Am Samstag, 26.05.2007, wird im Rahmen des Tweakfests, die Schweizer Version der Creative Commons Lizenzen veröffentlicht. (Endlich!)
Launch Event by Digitale Allmend
We will celebrate the official launch of the Swiss Version of the Creative Commons licences with a keynote talk from John Buckman, CEO of Magnatune.com and surprise guests.
Creative Commons was born in the USA in 2001, to help spread the values of openness and sharing to a wide variety of creative works. The goal was not to tell creative people what to do, but instead to give them options. Creative Commons licences provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators that build upon the «all rights reserved» concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary «some rights reserved» approach. In the 4 and half years that have passed, over 200 million creative works have been licensed with a Creative Commons license. Dozens of Internet ventures use it to enable their businesses. As Big Media faces its greatest crisis ever, the economics of sharing and openness are ever more obviously the future. How will this work? What will this creative future look like?
John Buckman is founder and CEO of Magnatune.com, an online record label that strives to be fair to both recording artists and customers alike, and which was recently named as one of the "Top 20 Music Download Sites" by Time Magazine. Considered a solid example of a Creative Commons-backed business model, Magnatune provides international web-based distribution to hundreds of recording artists and features an innovative on-demand licensing tool for commercial music licensing.
The event is organised by the «Digitale Allmend» http://allmend.ch