591 Celebrate CC shirts sold in two weeks!

Two weeks ago we kicked off a limited edition sale of a special t-shirt designed by our friends at Noun Project, and supported by the great folks at Teespring.com. Yesterday the campaign wrapped up, and we’re pleased to say we blew past our goal and sold 591 t-shirts. With all proceeds going right back to […]

Posted by on 10 April 2015 | 12:41 pm

Welcome: Rob Myers!

Please welcome the latest member of the Creative Commons Team, our new software developer Rob Myers. Rob will be familiar to many of you as an active member of the CC Community. In 2004, Rob’s art was the first exhibition of CC-licensed art. Rob has spent the last 8 years working in the free software […]

Posted by on 10 April 2015 | 10:31 am

CC Global Summit 2015: Seoul, October 15-17

After an exhaustive process, we’re proud to announce that the 2015 CC Global Summit will be in Seoul, South Korea. The CC Korea team put forward an exciting bid, and have proven their experience and skill at planning conferences. I have every confidence that they’ll be a great partner in producing the conference. In addition, […]

Posted by on 8 April 2015 | 10:58 am

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 Teespring.com are excited to announce an awesome, limited edition commemorative t-shirt celebrating our wonderful logo. The shirt is available at Teespring.com/CreativeCommons, 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