2012 CC Singapore Meetup #2, aka “CC 10th Birthday Singapore”

It’s the 10th Birthday of the Creative Commons movement.
CC ten logo

The Creative Commons licence suite was first launched on 16 December 2002. As part of the global celebrations, CC-SG will have our meetup session to celebrate the spirit of CC and network with like-minded people.

The Facebook event page is here.

Friday, 14 December 2012
8pm – 10.30pm
HackerspaceSG, 70A Bussorah Street, Singapore, Singapore 199483
(map)

Feel free to email/ tweet/ tell others about this event. While we’ve set the FB event as Invite-Only, that’s more to avoid spamming people. Plus maybe we’d get better traction by having friends to invite friends. Don’t hesitate to come by on 14 Dec. It’ll help us to know how many people to expect so please leave a comment at the FB event page or in this blog post.

BTW, this bunch of guys were at Hackerspace a few weeks ago, preparing a podcast as part of the CC-SG meetup/ 10th Global CC Birthday celebrations. The podcast will be revealed soon :) [UPDATE: Podcast is here]

CC-SG meetup 2012: making the Tech65 podcast special

CC-SG meetup 2012: making the Tech65 podcast special

CC-SG meetup 2012: making the Tech65 podcast special

CC-SG meetup 2012: making the Tech65 podcast special

CC-SG meetup 2012: making the Tech65 podcast special

CC-SG adopter: Pitch Feather

Just spotted Pitch Feather’s first ever CC-licensed track (prior to this, they had four All Rights Reserved tracks on their SoundCloud page – soundcloud.com/pitchfeather)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas by Pitch Feather on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

They are a 3-person band from Singapore. From their SoundCloud write-up, seems CC would be just right up their alley wrt collaborations:

Pitch Feather is a musical endeavor by three good friends. With elements of indie, folk and rock, we explore and express the values of life through our songs.

We believe people have the power to take charge of their own lives and be free. With this spirit, we compose, record, produce and promote our own music all from our humble studio.

* N O T E *
We are searching for opportunities to collaborate with other music, literal and visual artists. Do drop us a message to say hi! :)

CC-SG adopter: Lucian Teo, Tribolum.com

The blog of Singaporean Lucian Teo, licensed under a CC-BY-NC-SA Singapore 3.0 license:

The weblog of Lucian Teo who resides in Singapore. He is husband to the most beautiful wife, father to the most amazing kidsPhotographerstoryteller, all-round nice guy [citation needed].

He also blogs about Gov2.0, Storytelling, User Experience Design and Social Media at blog.lucianteo.com.

tribolum.com

tribolum.com CC license

LINK

mrbrown’s CC music remix project 2012

Back in August, one of Singapore’s most recognisable online personality, mrbrown, posted this music remix project on his blog:

the mrbrown show team wrote and performed this love song for Singapore’s 47th birthday. Happy National Day, Singapore!

And to make it more fun, we have included our Garageband source file for you to remix, re-sing, or whatever creative thing you wish to do with our song:

The files are here: http://mrbrwn.co/loveishome

Send us your remix or your version of our song and we will share it on our site! We hope that this will be a song of the people, for the people, by the people. Fun, right?

If you just want to sing along, the instrumental file is here: http://mrbrwn.co/singloveishome

(For non-commercial purposes only blah blah blah copyright belongs to us still. See Creative Commons details below.)

Special thanks to Mr Yeo Wee Han for letting us use his awesome timelapse video footage. All rights to the timelapse footage belong to him. You may remix the song itself, but use of the timelapse footage will require his permission.

Creative Commons License
Love is Home by Lee Kin Mun is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at mrbrown.com.

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2012 CC Singapore Meetup #1

The first CC Singapore meetup will be on Friday 10 Feb, 2012.
Venue: HackerSpaceSG (thanks again, folks!)
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Host: Kanako Honma/ Ivan Chew

Facebook Event page, here. BTW, anyone can attend this event (there’s no “membership” or anything like that). Would appreciate if you could indicate your attendance at the FB page or by leaving a comment. So that we don’t need to turn anyone away due to space constraint. Thanks!

This meetup came about as a result of this discussion about the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) at the CC Singapore mailing list.

As of this post, the proposed bills have been withdrawn. Mashable.com has posted a timeline of the events that eventually lead to the withdrawal of the bill.

The meetup was organised just before news of the bill’s withdrawal from the US Senate. Still, it remains a relevant topic to be discussed. Always good to understand the wider implications of such proposed bills. Particularly when such bills, even if passed in another country, affects websites that exist outside of it.

Here’s a 4min video that explains the impact of those bills, if they had been passed.

Also, we have Justin’s permission to re-post his explanation about the implications of SOPA and PIPA:

There are lots of misconceptions about SOPA and PIPA. The reason behind these 2 acts is mainly because content producers like Hollywood are losing “potential revenue” due to piracy, and they have come up with various solutions to try and curb that, SOPA and PIPA being some of the more drastic solutions.

The main gist is that content producers like yourself will be able to tell DNS servers to not allow resolving of domain names that infringe copyright. DNS servers reside locally, and they are the backbone of the Internet to translate friendly names like “google.com” into computer numbered addresses like “8.8.8.8”. Since DNS servers reside locally within the country and the jurisdiction is within the country (as opposed to trying to shut down the actual server with infringing content in another country), it allows content producers the ability to potentially stop people within the country from accessing sites that infringe their content.

In layman’s term as a consumer, what this means is that potentially if any content is deemed infringing copyrights, you as a consumer within the country will not be able to access that content anymore. Let’s say Wikipedia infringes content from some media conglomerate or some book written by some guy, these people can just say “Hey, Wikipedia has infringed my copyrighted works, block them from Singapore.” That’s the “dumb-case” scenario, but potentially could happen. Consumers within Singapore will not be able to access content. Think “Great Firewall of China”.

Another view, you as a content producer sometimes require to “mix” content in and might potentially infringe copyrights unintentionally. Your website could potentially be blocked from Singapore and nobody can access that content.

~ Ivan Chew

CC adopter: Habitatnews (Singapore)

Singapore-based ‘Habitatnews’ (habitatnews.nus.edu.sg) is a site dedicated to Natural History, highlighting talks, books, events and issues, in nature, biology and the environment.

The content is licensed under an older CC license, but valid nonetheless.
Habitatnews

The logo is located at the bottom of the site, btw.

Habitatnews

p.s. The HTML code for the CC license can be generated here.

CC-BY-NC-SA Made-in-Singapore documentary: “Radio Forgot to Play My Favourite Song”

This was the surprise video that was screened at the inaugural CC Singapore Day 2011. Thumbs up, once again, to Billy Tan for presenting this. Kudos to the team of Gavin, Jason and Billy for producing this documentary almost 10 years ago.

Prior to the screening at CC Singapore Day 2011, there were YouTube segments of the video already posted (parts 1, 2, 3). But this circa 2002 video was finally released under a CC license in 2011 (which would make the terms of subsequent sharing, downloading and screening a lot clearer).

The CC licensed video can be viewed/ downloaded at www.archive.org/details/RadioStationForgotToPlayMyFavouriteSong
Radio Station Forgot To Play My Favourite Song : Gavin Chelvan, Jason Siau, Billy Tan : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

From the blurb posted at Archive.org:

Radio Station Forgot To Play My Favourite Song s a 23-minute documentary on the contemporary rock music scene in Singapore circa 2002. It features commentary from and footage of renowned DJs, music critics, industry bigwigs, producers and musicians.

Interviews with:

  • Kathi (Rudra)
  • Dino (Force Vomit)
  • DJ Rough (Chou Pi Jiang)
  • Chris Ho
  • Phillip Cheah
  • Joe Ng

Songs featured:

  • Never Be Alone – Chou Pi Jiang
  • Spacemen Over Malaysia – Force Vomit
  • Last Nite I Said Goodbye – Force Vomit
  • Siti – Force Vomit
  • Liberator – Force Vomit
  • Sad But True – Rudra
  • Losing You – Astreal
  • One Big Happy Family – Humpback Oak
  • Radio Station – The Padres

Producer: Gavin Chelvan, Jason Siau, Billy Tan
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: musicdocumentaryrockSingapore

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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