December 1, 2011, 19.30-22.00 (incl. apéro) |
Copyright, patents, trademarks… Sometimes it seems that entrepreneurship is all about protecting your ideas so that no one else can copy them, expressed in the ubiquitous “all rights reserved”. But what is the alternative? No rights at all?
Especially in the realm of social entrepreneurship, many innovators face the tension of wanting to share everything freely and yet keep control over what they have created. How can this tension be mediated? Is there some middle ground? Apparently there is: Creative Commons (CC) have developed a legal and technical infrastructure to maximize digital creativity, sharing and innovation with “some rights reserved”.
At this interactive Hub event, we’ll take a closer look at the story of CC. Philippe Perreaux, core team member of CC Switzerland and founder of the soon-to-be-launched music licensing platform rightclearing.com, will give us an overview about the thinking behind CC and share his personal experience regarding some of the tensions outlined above. We will then explore the question further in the context of social entrepreneurship and the collaborative practices of the Hub in particular. Michel Bachmann, co-founder of Hub Zürich and co-director of Hub Global, will share his personal insights on the latest developments in the broader Hub Network and pose the question of what we can learn from CC for the development of a truly collaborative innovation environment.
Doors open at 19:00, the event starts at 19:30 (sharp). Space is limited, so please register to confirm your attendance at this exciting event (CHF 10 for Hub Members, CHF 15 for guests; payable at the entrance)