Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

We were fortunate to have renowned filmmaker Jesse Dylan (director of the Emmy Award-winning "Yes We Can" video) offer to create a short film explaining the ideas behind Creative Commons. He interviewed CC board members Hal Abelson, James Boyle, Joi Ito, Michael Carroll, Lawrence Lessig, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, Eric Saltzman, Jimmy Wales, and Laurie Racine and used the results as the basis for this terrific piece, entitled A Shared - Culture.


A Shared Culture is available in several formats:


Creative Commons License

A Shared Culture by Jesse Dylan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA) license.

See the page on the Creative Commons website for a wonderful list of all of the attributions for the works used to make this video.

Also, the Creative Commons annual fund raising campaign starts today. I'll post more about this later today, but your support again this year would be greatly appreciated.


I like it. It explains what cc is about, it's to the point, and it's nicely cut. One thing though - maybe it should be possible to cut this down into a 30 second commercial style clip? Not everybody I know has the patience to sit through 3 minutes of video.

Since this video is Non-Commercial, it can't spread on You Tube or Teacher Tube or any other places that are commercial ad-supported sites.

Can someone contact Jesse Dylan for permission to have it placed on Teacher tube... the education community can benefit from seeing this in places they often visit. (Wanting to grow awareness of OER, and CC is a core point in raising this awareness.) In current economic times hybrid for/non profit biz models can help grow Open initiatives.

Great video. Thanks.


Daniel: YouTube and TeacherTube is OK if a user is uploading it and not the host company, which is playing a copyshop-like role. The relevant clause in the agreement is probably, "You may not exercise any of the rights granted to You in Section 3 above in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation."

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