Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Creative Commons

I'm off tonight to celebrate the 5th birthday of Creative Commons, Larry Lessig's brainchild that offers an alternative method of copyrighting creative works. Instead of "all rights reserved," it provides licenses requiring attribution, or non-commercial use, etc. (My blog is CC licensed, and Flickr lets you CC license your photos.)

Last year a friend and I were sorely disappointed when Larry appeared only as his avatar on Second Life. This year I'm hoping he'll actually show, since he's definitely in the area. I heard from a friend's girlfriend that his Contracts final at Stanford was so brutal he brought his students muffins.

Muffins aren't going to ease my disappointment if he doesn't make it again this year. Although I guess free alcohol might...

4 comments:

JD said...

I was there last night. Great to hear the great news about CC's funding and to see Larry in person again.

Sansserif said...

Yes, really awesome event. Gilberto Gil was pretty amazing too. It was a shame about the acoustic problems with the talkers!

Youareyou said...

Yes, I don't normally find myself yelling "shut up!" to complete strangers...but the "shhhhhhh's" weren't working!

Jakob said...

It was a great event, I'm very glad I went this year (totally missed it last time).