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The Open Library, Public Domain Wiki, and other Realized Myths of Creative Commons Lore

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Five years ago the actual implementation of an accessible worldwide digital library or archive existed in the land of fairytales. With the rise of Free and Open culture, decreased hardware costs, and …

Five years ago the actual implementation of an accessible worldwide digital library or archive existed in the land of fairytales. With the rise of Free and Open culture, decreased hardware costs, and cheap Internet access in some countries of the world, the ability to actualize these myths on a grand scale on the Internet became possible. Still however, the legal hurdles randomly scattered by copyright in jurisdictions around the world erected a major barricade for accessing knowledge. Copyright law generally has increased confusion around how creative works may be used. With the introduction of Creative Commons in 2003, these issues were addressed with clearly explained copyright licenses, a clear public domain dedication, and a brilliant international community consisting of 46+ International jurisdictions supporting the commons.

This presentation surveys the major digital archiving initiatives,
museums, and digital libraries around the world which use Creative Commons licenses. It also presents Creative Commons involvement with the Open Library (http://demo.openlibrary.org) to create a site where books and other media are edited collaboratively wiki-style by people around the world to help determine the copyright status of these works. The myths of lore are to be debunked.

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    • 1. By preciouskhyatt, http://flickr.com/photos/preciouskhyatt/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
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    • 3. By Randy Son of Robert, http://flickr.com/photos/randysonofrobert/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
    • 4. 2003
    • 5. By preciouskhyatt, http://flickr.com/photos/preciouskhyatt/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
    • 6. By preciouskhyatt, http://flickr.com/photos/preciouskhyatt/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
    • 7. Copyright grants copyright owner a bundle of rights.
    • 8. If you want to... then you need to ASK ! Copy/Distribute Publicly Perform Publicly Display Build Upon Digitally Distribute
    • 9. CC provides free licenses for content (creative works).
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    • 14. CC licenses are a protocol layer for content transactions.
    • 15. CC licenses are user interface for copyright.
    • 16. CC licenses lowers the transaction cost associated with reuse of creative works.
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    • 25. Korea Bizdev
    • 26. http://creativecommons.org/projects/ccplus
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    • 28. This work is licensed under the <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/&quot; >Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License</a>. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at <a rel=&quot;cc:morePermissions&quot; href=&quot;http://somecompany.com/commercial_agreement&quot; >somecompany.com</a>.
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    • 40. By preciouskhyatt, http://flickr.com/photos/preciouskhyatt/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
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    • 42. Creating the world’s largest digital library
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    • 50. Success =
    • 51. Open Library Wiki Technology Community Portal Internet Archive Storage 20 Million+ Records about works
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    • 53. Creative Commons Legal Expertise Copyright and PD <code /> 46 International Jurisdictions
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    • 55. Wikimedia Foundation Thousands of Wikipedians Wiki Technical Expertise Open Library Wikipedia Plug-in
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    • 57. Rockefeller Foundation Initial grant to realize this project
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    • 59. Public Users of the system Organizations to use API Organizations to contribute records Developers to contribute code
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    • 64. CA
    • 65. US
    • 66. <Code /> http://demo.openlibrary.org:9021
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    • 71. http://creativecommons.org/projects/cczero
    • 72. Waiver Assertion
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    • 85. <ref name=&quot;Blue Sky&quot;> {{ cite book | last = Atack | first = Jon | authorlink = Jon Atack | year = 1990 | url = http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/atack/index.html | title = A Piece of Blue Sky | publisher = Carol Publishing Group | location = New York, NY| id = ISBN 0-8184-0499-X }} </ref> <!--page 65-->
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    • 87. http://openlibrary.org/b/lron_review
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    • 91. Countries (jurisdictions)‏
    • 92. Canadian PDRegistry.ca Access Copyright Creative Commons Canada Wikimedia Foundation
    • 93. Future Jurisdiction Front-ends Open Knowledge Foundation (UK) Public Domain Works project and their UK + EU code (in-progress)‏
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    • 95. Code (legal + python)‏
    • 96. Contributors (Your unique skills!)‏
    • 97. http://demo.openlibrary.org