OpenMusicMedia #9 - Creative Commons

Event Info

Thu 17 Sep, 2009 from 5:00pm - 10:30pm
William IV
7 Shepherdess Walk, Shoreditch
London, N1 7QE, UK (Map)
Cost: Free


After months of trying to get this nailed down we are very pleased to announce that Joi Ito will be in London and joining us to lead the conversation at the next OpenMusicMedia! Joi is the CEO of Creative Commons so make sure you clear your diaries for 17th September for what looks set to be a great session.

Most of you will probably have heard of Creative Commons already, but we think that it’s a topic that is not discussed enough by a music industry that has traditionally built its business around a different view of copyright. There’s lots to discuss and we’ll only have one evening, but here are just a few of issues that we’d like to talk about:

  • What role does Creative Commons have to play within the music industry?
  • Does CC mean we are just giving away our music for free and no one makes any money?
  • The existing licensing structure for the music industry has been working for so many years, is CC just making it more complex?

As always we want you to get involved as much as possible in the conversation – before, during & after. We’ll be meeting at around 6pm and the talk will start at 7pm, usually lasting around an hour. We strongly recommend that you stick around after as often the best part of the conversation happens over a beer or two.


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