ArchiveMarch 13, 2006

Creative Commons violated


CC strikes back: For the first time, a Dutch court found a violation of a Creative Commons-licensed image. (Here’s what the court found, in Dutch.)

In Curry vs. Weekend the magazine Weekend had used an image by Adam Curry, which he had published on his flickr account using a Creative Commons license which prohibited commercial use. (As a license, Curry used the Attribution- NonCommercial- ShareAlike 2.0.)

According to, this is the first time a court actually defended a CC license. So this is real good news. (By the way, Weekend magazine had to pay a fine of 1.000 euros.) Good job, Lessig & Co.


puma blow


Puma Blow

a classic of guerilla / hi-jacked ad history: Puma Blow. As far as I know, nobody ever managed to prove who actually made it – if it was a Puma guerilla or if someone hi-jacked it.

Magic Bubbles



The execs told him to come back with a bubble they could wash off their boardroom table. That was nine years ago… Until one day, his stubborn persistence led him to $500,000 in financial backing, enough to hire a dye chemist. Together, they took Kehoe’s obsession to an outcome even more amazing than he had ever hoped, an outcome no one could have anticipated for the simple reason that no one imagined it possible. The secret to nonstaining colored bubbles, it turns out, is a dye that could unlock a revolution in color chemistry. All you need to do is make color disappear.

POPSCI EXCLUSIVE: The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles


Cebit for non-profits


Once more, back to web2.0 and the Cebit: Maybe Cebit should provide one of the smaller halls for small (i.e. too poor) non-profits and projects for free? Not for commercial start-ups, of course. Just the real small ones, a small but creative innovation cluster, like. The way it is, these small non-profits can only make it to exhibitions if they get company sponsoring. But quite clearly, this isn’t possible or even a good option for a lot of non-profits as they are structurally independent and need to stay so. But those (and maybe particularly those) are very innovative, creative, and simply important, if low-profile players on the web…