Open Data and
Released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licence
Limitation on Creativity
To stimulate more Creativity
"Copyright Clause" in US Constitution, 1787
To promote the Progress of Science and useful
Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors
and Inventors the exclusive Right to their
respective Writings and Discoveries.
Highlights of Adoption
"Creative Commons Hong Kong"
Copyright is Automatic
Role of CC as a Standard Platform for Sharing
Which Part of Database?
Which CC Licence?
One of the Six Licences?
This set of slides is based on Rebecca McKinnon
(2008). Creative Commons: Copyright in the
digital age for Greater China and Hong Kong,
from http://www.slideshare.net/rmackinnon/cchku-129484, released under Creative Commons
Attribution 2.5 Unported Licence.
Lessig, L. (2004). Free Culture: How Big Media
Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down
Culture and Control Creativity. New York,
Intellectual Property Department HKSAR 2007,
Hong Kong's Amended Copyright Law: A Guide
for Teachers and Students,