OCLN | Open content legal news – 18 January 2008

This is the inaugural issue of OCLN — Open content legal news, a worldwide selection of news and events about open content with a focus on the legal side of things from Jordan Hatcher, legal consultant.

CCZero legal tools and text launched.

Creative Commons launched its new tool, CCZero (BETA) for comment.

Detailed commentary:

Dissecting CCZero – opencontentlawyer.com

More on CC0 — cc through the looking glass

1st COMMUNIA International Workshop Technology and the Public Domain

Happening today, 18 January 2008.

I wasn’t able to make it, but I know that the technollama will be there, and I’m anxious to see the blog posts and reports from him and others. Speakers today include Jonathan Gray (Open Knowledge Foundation), Nathan Yergler (Creative Commons), Kaitlin Thaney (Science Commons), Rob Davies (ePSIplus Thematic Network), Robert Horvitz (Open Spectrum Foundation), and Rishab Ghosh (MERIT, University of Maastricht).

Library of Congress (US) partners with Flickr for public domain content

The LOC hopes to both make their content more widely available and to get added information about their collection by opening it for comment through having users identify places and people in the photos.

Announcement on the Library of Congress blog.
LOC Flickr project FAQ
Flickr ‘s announcement.

Lessig’s book “The Future of Ideas” now available under a CC-BY-NC license

This means that all of his books now have CC licences. In case you were wondering, there were no CC licences when it was first published (autumn 2001). Read it here.

Lessig blog post.
Creative Commons announcement.

Creative Business Seminars now open for registration

The seminars, aimed at artists and creative entrepreneurs who want to make the most of the opportunities presented by the internet, will take place in March in central London and the deadline for applications is 15 February. Suw and Michael of the Open Rights Group together with yours truly (I’ve been working on the legal materials) have put together an event aimed at writers, musicians, film and video makers, visual artists, and others in (or interested in) the content creation industry.

Register and more information on the Creative Business in the Digital Era (CBDE) site.
Also see the ORG announcement.

OCLN is going to be a regular feature here at opencontentlawyer.

Anything I missed that you think should be here? Let me know!