Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.
An easy to understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee, which are necessary under an “all rights reserved” copyright management with a “some rights reserved” management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner. The result is an agile, low overhead and cost copyright management regime, profiting both copyright owners and licensees. Wikipedia uses one of these licenses.
The organization was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred with support of the Center for the Public Domain.
At Open Labs we support Creative Commons throughout our events, our website (which is published on CC license) and initiatives such as TED talks in Albanian are introducing Creative Commons for the first time to the Albanian public with a party for the 10 years of the initiative. Come to our place, talk to us and learn more about Creative Commons and their importance in our society!
Join us if you are a lawyer, a public domain enthusiast, a remixer or a creative guy!
Event info – time: 26.12.2012 @ 18.30
Where: Open Labs HQs (Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania). Click here for the interactive map!