Fwd: [Fwd: [Cc-icommons] PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft and Creative Commons Release Tool for Copyright Licensing]

Myriam Rita Schweingruber schweingruber at pharma-traduction.ch
Wed Jun 21 08:07:02 UTC 2006

To quote the original poster, Claude Almansi:
"Sounds like one of nature's more unlikely pairings"

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Subject: [Fwd: [Cc-icommons] PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft and Creative Commons 
Release	Tool for Copyright Licensing]
Date: Wednesday 21 June 2006 08:19
From: "Claude Almansi (BW)" <claude.almansi at bluewin.ch>
To: Domaine Public comunica-ch <domaine-public at comunica-ch.net>

[domaine public]
Bonjour à tous

Il  y a quand même des accouplements contre nature, non?

Bonne journée


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Subject: [Cc-icommons] PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft and Creative Commons
Release	Tool for Copyright Licensing
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:00:04 -0700
From: Eric Steuer (...)
To: cc-icommons at lists.ibiblio.org

PDF attached; text below

Microsoft and Creative Commons Release Tool for Copyright Licensing
The organizations announce availability of Microsoft Office add-in that
enables easy access to Creative Commons copyright licenses.

Redmond, WA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA – June 20, 2006

Microsoft Corp. and Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that
offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works, have teamed up to
release a copyright licensing tool that enables the easy addition of
Creative Commons licensing information for works in popular Microsoft®
Office applications. The copyright licensing tool will be available free
of charge at Microsoft Office Online, http://office.microsoft.com, and
CreativeCommons.org. The tool will enable the 400 million users of
Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel® and Microsoft Office
PowerPoint® to select one of several Creative Commons licenses from
within the specific application.

“We’re delighted to work with Creative Commons to bring fresh and
collaborative thinking on copyright licensing to authors and artists of
all kinds,” said Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at
Microsoft. “We are honored that creative thinkers everywhere choose to
use Microsoft tools to give shape to their ideas. We’re committed to
removing barriers to the sharing of ideas across borders and cultures,
and are offering this copyright tool in that spirit.”

“The goal of Creative Commons is to provide authors and artists with
simple tools to mark their creative work with the freedom they intend it
to carry,” said Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School
and founder of Creative Commons. “We’re incredibly excited to work with
Microsoft to make that ability easily available to the hundreds of
millions of users of Microsoft Office.”

“It’s thrilling to see big companies like Microsoft working with
nonprofits to make it easier for artists and creators to distribute
their works,” said Gilberto Gil, cultural minister of Brazil, host
nation for the Creative Commons iSummit in Rio de Janeiro June 23
through 25, where the copyright licensing tool will be featured. Gil,
who will keynote at the iSummit, has released one of the first documents
using the Creative Commons add-in for Microsoft Office.

The goal of the Creative Commons licenses is to give an author a clearer
ability to express his or her intentions regarding the use of the work.
The Microsoft Office tool allows users to choose from a variety of
Creative Commons licenses that enable an author to retain copyright
ownership, yet permit the work to be copied and distributed with certain
possible restrictions, such as whether or not the work can be used
commercially and whether or not modifications can be made to the work.
The full list of licenses available from Creative Commons is available
online at http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/meet-the-licenses.
The tool also provides a way for users to dedicate a work to the public

“Microsoft’s openness in working with the Creative Commons is a very
exciting because an author can now easily embed licenses to creative
works during the process of innovation,” said Ian Angell, professor of
Information Systems at the London School of Economics (LSE). “This is an
important step in ensuring that each individual becomes aware of his or
her own intellectual property rights — and those of others. We at the
LSE are keen to work with Microsoft toward empowering the ‘creators of
intellectual wealth’ to become more involved in its commercial use.” The
LSE partners with Creative Commons to drive Creative Commons license
adoption and awareness in England and Wales.

“Creative Commons licenses are essential for protecting my creative work
and for sharing it with others. They help with copyright issues, which
frees me to do my job: making movies. I’m glad Microsoft Office users
can now so easily use Creative Commons’ tools,” said Davis Guggenheim,
director of the documentaries “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Teach” and
member of the board of directors of Creative Commons.

“The collaboration of Microsoft and Creative Commons to bring Creative
Commons licenses to Microsoft Office applications underscores how
for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations can work together to
bring innovative ideas and tools to the public,” said Alan Yates,
general manager of the Information Worker Division at Microsoft.

Microsoft and Creative Commons partnered with 3sharp LLC, a
Redmond-based independent solution provider to develop and test the
copyright licensing tool.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential.

About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that
promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works —
whether owned or in the public domain. Creative Commons licenses provide
a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists and
educators that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of
traditional copyright to offer a voluntary “some rights reserved”
approach. It is sustained by the generous support of various foundations
including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Omidyar
Network Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation as
well as members of the public. For general information, visit


Jessica Coffman
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
(425) 638-7000
jessicac at waggeneredstrom.com

Rapid Response Team
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
(503) 443-7070
rrt at waggeneredstrom.com

Eric Steuer
Creative Commons
(415) 946-3039
eric at creativecommons.org

Creative Commons Press Kit

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publication, but may since have changed. For additional assistance,
journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or
other appropriate contacts listed at

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