October 23, 2008

Creative Commons Hong Kong Launch - Oct 24 and 25

Calling all supporters of "free culture",

This past September at Web Wednesday V16.0, we were lucky enough to have Rebecca MacKinnon introduce us to a new way of licensing and sharing content using Creative
Commons. If you missed the event, you can listen to the interview here. There is also a Facebook event invite.

And now Creative Commons is being officially launched in Hong Kong, with two events at the end of this week. If you want to be part of the movement to “Share Hong Kong’s Creativity”, please do make a special effort to attend. (Registration is required and you can get the full event programme here).

Friday 24th October: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, Hong Kong University

Inaugural Speech on by Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Founder of Creative Commons, who will speak on Free Culture and Free Society: Can the West Love Both?”. You'll need to
register in advance here.

Sat 25th October: 12- 6pm
Venue: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Creative Commons Arts Festival

  • Photographs Exhibit (Hong Kong Flickr Groups)
  • Script reading of “An Instant Patriot” - a play by Mrs. Elizabeth Wong
  • Live Music ( Snoblind )
  • The Making of CC Documentaries ( v-artivist and inmedia)
  • Hong Kong Bloggers workshop (Panelists: Jacky See, Poon Wing Hang, Jeff Au Yeung)
You'll need to register here so that they can manage numbers.

Creative Commons has joined forces with the DotAsia Registry, also a previous guest at Web Wednesday, and has set up a new website, creativecommons.asia with links to all the local site across Asia.

Hot of the presses! Creative Commons has now been endorsed by Cantopop starlet and actress, Ella Koon. Read more about it on Rebecca MacKinnon's blog, RConversation. I just had to add her photo to show you her "pulling power".

Will all these good things going on, can you afford to miss this great new movement for creativity in Hong Kong?

And if you're still confused about how Creative Commons changes the copyright game, watch this video.

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