Our Kickstarter was a huge success, thanks to all of you!

We are thrilled to announce that 1,687 people backed our Kickstarter campaign, which successfully raised $65,420 – over 130% of our funding goal. We’re told by Kickstarter that Creative Commons is now among the top 5% of publishing projects in the history of the crowdfunding platform. All thanks to you, our supporters! What’s next?! Email […]

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 9:48 am

CC Global Summit Logo Winner

    Congratulations to Naresh Agrawal, the winner of the Creative Commons Global Summit logo competition. Naresh said, “I found the work of your organization inspiring and thought that it would be great to be a part of your journey.” We received nearly 50 logo submissions. Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest, […]

Posted by on 18 August 2015 | 11:08 am

Next round of CC Global Summit keynotes

Two weeks ago we announced the initial set of speakers for the Creative Commons Global Summit. Today we’re happy to share two additional keynotes for our event: Soh-Yeong Roh and Kilnam Chon. The summit will take place in Seoul, South Korea from 14-17 October. Be sure to register for the summit–early bird registration ends 23 August! Soh-Yeong […]

Posted by on 11 August 2015 | 11:26 am

4.0 Bahasa Indonesia translation – and a book!

Hot on the heels of the announcement a few weeks ago of new Japanese and Māori translations of our 4.0 licences, we have another new Asia-Pacific translation to celebrate – Bahasa Indonesia. Even more exciting, this time the translation team has gone above and beyond to complete a companion project – a Bahasa Indonesia translation […]

Posted by on 5 August 2015 | 10:42 pm

Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses

White House by Diego Cambiaso, available under the CC BY-SA license. Today, Creative Commons and a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations are calling upon the White House to take administrative action to ensure that federally funded educational materials are made available as Open Educational Resources (OER) for the public […]

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 8:14 am

Announcing the first round of Global Summit keynote speakers

We’re happy to announce the first set of keynote speakers for the 2015 Creative Commons Global Summit: Lila Tretikov, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation Yochai Benkler, author and law professor at Harvard Law School Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the Parliament’s review of the EU Copyright Directive Ryan Merkley, […]

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 3:05 pm

Happy 150th, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!

Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland / Public Domain This year is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In celebration, Medium and the Public Domain Review have teamed up to host A Mad Hatter’s Mashup Party, complete with the original text, illustrations, animated GIFs, and silent film adaptations in the public domain and […]

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 11:17 am

It’s time to #MoveFASTR: support public access to publicly-funded research

Shinkansen Tokyo by Parag.naik, available under the CC BY-SA license. Tomorrow the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will markup S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (called FASTR for short). The bill–if enacted–would increase access to federally funded research. It was introduced in both the Senate and House […]

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 8:48 am

The case of the witch and her cat: crowdfunding free culture

The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller from Passionate Voices, in support of our campaign “Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models” which will present in-depth profiles of Creative Commons use. The dragoncow is chewing on an uprooted tree, its bulging eyes staring vacantly into the distance as the orange cat […]

Posted by on 17 July 2015 | 5:16 pm

Global Summit Call for Participation – Extension

The deadline for submissions to the CC Global Summit’s Call for Participation is fast approaching. But for those still getting their proposals together, there’s a reprieve – we’ve decided to extend the deadline until Wednesday 22 July. The extension is in response to a technical glitch we’ve become aware of, which meant that multiple submissions […]

Posted by on 16 July 2015 | 9:01 am