We are entering the Discovery phase of CC Usability

Over the next few months, we will be talking to users and creators of CC images, text, and data as part of updating the usability of CC tools in 2018. For our purposes, we are defining CC usability as both enhancing the experience of sharing and collaborating with CC’s current toolset, and conceiving of new … Read More "We are entering the Discovery phase of CC Usability" The post We are entering the Discovery phase of CC Usability appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 1:35 pm

Art and the Every Day with Mike Winkelmann (AKA beeple)

Beeple, AKA Mike Winkelmann, is a graphic designer, artist, and videographer whose popular video art and design work has largely been released free under CC. The post Art and the Every Day with Mike Winkelmann (AKA beeple) appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 9:24 am

Secret negotiations, empty promises: Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "Secret negotiations, empty promises: Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes" The post Secret negotiations, empty promises: Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 8:00 am

5 Awesome Organisations Working to Protect and Expand the Public Domain

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "5 Awesome Organisations Working to Protect and Expand the Public Domain" The post 5 Awesome Organisations Working to Protect and Expand the Public Domain appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 10:26 am

Is Copyright Term Extension Finally Done?

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "Is Copyright Term Extension Finally Done?" The post Is Copyright Term Extension Finally Done? appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 9:17 am

Kicking off the CC Certificates Beta

Today marks day one of the beta version of the Creative Commons Certificates program, a project designed to provide people the skills and expertise they need to implement and advocate for open licensing around the world. The post Kicking off the CC Certificates Beta appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 8 January 2018 | 2:20 pm

Propose a session for the 2018 Global Summit!

The Call for Proposals for the Creative Commons Global Summit is now open! The deadline for submissions is January 23, 2018 at 11:59PM The post Propose a session for the 2018 Global Summit! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 3 January 2018 | 12:35 pm

Support the kind of journalism we need today

Courageous, well-researched, and timely journalism is desperately needed right now. The post Support the kind of journalism we need today appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 21 December 2017 | 12:16 pm

A Tribute to Jay Yoon

One of the most admired leaders of the global Creative Commons movement is turning the page on his latest chapter of service to the commons. The post A Tribute to Jay Yoon appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 20 December 2017 | 11:31 am

The battle for the net continues after FCC erases net neutrality rules

An open internet is crucial for all creators, thinkers, and makers on the web As expected, yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order that ensured net neutrality in the United States. Without net neutrality, broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon will have free reign to … Read More "The battle for the net continues after FCC erases net neutrality rules" The post The battle for the net continues after FCC erases net neutrality rules appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 12:24 pm