Monday: Creative Commons Salon SF hosts panel on sharing digital information in education

Monday evening at pariSOMA Innovation Loft, the San Francisco based non-profit Creative Commons is hosting a salon, or panel discussion, on information sharing in the modern age. Panelists include CC's own CEO and guests from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Urban School of San Francisco. Creative Commons specializes in promoting degrees of licensing as a response to the overflow of information being distributed digitally. Their licenses "provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators." Go here for more information or to RSVP. There will also be a live streaming of the salon on Ustream. About [...]

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Don't worry.  You're not the only one confused by the landscape of laws surrounding sampling, DRM, remixing and similar music/new media issues.   Thankfully, web activist Brett Gaylor will be screening his recent film RiP: A Remix Manifesto at the Mezzanine Thursday, July 23rd. The film features hot-topic performer Girl Talk and attempts to demystify and explore current copyright and intellectual property law issues.  Girl Talk is the prime subject for the film.  The man behind the moniker, Greg Gillis, is a pioneer in the track-sampling arena, building his songs exclusively from the hooks, vocals and other building blocks of pop [...]

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