From CC: The First CC Salon


Please join us for the first CC Salon, taking place in San
Francisco on Wednesday, March 8 from 6pm-9pm at Shine (1337 Mission Street).

CC Salon is a casual get-together focused on conversation and community-building
and is open to anyone interested in art, technology, education, and copyright.

Featuring presentations by:
Josh Kinberg (FireAnt)
Eddie Codel (Geek Entertainment TV)
James Wagner Au (Second Life)

And music by:
Minus Kelvin (ccMixter)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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9 Responses to From CC: The First CC Salon

  1. Jason Pettus says:

    I know the temptation is going to be great to hold all of these events in the Bay area; but could I please beg Creative Commons to hold one of these salons in Chicago? PLEASE!

  2. Zanzibar Mellows says:

    Hey Jason. I think the blueprint to these salons are as open and shareable as your favorite CC licensed content. You should check out the CC Salon wiki and reuse the elements to do your own in Chicago. Just find a space and invite some interesting people to present. Shower with cheap wine and voila!

  3. Clair Ching says:

    Oh wow. That is a great idea. I guess that maybe in your local community there are already a lot of people who know about CC and would like to take part in that activity.

    Glad you pointed out the link to the CC Salon Wiki. 🙂

  4. M. Mortazavi says:

    Now that the topic of CC has come up again, I might as well ask a related question.

    I wonder if a particular use of published work under Creative Commons is covered by its license model. The cases in which I’m interested involve direct copying and publication of a piece of work for commercial use with no significant additions or subtractions to the original content. (Here is an example.)

    I may be wrong but I have always understood a Creative Commons license to mean that the subject work can be used and copied for creating other creative work as long as a reference is made. If the only “creativity” in the new piece of work is that the original work is now being issued for commercial gain, when it was not so issued originally, would that be a proper (i.e. legally sanctioned) use of some work published under Creative Commons?

  5. icecow says:

    Once a month, or so, lessig blogs about an interesting event, yet after the event happens I never figure out if the related podcast or video has become available.

    The Google book search is the only one I have been able to follow up on.

    Any tips? Have the the podcasts/videos even become available?

    Also, I’m interested in hearing any podcasts/videos that features lessig, but there doesn’t seem to be blog that updates such events.

    I wish I knew of a good centralized source of copyright/future internet issues in general.

    tips/suggestions/comments would be appreciated

  6. poptones says:

    I agree, IC. The honorable prof needs to allocate responsibility to one of his “minions” for the task of providing a links page where we might access this body of work.

    Also, videos are often in proprietary formats which do not play nicely with free software (or, sometimes, do not play at all without requiring users of free software to break the law by deploying proprietary codecs on computing environments which may be prohibited by license). I realize some of these laws desperately need changing, but we should work to engender esteem among our proprietary colleagues by making good faith efforts to follow those laws even when we disagree with them.

    Not everyone uses windows, but not all those who eschew windows use macs, either. MP4 files (as opposed to renamed MOV files or, worse, real or wmv) would be much appreciated by many of us in the free community.

  7. andres says:

    sorry to post this as a comment, but it’s the fastest way for you to notice it.

    Would you please help us spreading the word about our project in your blog? “Tip me for dancing!” ( is where me and two partners try to collect money to start our own business.

    All we are asking is a small post about our project. Thanks!

  8. Rob Myers says:

    I wonder if a particular use of published work under Creative Commons is covered by its license model.

    You might like to ask on cc-license-discuss:

    Here’s a quick answer:

    Your site seems to be using a NonCommercial license, so if they are using copies of your work for commercial purposes, they are probably breaking the license. There is some debate about what NC means (CC are preparing some guidelines), but using content to make money from advertising probably crosses the line.

    I am not a lawyer, I am not Creative Commons.

  9. Chris Heuer says:

    I think that one or more of the people helping Larry should perhaps create a few different Squidoo Lenses on his work. I for one would love to have quick access to his Net Neutrality presentations as well as a few others. It is still by far one of the best systems for creating a collection of links that is put within the proper context. Also, CC should be one one of the top charities that Squidoo is promoting – right Heath?

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