Archive for October, 2009

Singapore – CC Monitor

For those interested in Creative Commons related data for Singapore and other jurisdictions, check out the CC Monitor site at It is a site that “contains automatically collected data, graphs, research and collectively written commentary on the global adoption of Creative Commons licenses”.

CC Monitor

From the page on Singapore:

Compared to the rest of Asia, Singapore has a higher freedom score. With 31.5% of Singaporeans choosing the most liberal BY license, compared to Asia with 7.1%. BY-NC-ND was also a popular choice with almost 24%. However, compared to 43.7% of Asia choosing the same license, Singaporeans still choose less restrictive licenses as a whole.

[Last accessed 10 Oct ’09]

CC Monitor is a project initiated by Creative Commons and the Communications and New Media Programme of the National University of Singapore, with support from the Social Science Research Council and the Ford Foundation. Content is available under Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

BTW, our CC SG public lead, Giorgos Cheliotis, is also a founding member of the CC Monitor project. Several other contributors are also based in Singapore, like Ankit Guglani (SMU), Clint Gono (SMU), Jackson Tan (NUS), Pratichi Joshi (NUS), Sofia Morales (NUS). The Singapore page (as of 12 May ’09) includes responses from CC-SG community manager, Ivan Chew (in response to an interview by Jackson Tan, as well as from Giorgos Cheliotis.

If you have insights to share about CC-adoption in Singapore (e.g. you’re a CC-adoptor yourself or you consciously do not want to adopt CC), the CC-SG team would love to hear from you.


Collaborative Creative Commons music album: “2009 Twilight Under Velveteen Skies”

I’m an advocate of Creative Commons. Because CC was the foundation that allowed me to produce this:

2009 Twilight Under Velveteen Skies
Album cover adapted from “Leo Rising Over Trees, November 2002“, originally uploaded by alexpgp/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Album: “2009 Twilight Under The Velveteen Skies”.
By Ivan Chew and ccMixter friends:

Creative Commons License2009 Twilight Under Velveteen Skies by Ivan Chew & ccMixter Friends is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Singapore License.

Download the album at

It’s a collaborative effort, featuring three other very talented and very cool people I befriended at ccMixter. It includes an original 4-way collaborative track, pieced together without having met one another.

Here’s the title track, Under The Velveteen Skies

Details of how the collaboration came about, here.

~ Ivan

CC-Adopter: Aiden Ng (aka aL.Chemistry)

I learned about Singaporean musician Aiden Ng’s (aka aL.Chemistry) CC-licensed music album when he posted the link at

“E N C I R C L I N G”, licensed under a Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Singapore license.
creative commons adopter: aL.Chemistry on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Track List:
03.Birthday Pie
06.Paper-like Heart
08.Robot #09
12.Motion Recycle
13.Vapour Trail
14.Winter Solstice
[Download the album at]

From Aiden’s MySpace page:

aL.Chemistry is Aiden Ng, a sonic artist who quested himself to the experimentation of sound. Born in Singapore, a multi-cultural city where aL.Chemistry based his sound arts upon. Being inspired by the everyday sound of the surrounding, he fuses samples of “found sounds” with toy instruments and electronic musical means. aL.Chemistry seeks a different approach in his musical composition where he ventured into unconventional methods of creating moving aural textures. Contact email:

Creative Commons adopter: aL.Chemistry on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads