Just to add that it was a most excellent session over three hours and
it was really nice to see a varied and very engaged audience as well.

Thank you.



On 19 June 2011 08:15, Pradeep Mohandas <pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi,
> Just a small little note to let everyone know that the Mumbai community
> hosted the Creative Commons workshop yesterday.
> We had with us IIT-B Associate Professor and Creative Commons Project Lead
> (India), Shishir Jha. We had a nice mix of audience - people interested and
> active in copyright issues, film makers, librarians, publishers, etc. of up
> to 30 people.
> Shishir Jha began his talk with an explanation of the digital economy and
> then showed a 10 min intro (to give you an idea
> - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BESbnMJg9M; if you know where a copy
> exists outside of YouTube, please do share!)  to Creative Commons after
> talking about the various Creative Commons licenses.
> Ashwin Baindur was present from the Pune community and gave us an insight
> into Wikimedia Commons. He also explained why Wikimedia used the CC licenses
> it did and illustrated  it with an example.
> Gautam John, from the Wikimedia Chapter was also present at the meeting. He
> presented a brief about the Wikimedia chapter and invited members to join
> the chapter. He also spoke about Pratham Books' experiment with the use of
> Creative Commons.
> We had a fine and diverse audience who were people who had worked on the
> ground. They had faced some of the problems related to copyrights and raised
> good questions.
> The project (pad.ma - you can find them at http://pad.ma/) have taken video
> of the talk which will be released to Wikimedia Commons. We will also upload
> slides from Shishir's talk if he sends it to us - we have made a request.
> The Mumbai community has sponsored the membership for Shishir Jha to the
> Wikimedia Chapter as a token of our appreciation.
> warm regards,
> Pradeep Mohandas
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