U.S. should require “open by default” for federal government software code

Photo by Tirza van Dijk, CC0. A few weeks ago we submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) draft federal source code policy. The purpose of the policy is to improve access to custom software code developed for the federal government, and would require that: (1) New custom code whose development is […] The post U.S. should require “open by default” for federal government software code appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 11:51 am

The long arm of copyright: Millions blocked from reading original versions of The Diary of Anne Frank

The original writings of The Diary of Anne Frank should have entered the public domain on January 1, 2016. They should have become freely accessible to everyone who wants to read and experience this important cultural work. Instead, the texts remain clogged in the pipes of EU copyright law. In some countries like Poland, the […] The post The long arm of copyright: Millions blocked from reading original versions of The Diary of Anne Frank appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 26 April 2016 | 3:00 am

Vice President Biden: Taxpayer-funded cancer research shouldn’t sit behind walls

On Wednesday in New Orleans, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the convening of the American Association for Cancer Research on the need to speed up scientific research, development, and collaboration that can lead to better cancer treatments. Vice President Biden is leading the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which aims to accelerate cancer research […] The post Vice President Biden: Taxpayer-funded cancer research shouldn’t sit behind walls appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 22 April 2016 | 2:03 pm

How should we attribute 3D printed objects?

How should we attribute authors of CC-licensed 3D designs once that design has been used to print a 3D physical object? The challenge of attribution, or “view source,” for 3D printed objects, is widespread in the 3D printing community, an active part of CC’s larger network. It is multi-layered and speaks to existing needs by […] The post How should we attribute 3D printed objects? appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 19 April 2016 | 12:12 pm

Developing Open Policy for Higher Education

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. First up is Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager of Open Education at BCcampus. I have been in the field of open education […] The post Developing Open Policy for Higher Education appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 15 April 2016 | 3:00 am

At Japanese Beatmaking Event, Producers Create CC Remixes in Just Four Hours

Earlier this month, the fine folks of Creative Commons Japan hosted a beatmaking event at Bigakko, an innovative art education center in Tokyo. A quartet of up and coming Japanese electronic music producers—Madegg, Metome, Foodman (best name ever), and Canooooopy—were issued a challenge: Create brand new remixes of CC-licensed tracks found online. The musicians had exactly four […] The post At Japanese Beatmaking Event, Producers Create CC Remixes in Just Four Hours appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 14 April 2016 | 12:58 pm

Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies

“eBook” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by  Jonas Tana    This is a guest blog post written by Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe and co-founder of Creative Commons Poland. On April 14, 2016, 60 experts from 30 countries are meeting in Kraków, Poland for the first OER Policy Forum. The goal of the event is to build on the […] The post Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 10:51 pm

New Open Education Search App by OpenEd.com and Microsoft

A new Open Education Search App is available as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign, a commitment by 14 states and 40 districts to transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools. The search app pulls in data from the Learning Registry and works within any Learning Tools Interoperability […] The post New Open Education Search App by OpenEd.com and Microsoft appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 6:26 pm

Help Us Build Creative Commons Certificates – Open Community Call

With Creative Commons now being used by people all over the world to openly license over a billion pieces of content, a good working knowledge of what Creative Commons is and how it works is critical. Creative Commons is developing a series of certificates to provide organizations and individuals with a range of options for […] The post Help Us Build Creative Commons Certificates – Open Community Call appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 5 April 2016 | 6:12 pm

Reporting back on the Institute for Open Leadership 2

The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway by Alessandro Sarretta, CC BY Last week Creative Commons hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership. The Institute is a training and peer-to-peer learning opportunity that brings together up-and-coming leaders to develop and implement an open licensing policy in their institution, province or nation. We were thrilled to welcome a […] The post Reporting back on the Institute for Open Leadership 2 appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 28 March 2016 | 1:00 am