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  • 1. 3 rd COMMUNIA Workshop Marking the Public Domain: Relinquishment and Certification Amsterdam 2008 10 20 Certifying public domain works Mike Linksvayer Creative Commons Image by spi516 · Licensed under CC BY-SA ·
  • 2. Original photo by Brooke Novak · Licensed under CC BY · I AM NOT A
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  • 6. Public domain?
    • Facts about a work
    • Facts about copyright law (e.g., public domain calculators)
    • Assessment of copyright status of a work
  • 7. Public domain certification?
    • Who is providing each of these?
    • What is their reputation?
  • 8. Public domain Web?
    • How does one discover all of previously mentioned?
    • How does a computer?
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  • 10. Commons of PD info and CC
    • Interoperability
    • Common identifiers (e.g., a CC PD Assertion deed)
    • Common vocabularies
    • Tool adoption (e.g., search)
    • Growth of marking the PD via CC’s user community, outreach, development of institutional standards
  • 11. Running code
  • 12. Beyond copyright
    • Issues of provenance are of particular relevance to copyright licensing on the web, but the decentralized web presents trust of agents and data as a general problem. Protocols for public domain assertion could evolve to address these problems beyond the scope of copyright
  • 13. Beyond copyright
    • In line with CC relationship to the SemWeb and the shared interest of many in the CC community in addressing issues of commerce, privacy, trust, and transparency in a decentralized architecture (captured to some extent in ideas like “VRM”)
  • 14. Creative Commons Technology Summit 2008 06 18 Digital Copyright Registry Landscape Mike Linksvayer Creative Commons Image by *saipal · Licensed under CC BY ·
  • 15. Second CC Tech Summit
    • Date: Friday, December 12, 2008
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Location: Cambridge, MA, US
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    • License
    • Attribution
      • Author: Mike Linksvayer
      • Link:
    • Questions?
      • [email_address]
    Original photo by swanksalot · Licensed under CC BY-SA ·