Hello List (and share folk)
I have a question regarding the possibility of setting up a workshop/Q.A. session for an interactive/performance art collective in New York City.
I am one of the longtime members of Share (http://share.dj
), "a weekly open multimedia jam and community for portable performers", and wed like to learn about Copyright/left, and the creative commons licensing (and how best to use it) in our context.
Basically, every sunday we host a free event that is open to the public for live audio and video jamming. People bring laptops, homemade electronics, sensors, custom software, etc, and join a collaborative realtime improved performance. We occasionally host workshops for audio and video, programming languages, etc, and would love for a Creative Commons representative, or anyone qualified in copyright law to possibly give a small workshop on Copyright (and left!). Basically, we are curious what we as a community need to be aware of in our environment (an open to the public, live,and importantly recorded jam session type environment), and what the public joining the jam should be made aware of. We would want to record this workshop, and share it with the world as well. Wed like to begin posting our extensive audio archive online, and would want to document and record parts of our upcoming nights. Obviously, since this is an open to the public event, we have to worry about disclaimers, people playing their (and others) copyrighted material. Im sure you can see where this gets complicated!
Our website has creative commons licensed material (and the content management system that drives it will soon be an open source-creative commons powered project..), We love what Creative Commons is doing and most of us feel its right in line with what we are all about, but none of us are fully qualified to speak about any of these issues to our community in a knowledgeable way. Our project is growing (there is now a Share event in Montreal), and we have received non-profit status/coverage from NYFA and would like to start fund raising, larger event planning, etc. So I woudl imagine we have to prepare for some sort of legal foundation to protect ourselves. Ive tried to arrange for a member of the EFF to possibly speak, but unfortunately that has fallen though. Since the Creative Commons are arts oriented, I'd imagine you all would have a good foundation for helping us.
If anyone has any suggestions, would like to help out, or has any pointers in general, please let me or the share administrators know ( admin-qvTvkJzft5w@public.gmane.org
Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you all.
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