Great news for the commons: Flickr now supports CC0 and the CC Public Domain Mark

( CC0 and Public Domain Mark) Today we’re extremely pleased to announce that Flickr now allows its users to share images under CC0, Creative Commons’ international public domain dedication. Flickr also announced they will allow users to share work in the public domain using our Public Domain Mark (PDM). Flickr is the largest repository of CC-licensed photos on the […]

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 8:11 pm

A Masterwork in Simplicity: The Story of the CC Logo

This story was researched and written in collaboration with Creative Commons staff. You can also read the story on Medium. On February 14, 2015 New York’s Museum of Modern Art welcomed the public to a new exhibit, “This is For Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good.” Inspired by a short tweet made by Tim […]

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Press release: Creative Commons Launches Special Edition Commemorative Tee

Partners with Noun Project and Teespring to design and sell exclusive t-shirt celebrating “CC” logo acquisition by MoMA; Proceeds to support Creative Commons SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 25, 2015 – Creative Commons has partnered with crowdsourced visual dictionary Noun Project and commerce platform Teespring to release a custom t-shirt celebrating the “CC” logo’s acquisition into […]

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Celebrate Creative Commons with a limited edition tee

Today Creative Commons, the Noun Project, and are excited to announce an awesome, limited edition commemorative t-shirt celebrating our wonderful logo. The shirt is available at, with all 100% of the proceeds going to support Creative Commons. It will be available until April 8, 2015 and sales start right now. Help us spread the word […]

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Wikimedia adopts open licensing policy for foundation-funded research

Last week the Wikimedia Foundation announced it is adopting an open access policy for research works created using foundation funds. According to their blog post, the new open access policy “will ensure that all research the Wikimedia Foundation supports through grants, equipment, or research collaboration is made widely accessible and reusable. Research, data, and code […]

Posted by on 23 March 2015 | 5:16 pm

Creative Commons seeks a new director of development

Last year, Creative Commons posted a position for a Director of Development — someone to develop and lead our revenue strategy for 2015 and beyond. We knew it was urgent, but we weren’t ready. We had work to do on organizational strategy and budget before we could hire, so we pulled back. That work is […]

Posted by on 20 March 2015 | 10:39 am

Are commercial publishers wrongly selling access to openly licensed scholarly articles?

Ross Mounce, a postdoc at the University of Bath, recently wrote about how Elsevier charged him $31.50 for an “open access” research article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (BY-NC-ND) license. Mounce was understandably upset, because the article was originally published by another publisher – John Wiley  – and was made available freely on their […]

Posted by on 13 March 2015 | 5:09 pm

Reboot: Creative Commons in Australia and New Zealand

3d Globe at Seattle Central Library / J Brew / CC BY-SA CC is very pleased to announce the reboot of two of our longest running and most prolific teams – Creative Commons Australia and Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. The new CC Australia team was launched at the recent Australian Digital Alliance‘s Copyright Forum […]

Posted by on 12 March 2015 | 6:28 am

This is not a protest! Edit for #FreeBassel

In support of the #FreeBassel Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the EFF, the Creative Commons Arab World will organize a virtual Arabic Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to translate and expand pages that cover topics of interest to him. Updating Arabic Creative Commons Wikipedia Page Updating Arabic Creative Commons Licenses Wikipedia Page Creating a Wikipedia Page about Copyright law […]

Posted by on 11 March 2015 | 1:02 pm

TAACCCT Standout Vignettes

Starting with the first round of grants in 2011 Creative Commons and a team of partners have been actively supporting US Department of Labor (DOL), Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grantees. This multi-year, nearly $2 billion grant program provides funds to US community colleges who in partnership with industry, employers, and […]

Posted by on 10 March 2015 | 4:02 pm