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Invitation to Join CC Global Network; Notice of Termination of MOU or Affiliate Agreement

28th March 2018

Dear CC-SG community,


Some of you may be aware of the restructuring at CC (HQ), including the introduction of a new global membership structure <https://creativecommons.org/about/global-affiliate-network/>. The MOU between CC and CAPTEL (i.e. CC-SG affiliate) has also ended.

With this, we the current CC-SG team (Chung Nian, Hisham, and Ivan) have reviewed how best to continue supporting and organising CC initiatives. This announcement shares our thinking and rationale.

 

Here’s the TLDR version:



Purpose of CC-SG
The CC-SG informal group was primarily formed to see through the porting of the SG version license in 2008 (released as version 3.0 in). <https://creativecommonssingapore.wordpress.com/category/press-release/>.

 

The CC license now at version 4.0 <https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/License_Versions> has been designed to operate even better internationally, this has effectively removed the need for porting especially in the case of CC-SG.

Community & publicity
The second main aspect of CC-SG was to promote awareness of CC and help provide localised information.

 

From the start, such activities have been done in individual capacities and taken place organically as grassroots activities tend to be. CC-SG is grateful to have the support of educators and individuals, who have either actively used CC materials and/ or shared CC with their own private and professional circles.

In reality, anyone can become a CC advocate.

With the CC Global Network formally in place, this means anyone can volunteer to be a CC advocate by applying directly to CC.

 

 

As such, the following platforms will be retired/ archived:

  • CC-SG Google group mailing list
  • Blog/ website
  • Facebook page

 

That said, if anyone feels strongly that they should be maintained AND are willing to take over the overall responsibility of managing the platforms, please feel free to contact Ivan <ramblinglibrarian@gmail.com> and/or Hisham <contact@mhisham.org> by 1 May 2018.

 

Sincerely and with Best Regards,

CC-SG team:
Ivan Chew (Public Lead)
Mohd Hisham (Community Manager)
Lam Chung Nian (Legal Lead)

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Event report: Creative Commons Joint Seminar with #EDSG

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Creative Commons Singapore thanks Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library, for hosting the event, and Mr Preetam Rai for helping with the venue arrangement and providing the images for this article.

The following article was written by Michael Tegos who has released it under a CC-BY-SA license. He can be reached at https://michaeltegos.wordpress.com/.

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On 29 May I had the opportunity to attend the joint seminar on Creative Commons at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library. It was organized by volunteers from Creative Commons Singapore and educators’ community #edsg. The purpose was to get the discussion going about Creative Commons and its use among educators, and spread awareness on the potential of open source licensing for learning and collaborating purposes.

I’ll admit I wasn’t sure how successful the event would be. Creative Commons is an area that most people seem to ignore, maybe because it seems arcane to them. If it’s not the tech jargon that gets them, it’s the legalese. Which is a shame, because Creative Commons is a way to overcome both barriers, enabling a rich creative and sharing culture.

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Turns out I needn’t have worried. I was happy to see the event venue was almost full with people interested in finding out more about CC. More than 50 attendants, mostly from an education background but also some enthusiasts, turned up and sat through the presentations on offer.

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Artist and Creative Commons Singapore volunteer Ivan Chew started off the event by covering the basics on Creative Commons. He talked about what the difference is from copyright and fair dealing, and then went to introduce CC and talk about the different licenses available.

NUS’s Chan Hsiao-yun and physics teacher Wee Loo Kang then explained how one can find CC resources across the web and correctly attribute and license them, in order to incorporate them into their work.

Finally, IP lawyer and Creative Commons Singapore volunteer Lam Chung Nian and academic N. Sivasothi discussed the issues arising from using CC content, and addressed questions from the audience in this regard.

Resources for all the presentations can be found at the event site, appropriately licensed under CC!

I feel this is a very positive step in building people’s interest in CC, especially for educators willing to learn more about it and pass that knowledge to their students. Fostering an open-source sharing creative culture amongst young learners is essential to highlighting the impact CC can have on the proliferation of knowledge and creativity. Further events could delve deeper in the issues and use of CC, and help spread awareness in Singapore’s creative community as well.

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Joint project with #edsg & Creative Commons Singapore: a seminar on using & adopting Creative Commons in education

Volunteers from CC-SG and #edsg are collaborating to organize a free seminar on Creative Commons.


Event: Creative Commons (CC) in Singapore: Awareness, Value, Utility

Format: Seminar and networking

Target audience: 50 educators, paraeducators, and support staff who wish to use and create resources under CC

Cost: None ($0)

Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library, Block 1 (Mural Area) [map]

Date: Fri, 29 May 2015

Time: 3.00-5.00pm (one hour seminar, one hour networking)

Topic

Speaker(s)

3.00-3.05pm

Welcome

Facilitator

3.05-3.20pm

WHAT

Basic IP

Introduction to CC

CC-SG: Structure and activities

Ivan Chew (CC-SG public lead)

3.20-3.40pm

HOW

Finding CC resources

Using and attributing CC resources

Providing CC resources

Chan Hsiao-yun (Academic)

Wee Loo Kang (Education officer)

3.40-4.00pm

WHY

Panel to initially discuss a CC issue

Address questions and comments from audience

Lam Chung Nian (CC-SG legal lead)

Sivasothi (Academic)

Ashley Tan (Ed Consultant)

4.00-5.00pm

Networking: Informal and self-organizing discussions among participants

All participants

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