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Creative Commons, India Launch

Posted by egovindia on January 22, 2007

Creative Commons, India Launch

Creative Commons, India [cc-india.org] will be launched on January 26th
[4:00 pm to 6:00 pm] at F. C. Kohli Auditorium, KReSIT, IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai.

See map for directions to get to IIT Bombay, Powai:
http://www.iitb. ac.in/campus/ howto/howtoget. html
http://www.iitb. ac.in/campus/ howto/iitblayout .html [Building No. 37]

Confirmed speakers at the launch event:
Mr. Joichi Ito [Chairman, Creative Commons]
Dr. Catharina Maracke [Creative Commons, Global Coordinator]
Mr. Nandu Pradhan [President and Managing Director, Red Hat, India]
Mr. Anurag Kashyap [Film Director, Script and Screenplay Writer]
Prof. Deepak Phatak [KReSIT, IIT Bombay]
Lawrence Liang [Legal Lead, Creative Commons, India]

Workshops:
Two parallel workshops on Creative Commons: January 26th & 27th
1. Do We Need Remix? [www.techfest. org/workshops/ remix/]IDC Lab
2. Sharing Is Creating [www.techfest. org/workshops/ sic/]C-DEEP Lab

Joint CC Stall:
A joint Creative Commons, Novell, Google, Creative.linux stall will be
accessible on the ground floor of Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
building, IIT Bombay.

Please contact Shishir K. Jha, Project Lead, CC-India for further details
[see cc-india.org] :

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
IIT Bombay, Powai
Mumbai – 400 076
E-mail: skjha[at]iitb. ac.in
Tel: 022-25767845, 9892490140

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Information on Mr. Joichi Ito [Main speaker on the theme event]

Mr. Joichi Ito is a Japanese-born and American-educated businessman who
has many areas of interest and expertise. He was recently appointed as the
Chairman of Creative Commons. He is also the Chairman of iCommons [the
international Creative Commons].

He runs the World of Warcraft guild, which is composed of several venture
capitalists, CEOs and other influential members of the Internet economy.
He also wears many other hats. He is, among other things, general manager
of international operations for Technorati, chairman of Six Apart Japan,
founder and chief executive of venture capital firm Neoteny, and a board
member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers [ICANN],
Mozilla Foundation and the Open Source Initiative. He is is also the
founder of Digital Garage, PSINet, Japan and Infoseek, Japan.

Mr. Ito will speak about the importance of Creative Commons for a growing
global digital culture in light of the launch of the Indian creative
commons jurisdiction on January 26th. The intimate interaction between
technology, law and culture in digital products is creating new challenges
for enterprises, individuals and other organizations. How is the digital
landscape getting altered with the emergence of licenses such as creative
commons? Can new models be envisaged which will seriously accommodate the
sharing ethos of the common individual? These and many more issues will be
addressed by Mr. Joi Ito.

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