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Monthly Archives: February 2006
The [OECD workshop on Open Education Resources](http://www.oecd.org/edu/oer) held an expert meeting in Sweden this week. [Professor Brian Fitzgerald](www.law.qut.edu.au/about/staff/lsstaff/fitzgerald.jsp) (Project Lead of the Australian Creative Commons Project) attended the meeting, where there was broad support for the use of Creative Commons licences to enahnace access to educational resources.
The [OECD forum on the future digital economy](http://www.oecd.org/site/0,2865,en_21571361_35742275_1_1_1_1_1,00.html) provided an important message on the information economy at the end of January. Webcasts are available in English and Italian at [Radio Radicale](http://www.radioradicale.it/) (click on ‘Media & ICT’ on the left menu).
The third version of the General Public Licence, launched on 24 January by the Free Software Foundation, is open for comment. This project will bring together organizations, software developers, and software users from around the globe during 2006, in an effort to update the world’s most popular free software license.
The Adelphi Charter, which promotes open access by setting out new principles for copyright and patents, was launched recently in London.
To launch the Charter in Australia, AESharenet will be hosting Making the Most of Creativity: In the Public Interest.
The seminar, set up to explore the Adelphi Charter, will be chaired by stimulating IP commentators including Chaterine Lumby and Graham Greenleaf.
The Adelphi Charter is supported by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.
Creative Commons Australia team member Elliott Bledsoe recently guest edited a Creative Commons focused issue of Filter Magazine (issue 61, Nov 05 – Jan 06), published by the Australian Network for Art and Technology, Australia’s peak network and advocacy body for media artists working in screen, sound, installation, performance, literary and networked arenas.
He commissioned articles that provided both the philosophical underpinnings as well as practical applications of Creative Commons licences as it applies to media arts practice. The articles were:
* Synesthesia Urbania: Towards an Australasia Commons by Andrew Garton, Director of Toy Satellite
* Opening Up a Creative Dialogue by Mia Garlick, General Counsel for Creative Commons
* Remix, Reuse, Recycle by Nic Suzor, team member at Creative Commons Australia
The articles were accompanied by his editorial, Arhh Me Hearties – Pirates on the Digital High Seas