Announcing the first round of Global Summit keynote speakers

We’re happy to announce the first set of keynote speakers for the 2015 Creative Commons Global Summit: Lila Tretikov, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation Yochai Benkler, author and law professor at Harvard Law School Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the Parliament’s review of the EU Copyright Directive Ryan Merkley, […]

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 3:05 pm

Happy 150th, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!

Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland / Public Domain This year is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In celebration, Medium and the Public Domain Review have teamed up to host A Mad Hatter’s Mashup Party, complete with the original text, illustrations, animated GIFs, and silent film adaptations in the public domain and […]

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 11:17 am

It’s time to #MoveFASTR: support public access to publicly-funded research

Shinkansen Tokyo by Parag.naik, available under the CC BY-SA license. Tomorrow the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will markup S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (called FASTR for short). The bill–if enacted–would increase access to federally funded research. It was introduced in both the Senate and House […]

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 8:48 am

The case of the witch and her cat: crowdfunding free culture

The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller from Passionate Voices, in support of our campaign “Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models” which will present in-depth profiles of Creative Commons use. The dragoncow is chewing on an uprooted tree, its bulging eyes staring vacantly into the distance as the orange cat […]

Posted by on 17 July 2015 | 5:16 pm

Global Summit Call for Participation – Extension

The deadline for submissions to the CC Global Summit’s Call for Participation is fast approaching. But for those still getting their proposals together, there’s a reprieve – we’ve decided to extend the deadline until Wednesday 22 July. The extension is in response to a technical glitch we’ve become aware of, which meant that multiple submissions […]

Posted by on 16 July 2015 | 9:01 am

CC’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign — join us!

Today we’re launching CC’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign. We’re raising money to write a book about open business models that incorporate CC licensing. We hope you’ll join our Kickstarter campaign and help us empower creators around the globe to pursue businesses built on open content. This is an ambitious project. Over the course of the year, […]

Posted by on 15 July 2015 | 9:26 am

New Translations: CC 4.0 licences now available in te reo Māori and Japanese

Today CC is proud to launch two new translations of the latest version of the CC licences: Japanese and te reo Māori. These are particularly significant, as they are the first official translations of 4.0 into Asia-Pacific languages. Perhaps even more exciting, te reo Māori, the language of the Indigenous people of New Zealand, is […]

Posted by on 13 July 2015 | 5:02 pm

Help Outernet and Creative Commons build a #LibraryFromSpace

Hubble Space Telescope and Earth Limb / NASA on The Commons / No known copyright restrictions If you could send a folder with 50 MB of content to every human on Earth, what would you include? This weekend Creative Commons volunteers and Outernet are hosting a CC Content Edit-a-thon to populate the first Outernet library […]

Posted by on 13 July 2015 | 1:07 pm

Reminder: submit your proposals for the 2015 Global Summit in Seoul

The 2015 Creative Commons Global Summit is taking place in Seoul, South Korea 14-17 October 2015. CC hosts this gathering every two years, bringing together our affiliate network along with partners, activists, and collaborators in the open movement to celebrate and advance the Commons. The last CC Summit took place in Buenos Aires in 2013. […]

Posted by on 13 July 2015 | 11:23 am

EFF: Fighting for your digital rights for 25 years

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an absolutely essential organization that defends civil liberties on the Internet. It fights for users by promoting free speech and access to technology, championing privacy, and advocating for progressive solutions to intellectual property challenges in the digital age. EFF tackles these issues with some of the smartest and most […]

Posted by on 10 July 2015 | 2:43 pm