Mike Linksvayer

Mike Linksvayer
Vice President, Creative Commons

Website | @mlinksva

Linksvayer manages Creative Commons, which he joined as its CTO in 2003, where he has been a leader in scaling innovation and creativity through Creative Commons’ legal and technical infrastructure that enable the realization of the potential of digital networks to increase collaboration for business, institutions, and individuals. In 2000 Linksvayer co-founded Bitzi, an early semantic web, open content, open data, and mass collaboration service for annotation of all types of files which was integrated into many leading peer to peer applications. Previously he worked as a web and enterprise software developer and consultant. Linksvayer holds a degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in economics, a field which continues to strongly inform his approach to optimizing the social benefits of creativity and innovation. He lives in Oakland, California.


Focus on Community
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Moderated by:
Josh Crandall (Netpop Research, LLC)
Jack Herrick (wikiHow), Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons), Emily Richards (ArtisTech Media)
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For a group of strangers to share their works online, an environment of trust, openness and respect is required. “Creating a Culture of Sharing” examines the benefits and barriers to sharing online and whether creators and users of content agree (or disagree) on how content can be used. We will then focus on issues of attribution, copyright, and “copyleft” for a world online. Read more.
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