Saturday, January 13, 2007

Launching Creative Commons India

Here's an invitation to the launch of CC-India. All are invited !


You are most welcome to join us for the Creative Commons launch at
IIT Bombay. Hope to see many of you there at the event.

Creative Commons, India Launch

Creative Commons, India [] will be launched on January
26th [4:00 pm to 6:00 pm] at F.C. Kohli auditorium, KReSIT at IIT
Bombay, Mumbai.

See IIT B Map for directions: [Building No. 37]

Confirmed speakers at the launch event:
Mr. Joichi Ito [Chairman, Creative Commons]
Dr. Catharina Maracke [Creative Commons, Global Coordinator]
Mr. Nandu Pradhan [President and Managing Director, Red Hat, India]
Prof. Deepak Phatak [KReSIT, IIT Bombay]
Lawrence Liang [Legal Lead, Creative Commons, India]

Brief on Mr. Joichi Ito [Main speaker on the theme event]

Mr. Joichi Ito is a Japanese-born and American-educated businessman
who has many areas of interest and expertise. He was recently been
appointed the Chairman of Creative Commons. He is also the Chairman
of iCommons [the international Creative Commons].

He runs the World of Warcraft guild, which is composed of several
venture capitalists, CEOs and other influential members of the
Internet economy. He also wears many other hats. He is, among other
things, general manager of international operations for Technorati,
chairman of Six Apart Japan, founder and chief executive of venture
capital firm Neoteny, and a board
member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
[ICANN], Mozilla Foundation and the Open Source Initiative. He is is
also the founder of Digital Garage, PSINet, Japan and Infoseek,

Mr. Ito will speak about the importance of Creative Commons for a
growing global digital culture in light of the launch of the Indian
creative commons jurisdiction on January 26th. The intimate
interaction between technology, law and culture in digital products
is creating new challenges
for enterprises, individuals and other organizations. How is the
digital landscape getting altered with the emergence of licenses
such as creative commons? Can new models be envisaged which will
seriously accommodate the sharing ethos of the common individual?
These and many more issues will be addressed by Mr. Joi Ito.

Other Events:
Two parallel workshops on Creative Commons: January 26th - 27th
1. Do We Need Remix?
2. Sharing Is Creating

Please contact Shishir K. Jha, Project Lead, CC-India for further

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
IIT Bombay Powai
Mumbai – 400 076
E-mail: skjha[at]
Tel: 022-25767845

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