Cc Isoc Hk 10 27 07

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Cc Isoc Hk 10 27 07

  1. 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. 2. Hong Kong’s “Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment” consultation (2006) <ul><li>Consultation in Hong Kong: leaning toward the rights of the “copyright owners” only? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stricter enforcement on copyright protection = sustainable and beneficial environment for creative industry“ ?? </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal liability for “illegal downloading”? </li></ul><ul><li>No mention of fair use, copyleft (including Creative Commons), or issues of industry cartel </li></ul><ul><li>在數碼環境中保護知識產權 -- http://www.rthk.org.hk/mediadigest/20070215_76_121330.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. UK Government’s “Gowers Review on Intellectual Property” (2006) <ul><li>The ideal IP regime must create incentives for innovation, but cannot obstruct the rights of consumers and follow-on innovators to share </li></ul><ul><li>“ Allow innovators to stand on the shoulders of giants, so they can see farther.” </li></ul><ul><li>Higher penalties for “genuinely illegitimate activities” </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce strictly limited provisions for private copying to other formats convenient for consumption, e.g. MP3 </li></ul>
  4. 4. balance All Rights Reserved No Rights Reserved © Creative Commons
  5. 5. purpose
  6. 6. license elements: Attribution No Commercial use No Derivative work Share alike
  7. 7. three expressions: Human-Readable: Commons Deed Lawyer-Readable: Legal Code Machine-Readable: Digital Code, Metadata
  8. 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. 9. how to publish
  10. 10. choose the license
  11. 11. license your work
  12. 12. deed
  13. 13. legal code
  14. 14. metadata
  15. 15. Creative Commons International: in contact with 80 countries worldwide
  16. 16. 38 Countries have launched national CC licenses
  17. 17. <ul><li>People engage in flexible licensing overwhelmingly for reputational reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two-thirds choose to limit public use to noncommercial use only </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Two-thirds permit derivatives </li></ul>Most popular license elements
  18. 18. first court case Case info – see: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5823
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curry v. Audax, District Court of Amsterdam – March 9, 2006 , Interim measure, Case no. 334492 / KG 06-176 SR </li></ul></ul></ul>Amsterdam court ruling
  20. 20. CC China Mainland
  21. 21. CC uses in Mainland China China Open Resources for Education Yupoo Web 2.0 Start-up
  22. 22. CC Taiwan
  23. 23. examples in Taiwan Intellectual Property Office Ministry of Education Education Resources
  24. 24. more examples in Taiwan Taiwan Digital Art and Information Center Novel in Taiwan CC License Album in Taiwan CC License
  25. 25. other examples Magnatune Record Label license music in CC Jamendo Music Platform license music in CC
  26. 26. other examples MIT Open Courseware
  27. 27. local examples OpenRadio HK Daayu Web 2.0 Start-up
  28. 28. my examples
  29. 29. This presentation contains elements or contributions from: <ul><li>Ben Cheng </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Mackinnon, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Catharina Maracke, Creative Commons International </li></ul><ul><li>Jon Philips, Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Austria/Public Voice Lab </li></ul>
  30. 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/

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