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Talk at the Creative Commons’ 10th birthday celebration in Berlin, December 8, 2012

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    • Creative Commons:Useless (historical) Facts Leonhard Dobusch Freie Universität Berlin - School of Business & Economics 10 Years of Creative Commons December 8, 2012, Berlin
    • I. The Name
    • I. The Name © All rights reserved Some rights reserved
    • I. The Name Constitutional Copyright
    • I. The Name
    • II. The Concept - Central or Decentralized? “ The overarching structural question is whether the Commons should be centralized around a particular ” website or distributed over the Internet.
    • II. The Concept - a Conservancy? “ the concept of an intellectual property conservancy. ” Eric F. Saltzman (May 1, 2001)
    • II. The Concept - enough storage capacity? “ [A] Commons defined by quantity of content available (or number of donations) will require more storage space and less screening of content, while one focused on quality will require expert content-selection, but perhaps correspondingly less storage capacity. Servers, storage, and salaried editors all cost money, and as a not-for-profit entity, we must choose our expenses carefully. ”
    • II. The Concept - First Mock Page
    • II. The Concept - Tax Deductions? “ We first pounded the promise of tax deductions as a ” motivation for donors of intellectual property. Eric F. Saltzman (May 1, 2001)
    • II. The Concept - the Greatest Concerns “ It is too easy to imagine a scenario in which a completely unregulated Commons turns into either a junkyard for worthless content, or alternately, a repository of Internet pornography. ”
    • III. The Licenses - Modules CC Zero Attribution ShareAlike NonCommercial No Derivatives
    • III. The Licenses - Wording „Artistic GPL“ ShareAlike Public Domain License CC0 Additional Restrictions Attribution NonCommercial Use Only Unmodified Use Only No Derivatives
    • III. The Licenses - Inflation Developmental Nations License Sampling Sampling Plus Academic Use Only (not implemented) Timed Donation (not implemented)
    • IV. Humbleness:“ [T]here is no guarantee that if we build it, they will come. ”
    • V. World domination:
    • Sources:Documents of the Creative Commons meeting at May 7,2001 at Harvard Law School‘s Berkman Center, online:[26.11.2012]Interview with Lawrence Lessig, Founder of CreativeCommonsInterview with Mike Linksvayer, former Vice-CEO ofCreative Commons