Open Innovation and the Creation of Commons

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects.Below is a guest post by IOL Fellow Katja Mayer, a postdoctoral researcher in Science, Technology and Society at the University of … Read More "Open Innovation and the Creation of Commons" The post Open Innovation and the Creation of Commons appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 12:59 pm

Spotlight on Gage Skidmore, political photographer

Gage Skidmore is a photographer and freelance graphic designer living in Phoenix, Arizona whose high-quality photos of politicians and pop culture have been featured in diverse publications... The post Spotlight on Gage Skidmore, political photographer appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 17 June 2016 | 1:02 pm

Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia

The guest post below was written by Peter B. Kaufman of Intelligent Television. — When the Open Courseware movement first started – its Big Bang probably took place in mid-June 2001, when Mellon Foundation president William G. Bowen, Hewlett Foundation’s president Paul Brest, and MIT president Charles M. Vest announced the initiative at MIT – … Read More "Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia" The post Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 15 June 2016 | 1:09 pm

CC Australia Supports Commission Recommendations for User-friendly Copyright Reform

This post was contributed by Stuart Efstathis for Creative Commons Australia. Image by Sierra_Graphic, CC0 The Australian Productivity Commission has recommended important changes to Australian copyright law that support content creators and users in the digital age. On 29 April 2016, the Commission released a Draft Report on reforms to Australia’s intellectual property laws based … Read More "CC Australia Supports Commission Recommendations for User-friendly Copyright Reform" The post CC Australia Supports Commission Recommendations for User-friendly Copyright Reform appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 9 June 2016 | 2:54 pm

Uruguayan rights holders seek to roll back progressive copyright reform

Law, by Woody Hibbard, CC BY 2.0 Uruguay is in the process of updating its copyright law, and in April a bill was preliminarily approved in the Senate. The law introduces changes that would benefit students, librarians, researchers, and the general public by legalizing commonplace digital practices, adding orphan works exceptions, and removing criminal penalties … Read More "Uruguayan rights holders seek to roll back progressive copyright reform" The post Uruguayan rights holders seek to roll back progressive copyright reform appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:24 pm

Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020

Science! by Alexandro Lacadena, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A few weeks ago we wrote about how the European Union is pushing ahead its support for open access to EU-funded scientific research and data. Today at the meeting of the Competitiveness Council of the European Union, the Council reinforced the commitment to making all scientific articles and … Read More "Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020" The post Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020 appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:10 pm

Controversy: A Recap of the copyright issues surrounding Prince’s estate

Prince performing in Brussels during the Hit N Run Tour in 1986, CC-by-2.0 Today at Copyright On!, Britton Payne discussed the unique copyright situation surrounding Prince’s estate. This potentially long and bitter battle could shape the future of music copyright to come. Prince fought a number of legendary copyright battles, which makes this current fight … Read More "Controversy: A Recap of the copyright issues surrounding Prince’s estate" The post Controversy: A Recap of the copyright issues surrounding Prince’s estate appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:19 pm

#happybdaybassel

On May 22nd, more than four years after his detention and six months after his disappearance, Bassel Khartabil (Arabic: باسل خرطبيل‎) will turn 35 years old. Bassel’s imprisonment by the Assad regime is a brutal human rights violation and the continued lack of answers about his fate is a hindrance to the fight for free … Read More "#happybdaybassel" The post #happybdaybassel appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 10:06 am

Don’t let California lock down public access to government works

Unencumbered access to public sector information is central to a well-functioning democratic system. The post Don’t let California lock down public access to government works appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 19 May 2016 | 11:56 am

Open Textbooks 4 Africa

Open Textbooks for Africa Logo, by: Kelsey Wiens, CC BY 4.0 This is a guest blog post written by Kelsey Wiens, founder of Open Textbooks for Africa and public lead for Creative Commons South Africa. On March 11-12, 45 experts from around the world and across South Africa met to discuss opportunities for Open Textbooks … Read More "Open Textbooks 4 Africa" The post Open Textbooks 4 Africa appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted by on 9 May 2016 | 5:09 pm