• What is Creative Commons Hong Kong?

    何為香港共享創意?

    Creative Commons Hong Kong (CCHK) works with Creative Commons International to localise and promote the use of Creative Commons licenses in Hong Kong.

     

    We support the development and promotion of free tools that enable people to easily mark their creative work so that it can be shared legally by others.

     

    Creative Commons (CC) is a new international system of intellectual property rights management through which creators who choose to do so can change their copyright terms from “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

     

    Our goal is to serve Hong Kong’s diverse creative talents and enhance the development of knowledge industries in Hong Kong.

     

    By promoting CC through education, advocacy, technical support, and community participation, we aim to educate Hong Kong citizens about copyright law more broadly, as one legal option that coexists alongside other options.

     

    Citizen journalists or photographers, artists or DJs, teachers, students or animation fans – everyone can use CC to legally share and enjoy the creations of fellow Hong Kong citizens.

     

    We believe that widespread use of CC can help to enhance respect for all forms of copyright. We also believe that nourishing free culture and legal sharing can greatly enhance our educational environment, as well as boost Hong Kong’s capacity for innovation and creativity.

     

     

     

    香港共享創意(CCHK)與Creative Commons International 攜手打造和推廣香港適用的共享創意授權條款。

     

    我們支持開發和推廣這項彈性授權協議工具,方便創作者標示他們的作品,與他人合法分享。

     

    「共享創意」是一項新型知識產權的國際制度。創作者可根據自己需要,選擇對他們的作品「保留部份版權」,而非「保留全部版權」。

     

    我們旨在鼓勵香港的多元創作,加強知識產業在香港的發展。

     

    通過教育、倡議、技術支援和社區參與,我們希望推動香港市民較廣泛認識知識產權法例,明白到「共享創意」是現行版權制度以外的另項合法安排。

     

    任何香港市民─民間記者、攝影家、藝術家、唱片騎師、教師、學生,動畫愛好者─都可以利用「香港共享創意」授權條款標示本人的作品,也合法分享全球人士的「共享創意」作品。

     

    我們深信廣泛使用「共享創意」,有助提高人們尊重任何形式的版權,也深信培養自由文化和分享會改善我們的教育環境,以及激發香港的創新和創造能力。

     

    共享創意緣起

    一直以來,當我們宣稱一件作品的版權時,都是用「版權所有,翻印必究」(All rights reserved)的聲明。以此版權出版和發放的作品,除非取得版權持有人授權,其他人(有些情況下包括創作者)不得以任何形式複製和流通該作品。

     

    為了使版權實踐更具彈性,在絕對控制與完全放棄版權兩個極端之間,有更多選擇可能,美國士丹佛大學教授Lawrence Lessig與一群關心自由文化的專家,於2001年成立Creative Commons這個非牟利組織,推廣「共享創意」的授權協議。有了這項新型國際知識產權制度,創作人從此能選擇適用的版權條款,在保留部分權利下,讓大眾可以流通其創作。