2012 June

‘Copyright is Essential’ – Lawrence Lessig talking @ UNESCO

CCUK contributor, June 29th, 2012

Lawrence @Lessig spoke recently at the UNESCO 2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress in Paris.

Lawrence Lessig.  Photo by Harry Metcaffe

Lawrence Lessig. Photo by Harry Metcaffe

The talk emphasised the importance of copyright. Some key quotes from the talk include:

Copyright is essential for its purpose.I am against abolitionism… I think copyright is essential.

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Khan Academy on @BBCClick

CCUK contributor, June 26th, 2012

Khan Academy, the non-profit online educational video site has been featured by @BBCClick in this interesting short video about Khan and the ‘flipped classroom

Salman Khan with Bill Gates, photo by Steve Jurvetson

Salman Khan with Bill Gates, photo by Steve Jurvetson

A few memorable quotes from the video include: Read More…

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Innovation in Open Networks

CCUK contributor, June 19th, 2012

This is a great talk by Director of @medialab and @creativecommons Chair @Joi Ito, given recently at the @NMCorg summer conference. Many subjects are covered in the talk including the decreasing cost of innovation, education and learning, harnessing networks, open data and open hardware. Read More…

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Creative Commons made it easy to start CCHits.net

Jon Spriggs, June 7th, 2012

This is a guest blog post by Jon Spriggs (@jontheniceguy) about CCHits.net and its promotion of Creative Commons licensed music, artists and podcasts. Jon recalls his personal journey, motivations and influences in developing the site.

It’s always hard to talk about a project you’ve started. The inspiration for projects can come from a hundred different places and none of those are the key to why the project happened. CCHits.net is no different, but this post is here to talk about why CCHits.net (henceforth referred to as “CCHits”) came about and why Creative Commons plays so much of a part in how it all got started. Read More…

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