Colombian student Diego Gomez is going to trial for sharing a research article online

Last year several organizations highlighted the situation of Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez, who had a criminal complaint filed against him for sharing a research article online. Gomez is a student in conservation and wildlife management, and for the most part has poor access to many of the resources and databases that would help him […]

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 1:22 pm

Ukrainian translation of : CC 4.0

Congratulations to Creative Commons Ukraine on the completion of the Ukrainian translation of the CC 4.0 license suite! After a draft stage and a public consultation phase, involving legal practitioners and IP experts, the licenses are published today, on June 23. The availability of the license suite in Ukrainian is of great significance for the visibility […]

Posted by on 24 June 2015 | 4:32 am

Global Summit Call for Participation and Proposals – Now Open

The Creative Commons Global Summit takes place every two years bringing together our global affiliate network along with partners, activists, and collaborators in the open movement to celebrate and advance the Commons. We’re pleased to announce the Call for Participation and Proposals for this year’s Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea, October 15-17 2015, is […]

Posted by on 18 June 2015 | 3:57 pm

Why CC is making a mobile app

Today we’re pushing the latest beta release of our mobile app, The List powered by Creative Commons. It’s a mobile photography app that invites users to create a list of images they want, or submit photos to help a person or group who created a list. Every image is uploaded to the archive with a […]

Posted by on 11 June 2015 | 10:23 am

New affiliate chapters in Latin America

We are glad to announce that during the last months the Latin American affiliates have 3 new affiliate chapters in the Creative Commons family. The CC teams of El Salvador, Paraguay and Uruguay signed their MoUs and are now officially in. In El Salvador the affiliate institution is AccesArte, a NGO that seeks to promote […]

Posted by on 9 June 2015 | 4:03 pm

Creative Commons France experiments with Ascribe to support copyleft through the Blockchain

Guestpost by Primavera De Filippi (CC France) Creative Commons France inaugurated the launch of the new website with a new tool that unlocks the value of the bitcoin blockchain for the benefit of the Free Culture movement. Ascribe enables creators to share their CC-licensed work without worry of loss of attribution. Over ten years ago, […]

Posted by on 5 June 2015 | 3:27 am

Announcing the Open Policy Network grant-funded projects

Last year Creative Commons and a global coalition of organizations launched the Open Policy Network in order to support the creation, adoption, and implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources. When open licenses are required for publicly funded resources, there is the potential to massively increase access to and […]

Posted by on 4 June 2015 | 8:11 pm

edX makes it easy for authors to share under Creative Commons

edX has added the ability for authors to apply a Creative Commons (CC) license to their courses and videos on its platform. More than 50 academic institutions, including MIT and Harvard, use edX to offer free courses that anyone in the world can join. Now, authors at these institutions and elsewhere may license their courses […]

Posted by on 2 June 2015 | 11:59 am

Join us in Seoul, South Korea – Oct 15-17, 2015

Registration is now open for Creative Commons’ Global Summit. Space is limited, so please sign up today to be part of an international event celebrating the Commons, our affiliates, partners and collaborators in the open movement, and the 10th anniversary of CC Korea! The conference runs from Thursday Oct. 15 to Saturday Oct. 17, 2015. […]

Posted by on 1 June 2015 | 11:57 am

Happy Birthday to friend and ally Bassel Safadi

Bassel Safadi / Christopher Adams / CC BY Bassel Khartabil (also known as Bassel Safadi) is a computer engineer who, through his dedicated work in social media, digital education, and open-source web software, played a huge role in opening the Internet in Syria and bringing online access and knowledge to the Syrian people. Many people […]

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 5:10 pm