COMMUNIA hosts public domain celebration in the European Parliament

This is a guest post by Lisette Kalshoven. On Monday, January 25th COMMUNIA organized a Public Domain Day celebration at the European Parliament. COMMUNIA advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, and consists of many organisations including Creative Commons, Kennisland and Centrum Cyfrowe. The […] The post COMMUNIA hosts public domain celebration in the European Parliament appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 1:25 pm

U.S. Department of Labor adopts CC BY licensing policy department-wide

    Creative Commons (CC) believes publicly funded education, research and data resources should be shared in the global commons. The public should have access to what it paid for, and should not be required to pay twice (or more) to access, use, and remix publicly funded resources. This is why we are pleased to […] The post U.S. Department of Labor adopts CC BY licensing policy department-wide appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 1 February 2016 | 9:44 am

New CC directors to focus on platforms and content creation

Creative Commons is pleased to announce the appointment of two new senior-level positions to help implement our new strategy. Last week, CC announced a renewed vision to create a vibrant, usable commons, powered by gratitude and collaboration. These two positions will be fundamental to bringing this strategy to life. I’m pleased to appoint Jane Park […] The post New CC directors to focus on platforms and content creation appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 27 January 2016 | 8:00 am

Celebrate CC music: Netlabel Day accepting applications from independent labels

The second annual Netlabel Day celebrating free music under Creative Commons licenses will take place on 14 July, 2016. The call for digital record labels is now open and applications will be accepted through 29 February. First organized by the Chilean label M.I.S.T. Records in March 2015, the 2015 edition featured 80 labels from around the world and released more than […] The post Celebrate CC music: Netlabel Day accepting applications from independent labels appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 22 January 2016 | 3:11 pm

Copyright Week 2016: The public domain is not lost

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. Every […] The post Copyright Week 2016: The public domain is not lost appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 20 January 2016 | 11:51 am

Let’s light up the global commons

Over the past week, we’ve talked about sharing, and its fundamental role in societies, and I’ve shared our goal of a vibrant, usable commons, powered by collaboration and gratitude (Read our previous posts: “We need to talk about sharing”, and “Towards a vibrant, usable commons.”). What follows next is our plan for bringing the strategy […] The post Let’s light up the global commons appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 20 January 2016 | 8:00 am

Creative Commons awarded $10M grant from Hewlett Foundation to support renewed strategy

On behalf of the Creative Commons staff, Board, Affiliate Network, and global community, we are thrilled to announce that the Board of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has unanimously approved an unrestricted multi-year grant in the amount of $10 million to Creative Commons. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been a proud founding […] The post Creative Commons awarded $10M grant from Hewlett Foundation to support renewed strategy appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 19 January 2016 | 12:00 pm

Towards a vibrant, usable commons

Over the next few days, I’m going to share a series of posts about Creative Commons’ 2016-2020 strategy. Let me skip to the end: CC is going to refocus our work to build a vibrant, usable commons, powered by collaboration and gratitude. Over the course of these next few posts, I’ll explain what that means, […] The post Towards a vibrant, usable commons appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 14 January 2016 | 11:00 am

We Need To Talk About Sharing

Over the next few days, I’m going to share a series of posts about Creative Commons’ 2016-2020 strategy. Let me skip to the end: CC is going to refocus our work to build a vibrant, usable commons, powered by collaboration and gratitude. Over the course of these next few posts, I’ll explain what that means, […] The post We Need To Talk About Sharing appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 12 January 2016 | 11:00 am

Open Education Week: 7-11 March, 2016: Call for Participation

Open Education Week 2016: Call for Participation, by: Open Education Consortium, CC BY 4.0 The Open Education Week planning committee invites your contributions to and participation in the 2016 Open Education Week (#openeducationwk), featuring online and in-person events around the world. There are many ways to participate – including but not limited to: host an event help […] The post Open Education Week: 7-11 March, 2016: Call for Participation appeared first on Creative Commons blog.

Posted by on 6 January 2016 | 2:42 pm