Creative Commons Workshop November 24 2007

On November 24 I attended the Creative Commons Workshop organized by University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Development and Resources for Students (CEDAR). The workshop provided a wealth of information on the increasingly popular Creative Commons licenses, which allow for sharing of work without the fears and concerns of infringing on copyright. You can see a Creative Commons license on our blog, just glance to the right and look down.

This event was highly informative and I hope Creative Commons becomes the preferred system for the participatory Web community. CC strikes a balance between copyright and public domain, it is a license that helps to preserve copyright on your work while also inviting certain uses of that work – something that is much more difficult to do with a traditional copyright. CC is ideal for the blogosphere and beyond. I am thus very happy to provide the following videos and podcasts for those who were not able to attend the event.

The welcome speech was given by Mr. Chong Chan Yau, Director of Student Development for CEDAR and the organizer of the CC workshop:

Following that Rebecca Mackinnon, Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong, introduced “Creative Commons“. Here is part of her speech:

Those who didn’t attend the workshop and want to know more about Creative Commons will find the following audio podcasts useful, I broke them up into 3 parts:

Introduction of Creative Commons
by Rebecca Mackinnon
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duration: 17:15
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Creative Commons vs. Copyright by Edmon Chung, Vice-Chairman of Internet Society, Hong Kong
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duration: 16:18
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Music Sharing in Mainland China Using Creative Commons by Jack Qiu, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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duration: 27:08
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Mr. Ben Cheng, Convenor of Intellectual Property Issues Watch, also had a presentation in which he showed how to apply Creative Commons licenses to blogs, plain text and in XML format to Adobe products. Unfortunately his presentation was mostly practical and did not make a suitable audio podcast. You can find out more about Ben and his presentation here or in the links below.

The following are definitely worth reading:

Ben Cheng’s Geeky Things blog entry on this event: Creative Commons Workshop

Daisy Fung’s Digital Anthology blog entry on the workshop: Creative Commons Workshop and Blog to Blook

Also see the
Creative Commons Workshop (2007) photos