[okfn-discuss] COMMUNIA workshop Amsterdam 20-21 October

Philippe Aigrain philippe.aigrain at sopinspace.com
Thu Oct 9 19:14:13 BST 2008

"Marking the public domain: relinquishment & certification" - this is 
the title of the 3rd COMMUNIA Workshop to be held in Amsterdam on 
20-21 October 2008.

For more information on COMMUNIA: http://www.communia-project.eu

The workshop will address the legal, economical and technical issues 
related to certifying public domain works and relinquishing 
intellectual property rights in Europe.

The first session will consist of two keynote speeches by scholars on 
the public domain, to be followed by an introduction of two specific 
tools being developed by Creative Commons.

Other two sessions will examine the possibilities of relinquishing 
rights in European jurisdictions and discuss tools needed to 
determine and certify the public domain status of works that are 
(believed to be) in the public domain.

Also scheduled are presentations of organizations and projects that 
have build their models or practices) around Public domain material, 
and other meetings of the COMMUNIA working groups.

The workshop takes place in Pakhuis de Zwijger, in central Amsterdam. 
Participation is open to the public and free of charge. Because of 
venue limited capacity, though, participants need to pre-register.

For more information, including downloadable registration form, please visit:

Local contact: Paul Keller <pk at kl.nl>
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Philippe Aigrain
Sopinspace, Society for Public Information Spaces

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