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The new Creative Commons 4.0 Licence – what’s new and why it’s important

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Royal Irish Academy
The Digital Repository of Ireland is delighted to welcome you to a free public talk on Creative Commons: The new Creative Commons 4.0 Licence – what’s new and why it’s important

Date: Tuesday 25th March from 12.00 – 13.00.
Speaker: Puneet Kishor - Manager, Science and Data Policy, Creative Commons
Location: The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Creative Commons licenses have enabled content creators to share their creations with others legally and flexibly for over a decade. Now, more than ever, the new CC version 4 licenses are easier to understand, allow even more flexible attribution, and cover database rights where applicable. This talk will focus on what’s new, why it is important to use open licensing, and on the intricacies of dealing with content with mixed licensing.

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Puneet Kishor is the Manager of Science and Data Policy at Creative Commons (CC) where he works on all aspects of the scientific information lifecycle to make it systemically open and collaborative. Puneet's current CC Science projects are focused on making better workflow tools, changing the conversation from the privacy imperative to the sharing potential of data, using personal data for public good, the role of open hardware and certification in science, legal implications of text and data mining, promoting open science in the global south, and extending the reach of CC by networking scientists from different disciplines and geographies. Puneet arrived at CC via a rural development NGO in New Delhi, the World Bank in Washington DC, a GeoSpatial consultancy and data research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Puneet is a data wrangler, environmental scientist, geospatial developer and Charter Member of the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation.