Cloudflare leak: Please reset your CCID password

Web services company Cloudflare revealed late yesterday that it had experienced a large-scale memory leak. About two million websites use Cloudflare for services like content delivery and Internet security. Creative Commons uses Cloudflare, and we investigated this issue as soon as it was reported. We have not found any cause for concern—as far as we … Read More "Cloudflare leak: Please reset your CCID password" The post Cloudflare leak: Please reset your CCID password appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 4:10 pm

Update on Great Minds v FedEx Office Litigation Involving BY-NC-SA

Earlier this week, Judge Hurley issued an order denying our motion for leave to file an amicus brief at this stage in the litigation between Great Minds and FedEx Office. The post Update on Great Minds v FedEx Office Litigation Involving BY-NC-SA appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 2:09 pm

Official Arabic and Croatian Translations of 4.0 Licenses Now Available!

Via a milestone translation effort, we are happy to announce the official translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 licenses into Arabic. The Croatian translation is also notable and expected to have significant impact. The post Official Arabic and Croatian Translations of 4.0 Licenses Now Available! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 12:54 pm

GISWatch 2016: addressing economic, social and cultural rights on the internet

The current dominant public policy discourse on the internet and human rights addresses the importance of the these new technologies to empower civil liberties. The post GISWatch 2016: addressing economic, social and cultural rights on the internet appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 8:32 am

Copyright Filtering Mechanisms Don’t (and can’t) Respect Fair Use

During Fair Use Week organizations and individuals are publishing blog posts, hosting workshops, and sharing educational resources about the implementation and importance of this essential limitation to the rights endowed by copyright. Fair use (and in other countries, the related “fair dealing”) is a flexible legal tool that permits some uses of copyrighted material without … Read More "Copyright Filtering Mechanisms Don’t (and can’t) Respect Fair Use" The post Copyright Filtering Mechanisms Don’t (and can’t) Respect Fair Use appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 February 2017 | 11:55 am

European Space Agency announces new Open Access Policy for Images and Data

Yesterday, the European Space Agency announced an Open Access policy for images and data under a Creative Commons BY-SA license. ESA has made various moves toward making data and images more open in the past, but this announcement is a major milestone for the organization’s commitment to openness. Previously, ESA released individual images under Creative … Read More "European Space Agency announces new Open Access Policy for Images and Data" The post European Space Agency announces new Open Access Policy for Images and Data appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 12:00 pm

Announcing CC’s new board chair, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, and newest board member, Ruth Okediji

I am thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members of the Creative Commons Board of Directors: Molly Shaffer Van Houweling and Ruth Okediji. In addition, the board has selected Molly Shaffer Van Houweling to serve as Board Chair. Molly is a brilliant and accomplished legal academic with an extensive history with Creative Commons … Read More "Announcing CC’s new board chair, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, and newest board member, Ruth Okediji" The post Announcing CC’s new board chair, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, and newest board member, Ruth Okediji appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | 8:07 am

Transforming public spaces with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things addresses the commons through an "art for all" approach to engage with the political through their work in public spaces. The post Transforming public spaces with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 February 2017 | 3:25 pm

Job Opportunity: Director of Product Engineering

On February 7, 2017, Creative Commons released a public beta of CC Search. Our goal was to inspire discussion, debate, and ideas on how we can build a front door to the commons, and make content more discoverable and usable, and foster a culture of collaboration and gratitude. Now we’re looking for a Director of … Read More "Job Opportunity: Director of Product Engineering" The post Job Opportunity: Director of Product Engineering appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 14 February 2017 | 10:15 am

Celebrating Public Domain Day and Fair Use Week 2017 in Israel– Thanks to CC Awesome Fund!

Every 1st of January, the Law and Technology Clinic and Creative Commons Israel celebrate the Public Domain Day. In Israel about 70 years after the death of the author, her works are released to the Public Domain. The post Celebrating Public Domain Day and Fair Use Week 2017 in Israel– Thanks to CC Awesome Fund! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | 9:30 am