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Letter to Hypatia


Carlos Sánchez Almeida, a Spanish abogado and fellow Creative Commons proselytizer, has published an English translation of his talk ‘Carta a Hipatia’, originally delivered by him at the Spanish launch event at the University of Barcelona in October 2004. The paper can be found here. Thanks to all involved in the translation effort and to…

Prix Ars Electronica Pictures 2004


Last year, Creative Commons was awarded the Golden Nica by the organizers of the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Some great pictures conveying a sense of the award ceremony’s atmosphere have been put online and can be found here. There are also some webcasts of CC contributions to the Austrian launch conference (by Joi…


Yesterday evening iCommons was invited to give a lecture about CC at, a student-run initiative of the University of Luneburg, Germany. Chiming in with current discussion in other countries, I was subjected to an interesting exchange about the role collecting societies should play in affording authors and musicians greater individual choice with regard to…

Creative Commons launches in Belgium


The launch ceremony of the Belgian CC Licences took place in the Bibliotheque Royale in Brussels on 10 December as part of the electronic music and free software festival Jonctions 8. Creative Commons country head Severine Dusollier – a young researcher of copyright law at the University of Namur – had invited an interesting panel…