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"Coffee to Cocktails" © 2008. Berne Guerrero. Some Rights Reserved. The work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0PH http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ph/.
Philippine IT Law Journal
is the officialpublication of the e-Law Center and the IT LawSociety of the Arellano University School of Law.Contributions to the Journal express the views of their respective authors and may not necessarilyreflect those of the University.
Atty. Jaime N. Soriano, CPA, MNSA
Atty. Michael Vernon M. GuerreroThe IT Law Journal Editorial Board may bereached at the e-Law Center, 2/F Heilbronn Hall, Arellano University School of Law, Taft Avenuecorner Menlo Street, Pasay City 1300 MetroManila Philippines.Unless otherwise provided, this publication islicensed under Creative Commons Attribution3.0 Philippines license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ph
“Suppressed Creativity?” © 2008. Berne Guerrero. Some Rights Reserved. The work is licensed under CC BY 3.0 PH http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ph/. Although liberality,through alternative licensing, has been extended to remix the image elements into a single design for the cover in time for the formal launching of the Philippine suite of Creative Commons licenses, the artist had, for a moment but later dispelled, certain apprehension on running afoul with a conservative law in the “proper” expression of his patriotism. This work was built upon the works of ([A] for the eight sun rays, or the spokes of a windmill, if one looks at it differently): 
(http://www.loftwork.com/user/3256/portfolio), iCommons Lab Report April-May 2007 cover, CC BY 2.5; 
(http://www.loftwork.com/user/7862/), iCommons Lab Report September-October 2007 cover, CC BY 3.0; 
(http://www.loftwork.com/portfolio.aspx?cid=4574), iCommons Lab Report March-April 2007 cover, CC BY 2.5; 
(http://www.loftwork.com/user/6666/portfolio/), iCommons Lab Report August-September 2007,CC BY 3.0; 
(http://www.loftwork.com/portfolio.aspx?cid=6388), iCommons Lab Report February-March 2007 cover, CC BY 2.5; 
(http://www.loftwork.com/user/3075/portfolio/), iCommons Lab Report November-December 2007 cover, CC BY 3.0; 
, iCommons Lab Report May-June 2007, CC BY 3.0; and 
(http://www.loftwork.com/user/1346/portfolio/), iCommons Lab Re[prt July-August 2007 cover, CC BY 3.0); all courtesy of Loftwork (http://www.loftwork.com); ([B] for background watermark mosaic): 
"Fred Benenson". http://flickr.com/photos/joi/551780005/ CC BY 2.0; 
. "untitled 8" http://flickr.com/photos/nathanielstern/543692306/ CC BY 2.0; 
Carlos Correa Loyola.
"Lessing after his keynote (I)". http://flickr.com/photos/calu777/556034204/ CC BY 2.0; 
"CC Birthday Party Berlin". http://flickr.com/photos/franzlife/2115710741/ CC BY 2.0; 
"Ovation." http://flickr.com/photos/joi/554971968/CC BY 2.0; 
"CC Birthday Party Berlin". http://flickr.com/photos/franzlife/2116594556/ CC BY 2.0; 
Carlos Correa Loyola.
"Latinamerican iCommoners (II)". http://flickr.com/photos/calu777/557770195/ CC BY 2.0; 
CreativeCommoners/Creative Commons - SF HQ.
“DSC03543.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativecommons/559583784/CC BY 2.0; 
"Cory Doctorow". http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/549393610/ CC BY 2.0; 
"CC Birthday Party Berlin". http://flickr.com/photos/franzlife/2116460846/ CC BY 2.0; and 
CreativeCommoners/ Creative Commons - SF HQ.
"Eva's new friend". http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativecommons/644971829/ CC BY 2.0; and ([C] for text box watermark): 
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.
http://laughingsquid.com/ "Creative Commons Salon". http://flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/398474123/ CC BY 2.0; 
"C-shirt presentation" http://www.flickr.com/photos/karljonsson/552880076/ CC BY 2.0; 
"happy birthday creative commons " http://www.flickr.com/photos/irinaslutsky/326625311/ CC BY 2.0; and 
Tvol / Timothy Vollmer.
"Creative Commons 5th Birthday Party, San Francisco". http://www.flickr.com/photos/sixteenmilesofstring/2117170451/ CC BY 2.0.
PDF modified to resolve license incompatibilities in the original.
When I joined the Creative CommonsPhilippine team, Atty. Jaime N. Soriano,the project lead of Creative CommonsPhilippines, broached upon the idea ofcoming up with a Creative Commons (CC)issue for the IT Law Journal in the nearfuture. This is the one, and it is now CClicensed.For the months prior and subsequent tothe iSummit 2007 conference in Croatia,I wrote draft articles tackling theCommons, some entitled as “OpenEd,”“Keeping public domain content public,”“The debate on the meaning ofNonCommercial,” among others, in theusual manner papers are traditionallywritten, i.e. within the parameters of fairuse. An inquiry, as to the distinction betweenfair use attribution and CC licenseattribution, was focal in the determinationof the current issue’s contents. Thequestion provided a fork, a choicebetween two approaches: One whichwould contain articles written in thetraditional manner, utilizing fair use,quoting largely CC licensed materials --which would not be different if one wouldbe utilizing “All rights reserved” materials,and which would then convenientlyincorporate draft articles already written-- or the one which would contain articlesthat would emphasize the remixing culturethat is made possible by alternativelicensing. The latter approach wasadopted, since it could provide anillustration of results emanating from themantra “Share, remix and reuse --legally.” On a minor note, since the issuereverted to square one, even the layout,circa 2004, was overhauled.This issue was timed to be released whenthe Philippines has already launched itsjurisdictional licenses. The Philippinejurisdictional licenses were soft launchedduring the 5th Birthday Party of CreativeCommons (15 December 2007). Thepublic launch was scheduled 14 January2008. Perhaps, you are receiving thisissue because you are currentlyparticipating in said event. Considering,however, if such is not the case, we hopethat we have the opportunity to meet in aPhilippine Commons-organized event,else in an event organized by anyinstitution which supports the commons.
--Michael Vernon Guerrero