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My slides from a presentation I gave to the GNU/Linux NYC Meetup on June 24th

My slides from a presentation I gave to the GNU/Linux NYC Meetup on June 24th

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Creative Commons GNU/Linux NYC Meetup Creative Commons GNU/Linux NYC Meetup Presentation Transcript

  • c Fred Benenson Culture Program Associate Tuesday, June 24 2008 fred@creativecommons.org
  • What is c?  We’re a 501c3  Non-profit  Non-legal  We offer free legal and technology tools that allow creators to publish their works on more flexible terms  Terms that allow public sharing, reuse, and remix.
  • Why?
  • To resolve a tension.
  • Terms May Permit Less
  • The Tension in Digital Media  Technology has changed the way creative works are made, distributed, and used.  Thenature of digital computer implicates the right to copy.  Cheap easy software further implicates the right to make derivative works.
  • What If?
  • You want to:  Share?  Remix?  Build Upon?  Comment?  Translate?
  • Then You Have To ASK (and hire a lawyer)
  • What if?
  • You could give permission before to say
  • Enter …
  • Attribution
  • ShareAlike
  • NoDerivatives
  • NonCommercial
  • Three Different Formats
  • RDFa  Allowsbuilding metadata into XHTML and other XML documents with attributes.  <arel=quot;licensequot; href=quot;http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 3.0/quot;>cc</a>  <a about=quot;/bar.jpgquot; rel=quot;licensequot; href=quot;http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc/3.0/quot;>cc</a>
  • ccREL  ccRELis described in ccREL: The Creative Commons Rights Expression Language (pdf), published March 3, 2008.  ccREL a specification describing how license information may be described using RDF and how license information may be attached to works.
  • XMP  XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) facilitates embedding metadata in files using a subset of RDF.  XMP supports embedding metadata in PDF and many image formats, though it is designed to support nearly any file type.
  • Liblicense  liblicense provides a straight-forward way for developers to build license- aware applications.  Reads license metadata  If possible, writes license metadata  GUI independent
  • Ported Around The World
  • C+