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Presentation to EZone and HKOSSC on Creative Commons in Greater China and Hong Kong

Presentation to EZone and HKOSSC on Creative Commons in Greater China and Hong Kong

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  • 1. Creative Commons: Copyright in the digital age For Greater China and Hong Kong creativecommons.org China Mainland: cn.creativecommons.org Taiwan: creativecommons.org.tw Hong Kong (preparatory site): cchk.wetpaint.com
  • 2. Hong Kong’s “Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment” consultation (2006)
    • Consultation in Hong Kong: leaning toward the rights of the “copyright owners” only?
    • “ Stricter enforcement on copyright protection = sustainable and beneficial environment for creative industry“ ??
    • Criminal liability for “illegal downloading”?
    • No mention of fair use, copyleft (including Creative Commons), or issues of industry cartel
    • 在數碼環境中保護知識產權 -- http://www.rthk.org.hk/mediadigest/20070215_76_121330.html
  • 3. UK Government’s “Gowers Review on Intellectual Property” (2006)
    • The ideal IP regime must create incentives for innovation, but cannot obstruct the rights of consumers and follow-on innovators to share
    • “ Allow innovators to stand on the shoulders of giants, so they can see farther.”
    • Higher penalties for “genuinely illegitimate activities”
    • Introduce strictly limited provisions for private copying to other formats convenient for consumption, e.g. MP3
  • 4. balance All Rights Reserved No Rights Reserved © Creative Commons
  • 5. purpose
  • 6. license elements: Attribution No Commercial use No Derivative work Share alike
  • 7. three expressions: Human-Readable: Commons Deed Lawyer-Readable: Legal Code Machine-Readable: Digital Code, Metadata
  • 8. the licenses Licenses Deeds Metadata = Logo + Link Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd) Attribution Share Alike (by-sa) Attribution (by) 6 variations
  • 9. how to publish
  • 10. choose the license
  • 11. license your work
  • 12. deed
  • 13. legal code
  • 14. metadata
  • 15. Creative Commons International: in contact with 80 countries worldwide
  • 16. 38 Countries have launched national CC licenses
  • 17.
    • People engage in flexible licensing overwhelmingly for reputational reasons
            • Two-thirds choose to limit public use to noncommercial use only
    • Two-thirds permit derivatives
    Most popular license elements
  • 18. first court case Case info – see: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5823
  • 19.
    • “ In principle, Curry owns the copyright in the four photos, and the photos, by their posting on that website, are subject to the [Creative Commons] License. Therefore Audax should observe the conditions that control the use by third parties of the photos as stated in the License…The claim [...] will therefore be allowed; defendants will be enjoined from publishing all photos that [Curry] has published on www.flickr.com, unless this occurs in accordance with the conditions of the License.”
        • Curry v. Audax, District Court of Amsterdam – March 9, 2006 , Interim measure, Case no. 334492 / KG 06-176 SR
    Amsterdam court ruling
  • 20. CC China Mainland
  • 21. CC uses in Mainland China China Open Resources for Education Yupoo Web 2.0 Start-up
  • 22. CC Taiwan
  • 23. examples in Taiwan Intellectual Property Office Ministry of Education Education Resources
  • 24. more examples in Taiwan Taiwan Digital Art and Information Center Novel in Taiwan CC License Album in Taiwan CC License
  • 25. other examples Magnatune Record Label license music in CC Jamendo Music Platform license music in CC
  • 26. other examples MIT Open Courseware
  • 27. local examples OpenRadio HK Daayu Web 2.0 Start-up
  • 28. my examples
  • 29. This presentation contains elements or contributions from:
    • Ben Cheng
    • Rebecca Mackinnon, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
    • Catharina Maracke, Creative Commons International
    • Jon Philips, Creative Commons
    • Creative Commons Austria/Public Voice Lab
  • 30. Thanks! Charles Mok Chairman Internet Society Hong Kong [email_address] charlesmok.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/charlesmok This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/