hammon, the editor was Justin Hall, and Joi Ito was the executive producer - this is part of a series of videos released online from that event under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.