August 26, 2008

Web Wednesday - Social Mixer V16.0 - 3rd September

Our next social mixer (V16.0) will be held at Q97 in Lan Kwai Fong on Wednesday 3rd September. Networking from 6:30pm, guest speaker panel at 7pm. If you're on Facebook, you can sign up for free here.

Now that the net has become the place for writers, musicians, photographers, artists and all other creative types to promote and distribute their works, we will be discussing a new way to share, remix and reuse this content - legally! - using Creative Commons.

Here's a video explaining how it works (English version):

And the Cantonese dubbed version:

As per the official website:

Share, Remix, Reuse — Legally
Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

Our guest speaker will be Rebecca MacKinnon, Project Lead for Creative Commons Hong Kong and Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. Rebecca is also a prolific blogger and micro-blogs in English and Chinese on her Twitter account.

Amongst here many talents, Rebecca is also the co-founder of Global Voices, an international bloggers' network and the former Bureau Chief for CNN in Beijing and Tokyo.

We will also be inviting a couple of local Hong Kong start ups who use creative commons as a base for sharing content on their websites.

This social mixer is free and open to any one interested in the internet and digital media in Asia. Sign up here for the event.

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