Creative Commons is an Internet platform that provides a gateway to the free availability of creative material—music, websites, literature and film—and is, at the same time, dedicated to copyright protection. Founded in 2001 by cyberlaw and intellectual property experts James Boyle, Michael Carroll and Lawrence Lessig together with computer science professor Hal Abelson, lawyer and cyberlaw expert Eric Saltzman and web publisher Eric Eldred, Creative Commons makes available-freely and free-of-charge-licensing agreements with which works can be released for public use with “some rights reserved.”
Creative Commons won the Golden Nica in the 2004 Prix Ars Electronica’s Net Vision category, an important signal for all open
source projects and free software initiatives. Creative Commons Austria will now be launched during the Festival.
With: Georg Pleger (A), Julia Küng (A), Joichi Ito (J), Jimmy Wales (USA), Gabriele Kotsis (A), Christiane Asschenfeld (USA)
Moderator: Armin Medosch (D)