Draft release to allow audio/video to be posted to the Berkman servers.
Many of the sessions at the third OSCOM conference were recorded on audio and video. (Technical difficulties prevented us from getting usable recordings of all sessions.) We would like to post these recordings on the Berkman Center website and make them freely available to the public. In order to do this, we would like to take advantage of the Creative Commons Public Domain dedication wizard. See http://creativecommons.org/license/ for a description.
Dedicating a work to the public domain means that the author gives up all rights forever. This dedication only applies to your oral presentation and not to any underlying material that you may have used in the lecture. The dedication, could, however, interfere with your ability to commercially market a printed version of your presentation.
This is a decision that each co-author or attendee must make for him/herself and we will respect your choice.
Will you kindly let me know, in confidence, whether or not you are willing to dedicate your rights in the recordings to the Public Domain, by typing your name to the statement below and sending it back to me.
Bob Doyle (or a Berkman Center representative, probably Diane Cabell)
-------- Please use "Reply" and type your name below after "Signed" in the resulting copy and send it off to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com)
Public Domain Dedication
I hereby agree to dedicate to the public domain all my copyrights and neighboring interests in the recording of my oral presentation at the OSCOM Conference, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, May 28-30, 2003.