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Creative Commons Nigeria ‘Adopt a School’ Series

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Week 1 of the School of Open ‘Adopt a School’ went successfully.

Students were taught on creating Wikipedia account. Next week, we will move to crrating and editing articles.

Thirty students participated in the training.

Click here to see pictures in this link.

Interested schools in Lagos that want to get involved to send an email to kayode@creaticecommonsng.org

Please note that:

  1. This training is free of charge, neither the school nor the organizers will pay to any other party for the running of the training;
  2. The school will select a day and will allocate time to the organizers for the training to hold each week.
  3. The school will provide a training centre, computers and power to run the training
  4. The school will nominate students that will participate in the training; this will be dependent on the amount of computers the school has. Every participant must have access to a computer.
  5. The school will nominate teachers (Computer science, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and other teachers dimmed fit for the training;
  6. The training centre must be airy and conducive for learning. It must not be rowdy;
  7. The organizers will bring the resource persons;
  8. The organizers will bring internet access;
  9. The organizers will bring training materials.

Creative Commons Nigeria Completes 12-Week CopyrightX Class

After twelve rigorous weekends of learning, sharing and writing exams, 27 participants have completed the Harvard CopyrightX training and have written the exams.

CopyrightX is an annual 12 week training which explores the  local copyright laws; blending copyright law with art, entertainment, and the creative industry at large;

Despite challenges like national and state elections in Nigeria, the training still ran from February 7 till April 25, 2015 at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka with the participants enthusiastic to learn.

There were debates concerning how copyright laws should be reformed to suit the current challenges we face in the protection and distribution of creative works.

Faculties for the training this year included Mrs. Helen Chuma-Okoro (a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Open A.I.R Fellow, University of Cape Town; and Open A.I.R West Africa Hub Coordinator), Mrs. Ifeoma Oluwasemilore ( authorCopyright expert and law lecturer in University of Lagos, Mr. Ayodele Kusamotu (Managing Partner of Kusamotu and Kusamotu and Legal Lead of Creative Commons Nigeria) and Kayode Yussuf who spoke on Creative Commons Licenses. Barrister Idrees Ibrahim served as training coordinator.

It is important to note that all CopyrightX materials are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Please click here to see the permissions on the materials. Prof William W. Fisher of Harvard Law School also wrote a review on the successes of the CopyrightX courses which he tagged ‘Lessons from CopyrightX‘.

CopyrightX will continue next year, interested participants should check theis website for updates, follow Creative Commons Nigeria on twitter (@CC_Nigeria) and on facebook.

Creative Commons Launches Creative Tee Shirts

 

  Courtesy: Creative Commons

Creative Commons headquarters is joining the Noun Project, and Teespring are to announce an awesome, limited edition commemorative t-shirt celebrating our wonderful logo, the double ‘C’ in a circle logo.

The Creative Commons logo and license icons logo which was acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced ]currently featured as part of a new exhibit called, “This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good.”

During the exhibition, the Creative Commons logo and license icons for Attribution, ShareAlike, Noncommercial, and NoDerivatives were featured alongside universal designs such as the @symbol and the International Symbol for Recycling.

Friends and supporters of Creative Commons are encouraged to buy their commemorative shirts via http://teespring.com/creativecommons. You better act fast, the stocks are depleting. Sample of the shirt is pasted below.

 

 

 

 

Creative Commons Nigeria Hosts 12-Week CopyrightX Class

Courtesy: cyber.law.harvard.edu/

Creative Commons Nigeria is partnering with the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society to host a twelve week training tagged CopyrightX.

CopyrightX is an annual 12 week training which explores the  local copyright laws; blending copyright law with art, entertainment, and the creative industry at large; The training will run from February 7 till April 25, 2015.

There will also be debates concerning how copyright laws should be reformed to suit the current challenges we face in the protection and distribution of creative works.

This year’s CopyRightX will be anchored by Mrs. Helen Chuma-Okoro and Mrs. Ifeoma Oluwasemilore, both copyright law experts and they will be on ground to guide participants. The anchors will get support from Barrister Idrees Ibrahim.

Though registration for CopyrightX is closed, interested participants can follow the course and participate physically every Saturday at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka.

It is important to note that all CopyrightX materials are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Please click here to see the permissions on the materials. Prof William W. Fisher of Harvard Law School also wrote a review on the successes of the CopyrightX courses which he tagged ‘Lessons from CopyrightX‘.

The map below shows (in blue) the countries of residence of the students who have taken the online course and (in red) the countries in which the affiliated courses have been or are currently based.

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Map of CopyrightX affiliates courtesy www.copyx.org

Creative Commons Global Affiliate Network releases CC Affiliates Mixtape #1

Creative Commons Affiliates Mixtape #1

Courtesy: Tumblr

Musical works are one of our highly licensed works. The recent Creative Commons  State of the Commons Report reviewed that over 400,000 CC licensed songs have been shared via Jamendo, an independent online platform.

Plans for the mixtape started with a suggestion from CC Polish team that the CC 12th birthday be celebrated with MUSIC. Teresa Nobre led the project and yaaay, our mixtape was born.

In 24 hours, the mixtape had 3500 downloads and 6000 listens.

The mixtape features 25 songs from 25 global affiliate countries and already has a twitter

Courtesy: Twitter

Courtesy: Twitter

hashtag (#CCMixtape1) which Creative-Commoners worldwide are already exploring.

The mixtape is accessible via Free Music Archive and on SoundCloud.

 

Sharing is Caring

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Sharing is caring and caring is loving right? Yes, that is the Creative Commons Philosophy. SHARE!!!!!!!!
Its unbelievable that the Creative Commons License Suite is 12 years already. Yaaaay

In twelve years, we have been able to influence how governments share data, how professionals share knowledge, the open education space etc…… Really, the list is endless.

Want to influence how people share information? Give Creative Commons a birthday gift, make a donation to Creative Commons today.

We have hit the ‘billionth licences’ work mark, ‘Open Textbooks’ have saved students $100 million dollars and we are not ready to relent. Join us make this world a share-able place, share, learn and donate.

How you can help
1) Today is CC’s 12th Birthday! Please amplify:
2) We have just hit send on mailing our community along with past and present donors about the Brin Wojcicki challenge. Please also spread this message widely to your networks:

Double your donation

One more quick note. It’s been a busy day.

We just received a wonderful gift for our 12th anniversary: the Brin Wojcicki Foundation is giving to CC to match all of your donations from now until the end of the year!

Every dollar you donate will now be doubled by funds from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation.

Thank you again for your support. Please consider making a donation today.                    Support Creative Commons

Happy 12th birthday Creative Commons

School of Open Waxes Stronger and Stronger

 


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After three weeks of excitement, School of Open Nigeria keeps waxing stronger and stronger.

 

Participants are learning new things and the excitement just will not stop.

Watch out for Week 4 this saturday as the fantastic duo of Oyeniyi Immanuel (Steamsowers and Kohn) & Oyeyemi Immanuel (Templars & Associates) will speak on Copyright Management (informal measures & supplements to copyrights), Contracts and licenses with Alternative models/para-copyright/copyright: open content licenses.

 

Mr Babafemi Ogunmade of Linux Professional Institute will continue with the Linux training. All participants already have Linux running on their laptops, if you do not have Linux running yet; please try come earlier so we can fix you up.

 

And finally, Kayode Yussuf of Creative Commons Nigeria will round up with a Mozilla Webmaker Party.

 

Venue is Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, beside University of Lagos Guest House, University of Lagos Akoka.

 

Plan to attend.

 

Peace.

 

Creative Commons School of Open And Mozilla WebMaker Party Continues Today

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(SOO logo here. Earth icon licensed CC BY by Erin Standley from the Noun Project)

After a successful launch last weekend, School of Open continues its second week of fun learning.

Ms Idiat Balongun of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies will start today’s training by handling Subject Matter and Applicability of Copyright, Subject matter of protection literary and Eligibility for protection by 11am.

By 1pm, Mr Babafemi Ogunmade of Linux Professional Institute of Nigeria will continue the Linux training and to close the day with a Mozilla WebMaker Party.

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For those who did not come last week or those who were not able to complete the VirtualBox software on their systems to please come by 10am so we can help them complete the installations.

 

 

Venue of the training is Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, beside University of Lagos Guest House, University of Lagos Akoka.

Description:

Drive to Yaba, from Yaba, connect to University of Lagos. Once you drive through the gate, drive down to the end of the road towards the Senate Building; ask for University of Lagos Guest House. The institute is just before the guest house.

 

For those coming via commercial transport, board a bus to Yaba, from Yaba, board a campus shuttle to Campus, stop at the bus terminus and ask for Guest House. The institute is just by the Guest House.

On Google Maps

https://www.google.com.ng/maps/place/6%C2%B031’12.4%22N+3%C2%B023’56.8%22E/@6.5201099,3.399114,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

 

On Nokia Maps

http://her.is/u4Wv97

Please remember to tweet about the event using by tweeting at @CC_Nigeria and by following our social media accounts as shown below.

Twitter: @cc_Nigeria

Facebook: Creative Commons Nigeria

My personal twitter id: @k_whybaba

Hashtags:

See y’all later today……

 

Creative Commons School of Open Launches in Nigeria with a Mozilla Webmaker Party

Creative Commons Nigeria with support from Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Linux Professional Institute (Nigerian Master Affiliate) and Mozilla Foundation hosted the School of Opens.

Simi Samuels Starting up the Intellectual Property Session

Simi Samuels Starting up the Intellectual Property Session

Rahman Oyebanji, Google Student Ambassador at the training

Rahman Oyebanji, Google Student Ambassador at the training

Kayode Yussuf, Tech Lead CC Nigeria speaking during the Mozilla Webmaker Party

Kayode Yussuf, Tech Lead CC Nigeria speaking during the Mozilla Webmaker Party

 

 

 

Babafemi Ogunmade of Linux Professional Institute taking the Linux class

Babafemi Ogunmade of Linux Professional Institute taking the Linux class

 

 

 

The School of Open is a five week open course that holds every Saturday between 11am till 4pm.

The first week started on September 13th with participants been trained on the basics of Intellectual Property, Linux Operating System and using simple Mozilla tools to design websites.

 

 

 

Mrs Ifeoma Oluwasemilore, Unilag Law lecturer and Volunteer HOD for the School of opens

Mrs Ifeoma Oluwasemilore, Unilag Law lecturer and Volunteer HOD for the School of Open
Cross Section of Participants

Cross Section of Participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of Opens was also launched in Tanzania in style with the CC Tanzania team training high school students on coding and making animations.

Creative Commons Tanzania's School of Open launch

Creative Commons Tanzania’s School of Open launch

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