For those who are looking for something to do during the slow late-January period, can I suggest a quick trip to Taiwan?

The International Workshop on Asia and Commons in the Information Age (ACIA) will be taking place in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan 19 and 20, 2008. It’s a gathering of experts from across the Asia Pacific region, to meet, greet and generally discuss all things open access.

The objectives of the ACIA workshop are to:

1. Strengthen the “Asia Commons” by bringing in more members and improving links to related organizations within the Asia Pacific region;
2. Promote the commons in the region, and providing a forum to develop practical strategies for this promotion;
3. Provide a forum for industry engagement, and in particular identifying and presenting successful commercial uses of open content licensing within the region;
4. Provide a forum for discussion of topics of importance to the Asia Commons (e.g., the meaning of ‘open’ in our age, and the history and role of the commons in Asia).

You can find out more details here. Hope to see you all there!

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  • 27 May 2008 at 5.17 pm

    ACIA is organized by people at Creative Commons Taiwan, and National Digital Archives Program, Taiwan (Cultural Academic Socio-Economic Educational Promotion Program, and The Academic Applications and the Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage Project) in collaboration with Creative Commons jurisdiction project teams in the Asia Pacific region, Creative Commons San Francisco and Berlin offices, and with the assistance of colleagues at Arellano University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Mississippi College School of Law, Law School of Renmin University of China, The University of Hong Kong, Queensland University of Technology.

    Miguel Caroline

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