June 12, 2004

WOS: Creative Commons Germany Launches

Filed under: markets — Wendy @ 1:58 am

Creative Commons Germany launches with a bang, announcing not only German licenses, but lots of newly unrestricted material. Janko Roettgers announced the relicensing of his book, Mix, Burn & R.I.P. by a major German publisher; the team of CH7 showed their CC-licensed film, which has been downloaded more than 70,000 times already.

If copyright in the U.S. creates entangling defaults, international copyright adds even more layers of potential incompatibility. Continental European countries recognize moral rights (droit moral); each country specifies the author’s exclusive rights and options in its own terms. To be understood by lawyers, the licenses need to speak in these terms of art; to be understood by artists and facilitate international collaborations, the licenses must convey similar meaning in each national instance. The iCommons licenses translate the CC “some rights reserved” concept to help creators through the cross-border copyright muddle.

Personally, I’m looking forward to the cc-enabled translation of Janko’s book, since it’s beyond my rudimentary German!

4 Comments

  1. “Freie Netze” und “Mix, Burn & RIP” als freie Bücher

    Armin Medoschs Buch “Freie Netze” über freie WLAN-Netze (blogged here) und Janko Röttgers “Mix, Burn & R.I.P.” zum “Ende der Musikindustrie” sind nun als freie Bücher verfügbar. Großartig! Danke! (Via…

    Trackback by Das E-Business Weblog — June 12, 2004 @ 6:14 am

  2. “Freie Netze” und “Mix, Burn & RIP” als freie Bücher

    Armin Medoschs Buch “Freie Netze” über freie WLAN-Netze (blogged here) und Janko Röttgers “Mix, Burn & R.I.P.” zum “Ende der Musikindustrie” sind nun als freie Bücher verfügbar. Großartig! Danke! (Via…

    Trackback by Das E-Business Weblog — June 12, 2004 @ 6:14 am

  3. What Colour Is Your Paradigm, Part III

    Wendy Seltzer, reporting on the launch of Creative Commons Germany at the Wizards of OS conference: If copyright in the U.S. creates entangling defaults, international copyright adds even more layers of potential incompatibility. Continental European c…

    Trackback by Copyfight — June 14, 2004 @ 8:35 am

  4. What Colour Is Your Paradigm, Part III

    Wendy Seltzer, reporting on the launch of Creative Commons Germany at the Wizards of OS conference: If copyright in the U.S. creates entangling defaults, international copyright adds even more layers of potential incompatibility. Continental European c…

    Trackback by Copyfight — June 14, 2004 @ 8:38 am

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