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Monthly Archives: November 2007
The show, which airs at 8:30am AEST, will feature excerpts from a debate held at this year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival, Creative Commons or Creative Theft?, in which CC-using sci fi author Cory Doctorow and CCau’s own Jessica Coates duked it out with Jeremy Fisher (the Director of the Australian Society of Authors) and Sandy Grant (Publisher and Director of the Copyright Agency Limited) about the role of open content licensing in modern publishing.
The debate was lots of fun and had some great speeches, so we definitely encourage people to catch the show tomorrow.
The show will also feature an interview with Jessica on Creative Commons, what it is and how it’s being implemented in Australia today.
The Radio National online stream is available here. If you can’t listen to the show live, it’s replayed tomorrow night at 8pm, or can be downloaded as a podcast from the Law Report website.
CCau is glad to (slightly belatedly) welcome New Zealand to the Creative Commons fold.
On 27 October Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand launched its licences. Headed up by Dr Brian Opie, and operating under the auspices of Te Whāinga Aronui The Council for the Humanities, the launch of CCANZ was one of the principal goals of the New Zealand Government’s National Digital Content Strategy.
The launch took place at the National Library in Wellington. CCau was represented by Dr Anne Fitzgerald, who gave a presentation on the current state of CC internationally.
CCANZ has launched with the CC v3.0 licence – now it’s up to us here in Australia to update our own licences to keep up with our cross-Tasman counsins. Continue reading
28 november 2007, 2.00 till 4.00pm @ the queensland college of art, griffith university, 226 grey street, south bank, brisbane
On 28 November, The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation will be hosting the CCau Music Industry Forum as part of Apple University Consortium’s Create World 2007 conference.
It is designed to provide a forum for the discussion of issues surrounding music licensing in Australia. It will take place from 2.00 till 4.00pm on Wednesday 28 November 2007 at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
The digital environment presents new opportunities for musicians and new business models for the distribution of music. Creative Commons licensing in particular has gained considerable favour with content producers world-wide. However the legalities and practicalities of releasing music under these new models can be complicated, particularly when you wish to combine them with more traditional collective licensing options (for further information visit www.creativecommons.org.au/musicinfo).