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// Introduction to Creative Commons
As alternative licence models for intellectual property play an increasingly important role in the work of electronic communities such as SHARE
, this presentation gives insight into the philosophy behind Creative Commons and its licences and tools. The licences Creative Commons offers for free on its website aim to give authors, musicians, visual artists and all creators of intellectual work extended legal possibilties to share their work under their own terms. The possibility to share, reuse, and remix content legally becomes ever more important as the controversy on copyright, intellectual property and digital rights, or restrictions, continues.
Paul Keller is the project lead for Creative Commons Netherlands, and joined the Board of Creative Commons International in August 2005. Keller also heads the Public Research Program of the Waag Society, a knowledge institute dealing with issues in educations, government, society, industry and technology. The Waag Society undertakes research and develops new concepts and software applications, and initiates public debates relating to old and new media.