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Certifying public domain works

  1. 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 · http://flickr.com/photos/spi/2414865111/
  2. 2. Original photo by Brooke Novak · Licensed under CC BY · http://flickr.com/photos/brookenovak/337889974/ I AM NOT A
  3. 4. http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=29755
  4. 5. http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=29755
  5. 6. Public domain? <ul><li>Facts about a work </li></ul><ul><li>Facts about copyright law (e.g., public domain calculators) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of copyright status of a work </li></ul>
  6. 7. Public domain certification? <ul><li>Who is providing each of these? </li></ul><ul><li>What is their reputation? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Public domain Web? <ul><li>How does one discover all of previously mentioned? </li></ul><ul><li>How does a computer? </li></ul>
  8. 9. http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=29755
  9. 10. Commons of PD info and CC <ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Common identifiers (e.g., a CC PD Assertion deed) </li></ul><ul><li>Common vocabularies </li></ul><ul><li>Tool adoption (e.g., search) </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of marking the PD via CC’s user community, outreach, development of institutional standards </li></ul>
  10. 11. Running code
  11. 12. Beyond copyright <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  12. 13. Beyond copyright <ul><li>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”) </li></ul>
  13. 14. Creative Commons Technology Summit 2008 06 18 Digital Copyright Registry Landscape Mike Linksvayer Creative Commons Image by *saipal · Licensed under CC BY · http://flickr.com/photos/saipal/257641202/ http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Creative_Commons_Technology_Summit_2008-06-18
  14. 15. Second CC Tech Summit <ul><li>http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Creative_Commons_Technology_Summit_2008-12-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Date: Friday, December 12, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Cambridge, MA, US </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>License </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attribution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author: Mike Linksvayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link: http://creativecommons.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>Original photo by swanksalot · Licensed under CC BY-SA · http://flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/2800398623/

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