November 29, 2008
...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)!
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "Hope this would create more awareness among Singapore-based authors/ creators/ bloggers who are interested in sharing their works online AND who wish to ensure their rights are properly articulated."
September 21, 2008
The CC-Singapore team will be discussing with the Creative Commons folks via teleconference next week (Monday, 22 Sept 08), to get over the last critical obstacle before the CC-SG licenses can go live.
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "For those interested in the development of Creative Commons license for Singapore. BTW, if you're a CC-adopter or if you wish to know how Creative Commons can work for you, please feel free to contact the CC-Singapore team. We welcome you to use the CC Singapore blog highlight your CC licensed works. p.s. I'm just a volunteer with CC-Singapore."
July 27, 2008
Creative Commons said:
Creative Commons Singapore announces the completion of the locally ported Creative Commons licensing suite... ...The Creative Commons licenses, now ported to 47 jurisdictions, enable authors, artists, scientists, and educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms in efforts to promote a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach to copyright.
June 24, 2008
Creative Commons said:
"...the draft of CC BY-NC-SA adapted to Singaporean law (PDF) is now in public discussion. The CC Singapore team, lead by Anil Samtani and Giorgos Cheliotis and hosted at the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL), has been working with Creative Commons International to port the licenses to local copyright legislation. ... we warmly invite you to join CC Singapore’s discussion list..."
Recommended by Otterman: "Creative Commons promotes the sharing of creative work through a series of legal tools describing specific freedoms, or "Some Rights Reserved." Although many Singaporeans adopt these licenses for their work, they had not been legally adapted to our copyright legislation. We've heard rumours and finally we see the Singapore flag on the CC webpage!
Congratulations for the work in progress are due to the team at CAPTEL, NTU.
Thanks to Kenneth Pinto for the tweet!"
August 19, 2007
This is an event to bring together all of those interested in the future of gaming, virtual worlds, Creative Commons, and global free culture.
Enjoy the 3-Ds of this party: drinking, dancing, and discussing!
Party for State of Play V, iCommons, and GPSTS Launch
Tuesday 21 August, 9:30pm
The Velvet Underground
(located next to Zouk)
17 Jiak Kim Street
Log in at 9:30pm for the free/open (source) bar!
Bring this invitation or say the codeword “FLASH” for free entry to the event.
March 15, 2006
Respect and Common Sense – Why Some People Don’t Have It When Dealing With Hired Domestic Help, I Never Know
Maids falling to their deaths... Being tortured… The irony of it all is that despite precedents reported in the news, the cases still reoccur - same scenarios, same consequences, just with different names. I question why our society still hasn’t evolved into one whereby people show respect to fellow human beings, regardless of race, language, religion, education level or occupation. Is it just the Singapore society??
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Very good insight on how Singaporeans treat their maids as if they are not fellow human beings, and how they do things to maids that they wouldn't want to happen to themselves or their family."
March 14, 2006
Colin Mutchler said:
After doing my Free Culture show at INSEAD in early February, Singapore bloggers Han and Preetam asked me if I'd be interested in doing the show for a Singapore audience. Han pulled together a great crew that included the folks behind tomorrow.sg, the 'blogfather' Mr. Brown, and Damien from LaSalle-SIA school of the arts (directions). The result is that I'll be doing a special show next Wednesday, March 22nd at LaSalle.
Recommended by shianux: "I'm plugging this show because I'm sure all the budding artists, musicians, DJs, authors, poets and creative people will find this show to be very entertaining, informative and enlightening."
February 06, 2006
Leading up the Asian premiere of my Free Culture show on Monday Feb 6 at 7:15 at INSEAD's Singapore campus (free of charge), I wanted to take stock of the evolution of the movement for free culture.
Recommended by shianux: "This is rather late, but I hope people will turn up to watch and support. This is the first time a program that promotes the Creative Commons is showing in Singapore. Monday (Today) Feb 6, 7.15pm at the INSEAD Auditorium."