State of the Commons Highlight: An interview with the filmmakers behind Alike Film

“Alike” was directed by Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mende, and was made in collaboration with ex Pepe-School-Land students. The film was developed using the open source operating system Linux and Blender, a free and open source 3D creation suite. The film has debuted at 120 festivals and won nearly as many awards. The post State of the Commons Highlight: An interview with the filmmakers behind Alike Film appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 10:19 am

Wikipedia Says It’s Time for Fair Use in Australia

This week Wikipedia is urging users in Australia to tell their government representatives to champion fair use. The campaign, organised alongside Electronic Frontiers Australia and the Australian Digital Alliance, advocates for policy makers to update copyright law to include fair use, thus providing a progressive legal framework to support creators and remixers, educational activities, and … Read More "Wikipedia Says It’s Time for Fair Use in Australia" The post Wikipedia Says It’s Time for Fair Use in Australia appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 1:33 pm

State of the Commons Feature: Geonet

GeoNet adopted a CC BY license in order to provide crucial, open information and quick response to earthquakes, volcanic activity, and tsunamis. The post State of the Commons Feature: Geonet appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 10:46 am

State of the Commons Feature: African Storybook Initiative

On a continent where conventional publishing produces relatively few titles in African languages, the African Storybook initiative provides open access to thousands of picture storybooks for children's literacy, enjoyment, and imagination. The post State of the Commons Feature: African Storybook Initiative appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 12:28 pm

Everything really is political

It was my first time at the global Creative Commons summit, and though I knew a bit about Creative Commons, this was my first adventure into meeting and learning from the community. The post Everything really is political appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 10:19 am

Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure Open Access to Government Data

In the United States, there are two bills making their way through Congress that would require all government data to be made available in open and machine readable formats by default. The OPEN Government Data Act has been introduced in both the House of Representatives (H.R. 1770) and the Senate (S. 760). The bill would … Read More "Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure Open Access to Government Data" The post Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure Open Access to Government Data appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 11:53 am

Meeting the Commons

As a Copyright and Digital Scholarship librarian, I spend a lot of time talking to people about the rights they have to the things they create, and as an active member of the open community, I often find myself encouraging others to apply Creative Commons licenses to their work. The post Meeting the Commons appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 11:13 am

Lively Discussions at the CC Summit Author Salon

With each question igniting long conversations, and the discussions ultimately illustrating shared objectives and processes behind the three books, we all walked away happy to have the lively dialogues recorded, if not on our computers, at least in our memories. The post Lively Discussions at the CC Summit Author Salon appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 May 2017 | 1:45 pm

Creative Commons Summit 2017: Coming together as a community of gratitude and sharing

From April 28-30, nearly 400 commoners gathered in Toronto, Canada in support of the commons for three days of connecting, collaboration, and debate. The post Creative Commons Summit 2017: Coming together as a community of gratitude and sharing appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 May 2017 | 1:29 pm

Mainstreaming OER in Latin America and The Caribbean

The fifth Regional OER Consultation for the Latin America and Caribbean region was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 3rd-4th April. The event was in preparation for the 2nd OER World Congress that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September of this year. The meeting was organized by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), alongside partners UNESCO, … Read More "Mainstreaming OER in Latin America and The Caribbean" The post Mainstreaming OER in Latin America and The Caribbean appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 8 May 2017 | 4:13 pm