Hong Kong, (PressExposure) October 28, 2008 -- The creativity of Asia's people will be supported and shared thanks to a new long-term strategic partnership between the DotAsia Organisation (DotAsia, http://www.registry.asia) and Creative Commons (CC).
DotAsia, the not-for-profit registry operator for the ".Asia" Internet top-level domain, plans to commit US$100,000 to Creative Commons in support of its cause, outreach and community efforts in Asia. In addition, DotAsia will contribute time and effort into assisting in the coordination of events, activities of CC's regional chapters and various other socio-technical initiatives, such as a next generation copyright registry project.
The partnership will be announced by the CEO of Creative Commons, Mr. Joi Ito, and Mr. Edmon Chung, the CEO of DotAsia, during the launch ceremony next Saturday afternoon (Oct 25) for Creative Commons Hong Kong (CCHK) at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Kowloon, Hong Kong. For more details about the launch event visit: http://hk.creativecommons.org.
"We are thrilled to work with Joi and the brilliant team at Creative Commons", said Edmon Chung, "the partnership matches the core mission of DotAsia to promote Internet development and adoption in Asia. It also helps strengthen our connection to the worldwide IPR community. Stay tuned on [http://www.creativecommons.asia] for CC activities in Asia."
"The contribution from DotAsia is very meaningful to the development of Creative Commons in Asia. Through our partnership with DotAsia," Joi Ito added. "CC can look forward to building stronger rapport with the creative and cultural communities in Greater China and Asia."
Earlier this year DotAsia and the International Federation Against Copyright Theft â Greater China (IFACT-GC), representing the Motion Picture Association (MPA) in Hong Kong, agreed to establish a cooperative mechanism for the online protection of movies and to promote the proactive adoption of the .Asia domain by, and educational programs for, the creative industries around Asia.