Share, Reuse, Remix — Legally N E W S L E T T E R http://creativecommons.org Issue No. 13 June 2009 A lex R ob er t s. “M elis sa Reeder.” CC-BY 3.0 Dear Creative Commoner, CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 In an ongoing effort to improve communication efforts with our community, we’ll be making some changes to the ccNewsletter. Starting in July and at the beginning of each month thereafter, we’ll send out brief e-news updates of the latest and most exciting CC news. On a quarterly basis, starting in September, we’ll produce a more comprehensive newsletter including a CEO update from Joi Ito, which will also be available in beautifully- designed PDF format. With so much going on in the world of CC, we hope this new newsletter format will better serve its purpose of bringing important CC developments and milestones to you, our valued supporters and users, in a more timely and efficient way. As a reminder, you can always subscribe to our weblog at http://creativecommons.org/weblog to stay on top of the latest news. I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our recently-launched 2 website, now sporting a much slicker and cleaner design. We’ll be rolling out more changes in the near future, so please check back and explore all the ways that our site can help you learn more about CC and get involved in the effort to build a participatory culture. Many thanks to our CC Philippines team for designing the PDF version of this newsletter, available at: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CCNewsletter Best, Melissa Reeder Development Manager Creative Commons This newsletter is licensed under http://creativecom- mons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ — please share and remix! Breaking News CC Case Studies: Share Your Story! to the cause of free culture has been an inspiration to us all. Assuring the Creative Commons Case Studies 2009 interoperability of free culture is a critical has officially kicked off – and we want to step towards making this freedom work. hear your story! We’re collecting cases The Wikipedia community is to be big and small on our re-launched Case congratulated for its decision, and the Studies wiki, an online portal to upload Free Software Foundation thanked for and discover documentation about CC- its help. I am enormously happy about licensed projects. We want to capture this decision.” The addition of the CC the diversity of CC creators and content BY-SA license to Wikimedia sites should by building a resource that inspires occur over the next month, so keep an new works and informs free culture. eye out for this monumental change. The top community-curated stories will be featured on the Creative Commons Read the full press release here: 3 website and in the next printed volume http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/ of Creative Commons Case Studies. You Press _releases/Dual_license_vote_ may also have the chance to collaborate May_2009 with our CEO, Joi Ito, whose doctoral work focuses on select case studies Yahoo! Brings CC Filters to CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 about CC and the sharing economy. Image Search Head over to the Case Studies wiki and add, edit, or check out a case study Yahoo! announced last week the addition today: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/ of CC license image filtering options for Case_Studies their image search, so you can now filter images from Flickr that can be used commercially or that can be modified according to the restrictions set down by the image’s creator. Yahoo’s ongoing support of Creative Commons is vital and greatly appreciated, and we are certain that this search filter will be extremely beneficial for educators, students, artists, and anyone looking to find legally shareable images on the web. Wikimedia Foundation Board Votes to Approve License Migration The Wikimedia Foundation board has approved the licensing changes voted on by the community of Wikipedia and its sister sites. The accompanying press release includes this quote from Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig: “Richard Stallman’s commitment CC News — Arts & Culture One of Creative Commons’ Free Music Archive Launches the BBC is also releasing all of the core goals is to expand content left on the cutting room floor in the body of open and free In early April, WFMU celebrated the their “Asset Bundles.” This is a fantastic cultural works available launch of its new website, The Free effort for the commons, so hats off to to the public. This is Music Archive, with free downloads the BBC! accomplished through available under Creative Commons and CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 outreach, advisement, and specific project-based other licenses. The FMA has already “RiP: A Remix Manifesto” Released; initiatives with individuals become a fantastic resource for curated Online Remixing through Kaltura and communities that CC-licensed music and is a database promote a similar emphasis that looks to continue to grow in quality RiP: A Remix Manifesto, a community- on community, sharing, and quantity over time. Since there is driven documentary that focuses on and innovation. This effort so much content on the site, the FMA copyright and remix culture is just is headed by Creative is featuring particular curators such as beginning to creep out into theaters, Director Eric Steuer. WFMU, KEXP, and dublab. So go register after its U.S. premier at SXSW in March. an account and start downloading some While the film mainly focuses on the story of the 5,000 tracks already posted, or of Greg Gillis of Girl Talk, it includes search by license type and help one of interviews with a wide variety of figures, the world’s greatest independent stations including Lawrence Lessig and Cory thrive on the net! http://freemusicarchive. Doctorow. Perhaps most interesting is org/ that the filmmakers have teamed up 4 with open source video platform Kaltura, Lawrence Lessig’s Book, REMIX, enabling anyone with a computer to remix Now Available for Free Download the film, only at opensourcecinema.org. All the footage of the film is released CC founder Lawrence Lessig’s latest under an Attribution Noncommercial book, REMIX: Making Art and Commerce (CC BY-NC) license. Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, is now available for free download under a CC BY-NC license from Bloomsbury Academic’s website. We are incredibly excited that a text devoted to the art and value of remixing is being released under a license that allows free and open sharing and reuse. Download today: http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/ remix.htm BBC releases R&DTV under CC The BBC recently interviewed Digg’s Kevin Rose for their R&DTV series, a monthly program consisting of interviews with BBC developers and technology leaders. In conjunction to licensing the shows under our Attribution- NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) license, CC News — International German Film Museum Integrates Norwegian Minister Publishes Creative Commons CCPL in Documentation Project Book under CC BY-SA works internationally to “port” the core Creative Commons licenses to The German Film Museum “Deutsche Norway’s Minister of Government different copyright Kinemathek” is running a project called Administration and Reform, Heidi legislations around “Wir waren so frei” (literally “we were so Grande Røys, launched a new book the world. The process free” but meaning “we took the liberty”) titled “Delte meninger” (in Norwegian involves both linguistically to collect material documenting the this has the dual meaning of “shared translating the licenses peaceful revolution in Eastern Germany opinions” and “conflicting opinions”), and legally adapting them in 1989 and the reunification in 1990. It about sharing and the social side of to particular jurisdictions. calls on the general public to contribute computer networks. There is also a This work is lead by International Director private photos and films of the era, and website dedicated to open, public debate Catharina Maracke and to do so under a CC license. To learn about the issues raised in the book. Both volunteer teams in each more, visit https://www.wir-waren-so- the website and the print edition will jurisdiction who are 5 frei.de/. carry a ported Norwegian CC BY-SA committed to introducing 3.0 license. The print edition of the book CC to their country. In Malaysia, Creative Commons will be published by Universitetsforlaget Movement Growing Fast and is the first instance of a major book in Norway that carries a Creative CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 CC Malaysia (CC MY) was recently Commons license. covered by The Star, the largest newspaper in circulation in Malaysia, 250,000 Images Donated to the in an extensive article titled “Creative Commons Commons movement steps up.” It features, among other things, the 250,000 images were recently donated team’s proud achievement “Here in to Wikimedia Commons, a sister project my home,” a CC-licensed video with of Wikipedia. The images, part of the a powerful message of unity, shot last German Photo Collection at Saxony’s year in Kuala Lampur with Malaysian State and University Library (SLUB) and Artistes For Unity. To learn more or view available under Germany’s ported CC the video, visit: http://creativecommons. BY-SA 3.0 license or in the public domain, org/weblog/entry/13906 are being uploaded with corresponding captions and metadata. Volunteers have Launched! Creative Commons been linking the photos, which depict Czech Republic scenes from German history and daily life, to personal identification data and On April 16, at the Multiplace Festival relevant Wikipedia articles. in Prague, the Czech Republic officially became the fifty-second jurisdiction worldwide to offer localized Creative Commons licenses. Creators in the Czech Republic can now publish and share their creative works using free Creative Commons tools adapted to Czech language and law. Creative Commons Hong Kong Making Progress after Launch Six months after the official launch of Creative Commons Hong Kong last October, there is an estimated 221,788 CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 online works released under the newly ported Hong Kong CC licenses. A number of visible local projects are adopting CC. Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) offers contributors the option of licensing their work under CC online in the “Hong Kong Illustrators” special event – “Let’s Draw Together!” RTHK is also conducting a consultation on releasing part of the archive under CC. Wiki Loves Art/NL Creative Commons Netherlands and 6 Wikimedia Netherlands have teamed up to organize Wiki Loves Art /NL, a month long photo contest inspired by the Wikipedia Loves Art event that took place in the US and the UK in February. Throughout the month of June, the public is invited to take photos of artwork in more than 30 museums throughout the Netherlands and upload them to the Wiki Loves Art flickr group under a Creative Commons Attribution Share- alike (CC By-SA) license. All uploaded pictures will be screened by a jury. Those with sufficient quality will be transferred to the Wikimedia commons for use in Wikipedia articles, and the authors of the 10 best pictures will be awarded with prizes. If you are in the Netherlands in June, join us for Wiki Loves Art /NL! For more information including a list of participating museums, visit www. wikilovesart.nl CC News in Science Open Source Drug Discovery, information available for download Creative Commons works Research and the Public Domain under a CC-BY-NC-SA license. to advance CC in the field of science by designing The Tropical Disease Initiative recently Have you made your information strategies and tools for faster, more efficient web- released a “kernel” for open source available using CC0? We’d love to hear enabled scientific research drug discovery, made available in about it. Drop us a note at science@ in the hope of speeding the public domain under the Science creativecommons.org. the translation of data Commons Data Protocol. The kernel into discovery. The wing (ht tp://tropicaldisease.org/kernel/ ) My name is NP_001119589.1 — A of Creative Commons includes 297 potential drug targets Look at the Recent Shared Names dedicated to making the against 10 selected genomes for Workshop web work for science is organisms that cause tropical diseases called Science Commons and is freely and publicly accessible. As the volume of online scientific and is led by Vice President John Wilbanks. You can read more about this in Nature information increases, and as info- 7 Biotechnology (subscription required: rmation sources become increasingly http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/ cross-linked, inconsistent nomenclature v27/n4/full/nbt0409-320.html) or for for these links becomes a significant free in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases annoyance for computational (h t t p://w w w.p l o s n t d s .o rg /ar t i cl e/ applications that would recognize CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal. and exploit such links. Lack of pntd.0000418). common notation ultimately means an infrastructure that does not scale and Over at EMBL — the European Molecular that doesn’t lend itself to experiment- Biology Laboratory, they have also ation and creativity. Thus nomenclature made some key data related to drug for cross-references is an area that’s ripe testing and side effects available in the for standardization. public domain (http://sideeffects.embl. de/download/) via CC Zero (CC0) – a Science Commons has been working public domain waiver. since 2006 to understand the social and technical conditions that might The resource, the SIDER Side Effect bring about such standardization using Database, contains information widely deployed web standards such on marketed medicines and their as URIs, HTTP, and RDF. In Fall 2008 recorded adverse side effects and drug we articulated a proposal, strictly reactions. Included in this dataset is limited in scope to references to well information on the frequency of these known key resources such as PDB, drug reactions, other drug and side and circulated it to several key bio- effect classifications, as well as links informatics projects that would have a to other relevant resources. To date, significant interest in such a standard, 888 drugs are listed in the database, a were it to be adopted. The proposal was tremendous resource for research and favorably received, and we organized drug discovery. a steering committee to develop and deploy a standard. A workshop was The mapping of labels and euphoria- convened on April 29 to educate the related side effects are now public larger community about the plan, hear domain, with some other side effect about experience with related systems, and solicit review of requirements. With more open system for the exchange of about 25 attendees and a focused medical information that cuts across agenda, the workshop was a success. sectors, medical professionals, cultural boundaries, etc. to leverage the power of Although much work remains to be the network and accelerate the pace of done, we are pleased with the plan’s drug discovery. The segment also takes CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 reception in the community and that a look at the personal reasons behind the steering committee has chosen to this collaboration and the benefits of take responsibility for bringing about an “Open Source” approach to sharing the technical and organizational biomedical knowledge. Featured in this infrastructure that will be needed to segment are representatives from two bring the standard to fruition. of Health Commons’ partners: Marty Tenenbaum, the chairman and chief For more information, visit http:// scientist for CollabRx; and Gavin Yamey sharedname.org/ and Peter Jerram from the Public Library of Science. To listen to the podcast, visit GreenXchange, Health Commons http://www.aworldofpossibilities.com/ in the News and on the Radiowaves details.cfm?id=358 Worldchanging.com has a new piece Materials Transfer Work Presented 8 up on the GreenXchange, a project of at CHDI Meeting in Cannes, France Nike and Creative Commons, housed at Science Commons. The article, “Green Representing Science Commons, Thinh Xchange: Creating a Meta-Map of Nguyen attended CHDI’s Annual HD Sustainability” details the underlying Therapeutics Conference, held this concepts for the project, the obstacles, year in Cannes. During the four-day and includes a look into the future. The conference, Science Commons was project, announced at last January’s invited to present a poster highlighting World Economic Forum in Davos, our collaboration with Coriell and pairs together the Creative Commons CHDI regarding transfer of research licensing structure (metadata, human materials. The audience included readable aspect, legalese) with the right leading researchers in Huntington’s technology to allow companies to share Disease (HD) and neurology working their patents related to sustainability. on diagnostics, therapeutics, and The goal – to bring the efficiencies of prevention for HD. The Science open collaboration and innovation to Commons presentation supported the problems of sustainability. You can poster presentations presented by CHDI read the article over at Worldchanging. and Coriell at the conference. As a org (http://www.worldchanging.com/ result of the presentation, we hope that archives/009822.html). more researchers will become aware of the MTA system being made available In the world of Open Science, the radio through Coriell, not only as users of the program “A World of Possibilities” has materials but also as potential providers a fantastic new piece up on “Open themselves in the future. For more Source science” and Health Commons. information on our Materials Transfer The podcast explores the Health work, visit http://sciencecommons.org/ Commons approach of creating a projects/licensing/ CC News in Education Student Journalism 2.0 ccLearn, the education wing of Creative Commons Student Journalism 2.0 is a ccLearn led by Executive Director project and recent winner of the Digital Ahrash Bissell, works with an international community Media and Learning Competition, of open education which encourages explorations of advocates and supporters “digital media’s ability to help people to improve open learning Latest inside OER: CK-12 learn.” (See the full press release on the internet. Truly Foundation’s Neeru Khosla on at http://www.macfound.org/site/c. open learning happens Open Textbooks lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.5104329/k.87/DML_ when learners (you, me, Competition_2009.htm.) Sponsored by and everyone else we We were so excited back in March the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC, know) can not only access 19 international projects received a educational materials about the new Physics Flexbook aligned but improve upon them, to Virginia’s state standards that we total of $2 million in grants for project adapting the resources to 9 had to catch up with the foundation proposals dealing with Innovation our individual needs and that helped to make it possible. The in Participatory Learning. Student local contexts, without the obvious choice was Neeru Khosla, co- Journalism 2.0 will deal more specifically restrictions imposed by founder of the CK-12 Foundation, “a with the changing media landscape, via standard copyright laws. non-profit organization with a mission the medium of high school students (aka Through openly licensed CC Newsletter – Issue No. 13 to reduce the cost of textbook materials our future journalists): educational materials, also for the K-12 market both in the U.S. known as open educational “For journalism students, the digital resources (OER), we can and worldwide.” The Flexbook is their collaborate across state web-based platform for open textbooks age requires more than hands-on lines and country borders, (openly licensed via CC BY-SA) which reporting, writing, and publication of discovering opportunities maximizes and enhances collaboration stories. Students must also embrace the for partnerships we never across district, county, and state lines. capabilities of the Internet for virtual knew existed. collaboration, viral dissemination, and Open textbooks are oft termed the feedback loops that inform and deepen future of higher education, but Neeru original stories. All of these web-based makes the important point that openness opportunities depend on knowledge matters even more with younger learners. and proactive application of open “[The] lack of content availability erodes content licensing, such as with Creative young students’ ability to learn, as they Commons, and appropriate metatags are not able to have a strong base of and technical formats. Student Journalism knowledge to rely on.” This is where 2.0 engages high school students in the CK-12 Foundation comes in by understanding legal and technical issues focusing specifically on K-12 education intrinsic to new journalistic practices. The and working with states to make sure lessons learned during this pilot project the Flexbooks are not only high quality, will be documented in anticipation of a but align to state and district standards. national-scale, follow-up project.” (Read more at http://creativecommons. org/weblog/entry/14141.) The full project proposal is available at http://learn.creativecommons. org/student-journalism-2-0. Also see http://creativecommons.org/weblog/ entry/14034 for competition details. creativecommons.org We rely on our supporters to continue our work enabling stories like those listed above. 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Except when otherwise noted, this work is licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ph/ This remixed image incorporates various screenshots of websites listed under http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Image as per fair-use/sampling, and also incorporates onkel_wart (away)/Thomas Lieser’s “Woman,” http:// www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/887850338/, Pareeerica/Parée’s “*Witchy woman,’ http://www.flickr. com/photos/8078381@N03/3485757942/, and Franz Patzig’s “Michelle,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ franzlife/2023331870/ licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Bukutgirl/Liz Kasameyer’s “woman in action,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/bukutgirl/421520909/ and Millzero.com/Ali Nishan’s “Women: Kind, lovely and Smart,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/millzero/413947941/ licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0; and | spoon |/ Laura Chifiriuc ’s “Whip Woman Trapped ,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/lchifi/248972392/, thorinside/Neal Sanche’s “Woman in Blue,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/thorinside/410874840/, René Ehrhardt’s “Woman in red,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/2487256067/ and oddsock/Ian Burt’s “woman at rest – minimal streaking the blue sky,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddsock/127495954/ licensed under CC BY 2.0.