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so you’re looking for the ccSalon advert files. attached as a pdf below.
creative block by luke roberts, licensed under a creative commons attribution-noncommercial-sharealike licence v2.0
if you too want to reuse our ad, you can find the source file at http://creativecommons.org.au/ccsalonfiles Continue reading
We came across this commoner while we were poking around the internet, and just had to share it with all of you. Definitely one of the more interesting CC licensors we’ve seen in a while.
OpenVoice, a small Australian business specialising in voice prompting services for the Asterisk™ Open Source PBX system, have released a whole lot of Australian PBX voice prompts/messages available for free download under an Australian v2.1 Attribution-ShareAlike licence. The prompts feature the voice of Alex Dalrymple, who is a regular announcer at a major Sydney radio station, and include everything from the standard (“I’m sorry, that number is not valid”) to the wacky (“We’re off gambling and getting drunk”). They have some great MP3 demos that you can listen to on the site – or you can download the whole set to use with your Asterisk PBX system.
Check them out [here](http://www.openvoice.com.au/free/).
Our CC compatriots in the US have announced a new competition on the ccMixter site. The contest, which is being run in conjunction with XLR8R Magazine and Ghostly International, encourages the general public to remix the audio source files from the song “Colors Shifting”, which has been donated by its creator, Ghostly International artist Christopher Willits. The winning remix will be selected by Willits himself, and will be included on an XLR8R Incite CD compilation, which will be included in copies of a future issue of XLR8R Magazine.
Visit [http://ccmixter.org/ghostly](http://ccmixter.org/ghostly) for contest information, rules, and audio sources.
the ccSalon is a public exhibition/performance/expo of how artists are using creative commons licences and material worldwide. the ccau event features creative commons licensed material by a range of australian artists, including a live audio/visual mash up including music by collapsicon and hybrid arts music ensemble collusion with music and visuals by andrew garton of toysatellite.
garton will be drawing on cc content by other australia creators including animation duo blackbrow, photographer frollop, the community convergent newsroom, a new leaf media and footage from engage media and a swag of australian flickr photographers.
The ccSalon will also and include a share your wares, a hands on space for people to experience the diversity of CC licensed content. If you’re interested in including anything in that hands-on event, please get in contact with us.
The CCau ccSalon will be held from 6pm on 29 November 2006 at the Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, corner of Musk Ave and Kelvin Grove Rd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Free entry, all welcome.
You can also access the full program for the Salon by clicking on the attachment below.
On 29 November, Creative Commons Australia and The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation will be hosting a series of industry meetings to discuss issues surrounding open content licensing in Australia. The forum will have three meeting streams:
1 Creative Commons + Government
2 Creative Commons, Open Access, Education + Libraries
3 Creative Commons, Creativity, Media + the Arts
You can download the program in pdf format below.
The forums aim to bring together representatives of Australian government, education, libraries and the creative industries (including film, music, publishing and multimedia) to discuss the various open content licensing projects that have commenced throughout the country and internationally; the potential for further implementation of the Creative Commons model in Australia; and the issues of technology, policy and law which need to be coordinated to provide a legally and operationally effective solution. The forum will also consider future projects and research that would assist in achieving the goal of utilising alternative licensing models to the benefit of Australian industry.
This series of forums aims to build upon the findings of the Australian Government’s Digital Content Industry Action Agenda, “Unlocking the Potential”, which aimed to identify opportunities and threats to the growth of Australia’s digital content industry, and advise strategies to take the industry forward and make it a major contributor to the Australian economy. One of the recommendations of the report was that Australian industry explore possibilities to engage with alternative approaches to IP licensing, such as Creative Commons. The Agenda concluded that an intellectual property framework that was abreast of changes in the way that intellectual property is created and disseminated was necessary to the growth of the digital content industry, and that alternative licensing approaches to IP were an essential part of such a framework.