Creative Commons

Fading Ways on Jamendo

Check out an article about Fading Ways joining Jamendo.

Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published with Creative Commons licenses.

OECD Public Consultation

The OECD has launched a public consultation for the Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy.

There's a preparatory meeting in Ottawa 3rd October, with various options for online participation, and there's an online questionnaire asking for comments in 4 areas :
* Using the Internet to improve future economic performance and social welfare
* Benefiting from convergence
* Fuelling [sic] creativity
* Building confidence

Buma/Stemra and Creative Commons Netherlands launch a pilot

Press release by Dutch CC-team
Buma/Stemra and Creative Commons Netherlands launch a pilot

More opportunities for music authors to promote their own music

The promise of the commons

A new online journal Re-public has just published the first part of its special issue "The promise of the commons". The issue explores the openings that the concept of the 'commons' presents for democratic theory and practice.

Geist calls for 'open access' government research

This article by Laura Eggertson includes:

The University of Ottawa professor uses an international conference to offer his critique of the public sector's approach to intellectual property, including its use of open source software.
Brazil and other countries lead the way by using open-source software that allows the public to access and distribute technology, Geist said.

China's intellectual property rights honeymoon

An article by James F. Paradise, AsiaMedia Contributing Writer, includes:

...interesting phenomena are occurring throughout the world: the emergence of an "open source generation" that is accustomed to using software such as Linux and Mozilla Firefox, contributing to online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia and sharing information rather than protecting it; severe criticism of the Western intellectual property model, and not just in developing countries; and complaints by the creators of intellectual property, such as screenwriters, that they are not being adequately compensated for their creations by the corporations for whom they labor.

Canadian Co-operative Learning Object Exchange (CLOE) and Creative Commons

An article on the Creative Commons Canada website includes:

Our friends at the Canadian Co-operative Learning Object Exchange (CLOE) have released an important statement on protecting rights and sharing learning objects, aptly titled: Sharing, Intellectual Property (IP), Copyright & Creative Commons. CLOE is a collaboration between Ontario universities and colleges for the development, sharing, and reuse of multimedia-rich learning resources via the CLOE Learning Object Repository.

Introducing Free Culture Canada

The following was authored by Free Culture Canada, and was sent out in a recent GoodWork newsletter


Free Culture Canada wants to liberate our culture. Overly restrictive intellectual property laws are threatening to prevent us from using technology in ways that foster a culture of participation. The Free Culture movement seeks to promote a culture of freedom in the digital era by educating and advocating for:

Red Orkestra's Johnny Charmer Contemplates Life With The Machines

This Chart Attack article includes:

Two years ago, Fading Ways Records president Neil Leyton took an interest in Charmer's music and came to him with a novel idea: release an album that can be legally manipulated and traded by the public.

Charmer bit and, in 2004, Red Orkestra's After The Wars became the first internationally distributed CD to be released under a Creative Commons license — a classification that enables the lawful reuse and sharing of cultural works.

(Sorry for the late posting).
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