Archive for April, 2010
Next week is going to be very hectic. We are traveling to San Francisco (2nd to 6th May) to the Web 2.0 Expo and then will go a couple of days to Las Vegas. Will take the occasion to hold some quite interesting meetings we hope will be able to tall you about in a near future. Things are getting very interesting around Safe Creative latelly and we are very excited about it.
But for starters just let you know that we will be at the ICEX stand and will share a brief presentation. Here the details:
Title: Self Managing (C)opyrights with Safe Creative
by Mario Pena (aka myself)
What’s about?: Thanks to the feedback of our users, we have a good vision of what is going on with copyrights and the way to solve problems around them in the digital era. Will take a new way to look at this allegedly boring issues… because far from being boring, are very interesting and sometimes even fun!
Where: Web 2.0 Expo at the ICEX stand. San Francisco.
Date: Wednesday 5th May 2010
12:00 – 13:00 PM (About 15-25 minutes talk and time to make and answer questions for a while)
April 27th, 2010
Things are accelerating lately. We have so many news to tell… And here goes a good one. Thounds, one of the most promising projects we have heard of latelly, will start using our registration services very soon. After some weeks of negotiation we just signed a collaboration agreement.
Here the press release:
Thounds Inc. has just signed an agreement with Safe Creative, the most important online copyright registry. According to this partnership, all the recordings made with Thounds will be automatically timestamped being that an official proof in case of chronological debates.
Recordings on Thounds are under Creative Common License, unless otherwise stated. The default license is “Attribution Non- Commercial Share Alike” also known as “cc by-nc-sa”. The user can modify the license at any time and he is aware that commercial use of a musical piece requires the consent of all users involved in the complete composition.
This feature will represent a further fortification into building up a copyright infringement shield, according to the guidelines on section 92B of the Copyright Act.
Thounds is a new collaborative music platform that users can share inspirations with, and it’s growing fast with the typical social network features, yet many have put it like a Twitter for music or a Facebook without a keyboard but only a mic. Thounds is for musicians as well as for just music lovers.
Safe Creative is the first independent on-line world wide copyright registry, free to use, open to all and globally accessible. The service allows creators and rightholders to register their works and obtain a valid proof suitable to be used on trial, by means of a certificate of registry digitally signed.
UPDATE June 14th 2011: Thounds has ceased to integrate our registration tools as we both agreed we need a different kind of integration. So until we find out the best way to do so, the collaboration has stopped.
April 26th, 2010
We are proud to announce that Editorial ROVE is starting to use our registration services to protect author’s copyrights.
We specially like their philosophy about inclusivity rather than exclusivity and the conviction they have on the idea that informing about “copyrights” is the best way to protect contents in the digital economy that’s coming. Somehow it just seems like a very natural collaboration.
We will be working on a small scale system to bring copyrights registries to the ebook ecosystem. We are sure this will be great for writers around the world.
But what is ROVE editorial?
Www.editorialrove.com adds one adventure into the world via the Internet: the free publication of ideas, thoughts, reflections … of eBooks with the firm conviction that it can bridge between the hundreds of thousands of writers and millions people who enjoy the reading and literary arts in the broadest sense.
Dreams, fantasies, research, music, occupations, education, culture, drawing, arts in general are expressions that accompany humanity for thousands of years, carving their knowledge in different ways: first, on the cave walls, then etching papyri and, more recently, on paper up to our present where computer technology mix for new access to communication and culture; at this point, Editorial ROVE enters a channel to allow humanity to continue it’s expression.
After the consuming process to write a play, when we decided that “the work” is ready to be shown to the world, many authors are faced with an arduous road and obstacles that cloud the ability to publish. ROVE Editorial proposes a much shorter way: publish online for free while preserving the rights of the work.
April 26th, 2010
It’s a pleasure to announce the collaboration between Dibujando.net and Safe Creative. Now their users will be able to register their contents directly through the promising creative project into Safe Creative copyright registry.
Dibujando.net is the quintessence meeting point for artists who want to show their work to the rest of the world, offering protection backup, as well as a place where to learn and improve their technique, in a community where self-improvement is the main philosophy.
Dibujando.net is a collaborative community, and its content is not only confined to artistic creations, as anyone can share his/hers knowledge by providing content such as tutorials and articles on the subject they want.
April 15th, 2010
We want to report some new features we’ve created for you. We are confident you’ll enjoy them like for instance the automatic registration by RSS, or the possibility of sending cease and desist letters. We want also to recall some features already deployed… and an interesting initiative we are collaborating with:
- Registration feeds. You can automate the registration of posts of your blogs or photo hosting accounts (eg Zooomr or Flickr), and other kind of content hosting sites by entering the feed in “My Account / Registration Feeds.”
- It is possible to send cease and desist letters to alleged infringers of your intellectual property. The option can be found in the drop-down “More Actions” menu at the right of your works.
- Request specific permissions. If you go to edit any of your works you can check the box “Allow users to request other usages and rights” so that other users can request you additional permissions to those expressed by the license. Very interesting for the not copyleft creative commons licenses and the “all rights reserved” works.
- Skip pre-registration button. Now you can avoid the 24 hours pre-registration period for your works and make the full registration directly by clicking on the option that appears next to each of them.
- ART (Automatic Registering Tool). Do you have a folder full of pictures you would like to register? With this program you can register all of them and if you later add new pictures to the folder they’ll also get automatically recorded. Of course you can configure as many folders with different types of content as you want.
- Registration of works with several co-rights holders. Have you written a song together with other authors? Have you registered a photo that has not really been taken by you, but that was on your camera? You can fix it with this system. You might add rights holders from the drop-down “More Actions” menu next to each work.
- Documentary: We are collaborating with an interesting documentary initiative about the controversy surrounding the sharing and download of contents in the Internet. It’s called, “Copiad, copiad malditos”, an initiative of ElegantMobFilms of which you can read more at their blog on blogs of RTVE.
April 9th, 2010