Beyond Copyright II: The Motion Picture

December 26th, 2002

Even if you don’t spend a minute on any other Creative Commons agitprop, please check out this great Flash movie, Get Creative (7 minutes). It explains in very practical terms the importance of the Creative Commons concept, and how it provides musicians and artists and audiences freedom to innovate.

(I saw this screened at the Creative Commons launch party and couldn’t find it online. Thanks to Dav for the URL.)

Beyond Copyright

December 16th, 2002

CC.gif“There are those who do, and those who sue.”

– Stanford Law Professor and Creative Commons Chairman Lawrence Lessig, tonight in San Francisco

I’ve crashed plenty of launch parties, and most left behind a slight greasy, cheesy aftertaste — that flavor that surrounds blind greed.

But tonight I went to a very different sort of launch party. It celebrated the release of Creative Commons’ new nonprofit product, a powerful tool than brings real hope for freeing human creativity from corporate shackles.
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Santarchy in the USA

December 16th, 2002


Ah, ’twas a sweet, sweet Stampede. Indeed.

Find the bunny here.

And there. And here. And there.
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The Red Coats Are Coming

December 12th, 2002

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Remember what happened the last time Santa visited North Beach and Chinatown?

Word on the street says he’ll return this weekend.
And he’s one mean drunk.

So you’d better not pout.

Snapshots to the People

December 7th, 2002

Mie and Dav - click for more photosLovely and talented Mie lives in Tokyo. Dashing, fleet-footed Dav lives in San Francisco — downstairs in my house.

Dav and Mie have a thing goin’ on…

Mie has one of those new cel phones with a digital camera built in. Dav arranged things so that Mie can take a snapshot anywhere, at any time, and that image will immediately appear on Tokyo Tidbits, a special blog site that he created.

Now Dav bought a similar device for himself. When it arrives, distant Mie will tune in to the latest images from Dav’s San Francisco life. Choke on that, Hallmark…
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One Nightstand

December 4th, 2002

Read on.Books on my nightstand:

  • Chicken Soup for the Greedy Corporate Publisher Who Keeps Recycling Braindead Book Ideas While Punishing Creativity
  • Rich Dad’s Greedy Corporate Publisher Who Keeps Recycling Braindead Book Ideas While Punishing Creativity
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Greedy Corporate Publishers Who Keep Recycling Braindead Book Ideas While Punishing Creativity
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  • Ender Times

    December 2nd, 2002

    “There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right voice, the right words in the right place can move the world.”

    – Peter Wiggin, in Ender’s Game

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