Saturday, November 29, 2008

Finally "LIVE" - Singapore Creative Commons licenses

It's finally "live"! Singapore is now listed under the country of jurisdiction when you choose a CC license.

Creative Commons Singapore licences - Now "LIVE"!

In case you're wondering what's the difference between this announcement and the previous one that announced the "porting of licenses", this might give you the background.

Why choose a Singapore-based CC license? Giorgos answers this here:
... if you are a Singapore-based author/creator there is nothing stopping you from using another country’s license from the Creative Commons website, but it makes all the sense in the world to use the Singapore-specific licenses - these are crafted with a language that is tailored to Singapore law and this will be helpful for local legal experts and courts in case you ever need to take legal action against unlawful uses of your content.

So, you’re doing yourself a favor if you use the Singapore-specific Creative Commons licenses (and of course you’re also making those of us who worked on them happy to see the licenses used in practice)!

Congrats to the CC-Singapore team, namely Anil Samtani and Giorgos Cheliotis from NTU, Warren Chik and Ankit Guglani from SMU.

If you're a Singapore-based author/ creator and are interested in sharing your work online AND ensuring your rights are properly articulated, do spread the word about the Creative Commons and the availability of the "Singapore" option in the list of jurisdictions when you choose a CC license.

I'll probably take a few weeks months to update the CC-licenses on my respective sites to reflect the Singapore-based ones.

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful news! Congratulations!


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