Copyright as a tool to censor political dissent in Latin America

The "Safe harbor" provisions on the DMCA have been critical to build the internet as we know it today. The post Copyright as a tool to censor political dissent in Latin America appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 9:15 am

State Department Publishes Open Licensing “Playbook” for Federal Agencies

Today the U.S. Department of State released the Federal Open Licensing Playbook, a list of considerations, use cases, and recommendations for federal departments interested in developing and implementing open license requirements on federally-funded grant projects. It is designed to assist federal efforts to maximize the impact of grant funds, and create opportunities for innovation and … Read More "State Department Publishes Open Licensing “Playbook” for Federal Agencies" The post State Department Publishes Open Licensing “Playbook” for Federal Agencies appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 8:27 am

We are a community of creators

Our core of community is not a series of disparate projects, but instead a network of people driven by the desire to share their creativity with the world. What is creating in the 21st century? It’s remix, it’s reuse, and it’s collaboration, made possible by the dream of the global commons. The post We are a community of creators appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 11:50 am

One Click Attribution Tool now available for WordPress

Today we’re excited to announce the public beta and feedback period for our One Click Attribution Tool for Wordpress. The post One Click Attribution Tool now available for WordPress appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 11:53 am

We Bought It, We Own It, We Fix It: Building Open Policies for Digital Public Goods

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. Today’s … Read More "We Bought It, We Own It, We Fix It: Building Open Policies for Digital Public Goods" The post We Bought It, We Own It, We Fix It: Building Open Policies for Digital Public Goods appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 11:49 am

Opening up the Public Domain with Europeana Sounds

Recently, Europeana Sounds has doubled the amount of audio heritage available on the Europeana platform. The post Opening up the Public Domain with Europeana Sounds appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 9:04 am

The public domain and 5 things not covered by copyright

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. Today’s … Read More "The public domain and 5 things not covered by copyright" The post The public domain and 5 things not covered by copyright appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 12:13 pm

Announcing Swedish Translation of 4.0 License!

We are so happy to announce our official translation of 4.0 into Swedish. Now all Swedish speakers can benefit from the 4.0 licenses in their own language. The post Announcing Swedish Translation of 4.0 License! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 7:55 am

Communia publishes position papers to untangle lackluster EU copyright proposal

In September 2016 the European Commission released its proposed changes to copyright in the EU. Unfortunately, the proposal fails to deliver on the promise for a modern copyright law in Europe. Creative Commons is a founding member of  the Communia Association, which has been hard at work advocating for positive changes to the Commission’s plan. … Read More "Communia publishes position papers to untangle lackluster EU copyright proposal" The post Communia publishes position papers to untangle lackluster EU copyright proposal appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 9 January 2017 | 3:14 pm

What does “open” mean in Nigeria? Reflections on a Nigerian Roundtable with Stakeholders

In the area of knowledge governance today, it is no longer in doubt that ‘open’ is an important and emerging paradigm and philosophy. The post What does “open” mean in Nigeria? Reflections on a Nigerian Roundtable with Stakeholders appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 4 January 2017 | 9:40 am