The Full Potential of the Internet
“Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet.” So starts the vision statement for Creative Commons, an organisation best known for its work in stewarding the commons through its licenses. While providing the necessary technical and legal tools to support universal access to research and education is necessary to realize the full potential of the Internet, the work can not stop there. Stewarding the commons carries with it a responsibility to ensure that people from any part of the world can participate in and take equal responsibility for the commons. Copyright, as well as net neutrality, privacy and other topics are all equally important and must be addressed together in order to realize the full potential of the Internet for all. This talk will focus on new and emerging trends, challenge the common perception of Creative Commons and outline a vision for the future where Creative Commons licensing is the norm, and net neutrality is never questioned.
About Jonas Öberg
Jonas Öberg is a long term activist and proponent of freedom in the digital age, having been a volunteer for the Free Software Foundation, co-founder of the Free Software Foundation Europe, and recently appointed European Regional Project Manager for Creative Commons.