For Faithful Digital Reproductions of Public Domain Works Use CC0

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 […]

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 3:46 pm

The Limits of Copyright: Text and Data Mining

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 topic is about supporting fair […]

Posted by on 21 January 2015 | 2:17 pm

Using CC music in video: Free webinar tomorrow!

On January 21, I’ll be joining Free Music Archive’s Cheyenne Hohman for a free webinar on how to find and use CC-licensed music in your video projects. Join us for a great discussion. From FMA’s announcement: If you make videos, or you make music for videos, or you just like learning new stuff, tune in […]

Posted by on 20 January 2015 | 4:12 pm

Global Affiliate Network releases CC Affiliates Mixtape #1

Download album: Internet Archive / Free Music Archive / SoundCloud Download album notes (PDF)Download album art: Front / Back Guest blog post by Teresa Nobre, Legal Project Lead Creative Commons Portugal We didn’t need much. It was the release date of the State of the Commons report and on the CC affiliates mailing list, the […]

Posted by on 12 January 2015 | 3:00 pm

Thank you

Creative Commons would not exist without you. As we wrap up our winter fundraising campaign, it’s time for our most important message: thanks. Thank you for your donations to support the work of our staff, affiliates, and volunteers around the world. We met and exceeded our goals. Without your support, Creative Commons simply wouldn’t exist. […]

Posted by on 8 January 2015 | 8:00 am

Boston Children’s Hospital OPENPediatrics Launches Open Multimedia Library

Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. [front] / Boston Public LIbrary / No known copyright restrictions The OPENPediatrics program at Boston Children’s Hospital announced the launch today of a new open educational resource (OER), a multimedia library that presents animations and illustrations from OPENPediatrics instructional videos under CC BY-NC-SA for use by clinicians and academics in their own instructional […]

Posted by on 6 January 2015 | 3:43 pm

Institute for Open Leadership kicks off next week

The Presidio by Mindus under CC BY-NC-SA It’s a new year, and Creative Commons and the Open Policy Network are excited to work with the inaugural group of fellows at the Institute for Open Leadership. The Institute for Open Leadership–or IOL–is an effort  to cultivate new leaders in open education, science, public policy, and other […]

Posted by on 5 January 2015 | 6:48 pm

A year-end message from our CEO

There’s still time. Support Creative Commons in 2014. This is the fundraising message where the CEO writes and tells you about how important your donation is. And without question, your donation is important. Earlier this month, you heard from our board chair, and a member of our legal team, and a volunteer leading our chapter […]

Posted by on 31 December 2014 | 8:00 am

Sharing is our path forward

Invest in a more open culture. Support CC. I’m writing on behalf of the Creative Commons Affiliate Network, a community of over 100 affiliate teams in 79 countries. El Salvador joined CC’s global network this year, and I am its first public lead. I work every day to preserve and protect cultural heritage, under CC’s […]

Posted by on 29 December 2014 | 9:22 am

Norwegian translation of 4.0 published

Congratulations to CC Norway on the Norwegian translation of 4.0! This is the second published official translation of the license suite. The translation effort was led by longtime CC affiliate and noted internet scholar Gisle Hannemyr, of the University of Oslo. We are particularly grateful to this early team for working with us as we […]

Posted by on 23 December 2014 | 3:04 pm