Copyright reform in Colombia should focus on supporting users’ rights

Today Creative Commons, CC Colombia, and over a dozen other CC affiliates and partners sent a letter to the Colombian government calling for user-friendly copyright reform. Colombia’s copyright law is being re-opened to come into compliance with the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. We believe that this is a timely opportunity to introduce positive changes to … Read More "Copyright reform in Colombia should focus on supporting users’ rights" The post Copyright reform in Colombia should focus on supporting users’ rights appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 5:27 pm

Musician Marisa Anderson looks for the new in the old

I have been a fan of Marisa Anderson’s music since discovering her albums at the legendary Chapel Hill radio station WXYC, where my show usually ran from from 4-8AM. At 4 in the morning in a windowless studio, the title of Anderson’s 2011 release “The Golden Hour” seemed apropos. I would listen to her virtuosic, … Read More "Musician Marisa Anderson looks for the new in the old" The post Musician Marisa Anderson looks for the new in the old appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 21 September 2016 | 1:24 pm

Giving away your art for FREE again??

The artist Patrick Hochstenbach is a comic artist, programmer, and digital architect at University of Ghent libraries. Check out more of his work on Instagram and Twitter. The post Giving away your art for FREE again?? appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 20 September 2016 | 2:31 pm

Call for photographers! (US based)

Are you a seasoned, professional US-based photographer with experience photographing in school settings? Do you use CC or CC0 licensing? Tweet us your portfolio or send it along to info@creativecommons.org. We’re looking to build a list of photographers for our community to contact for projects, beginning with this specific ask. Please stay tuned for more announcements! … Read More "Call for photographers! (US based)" The post Call for photographers! (US based) appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 19 September 2016 | 4:13 pm

Building an Institutional Open Access Policy In Nepal

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership. In our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. This week’s post is from Roshan Kumar Karn, a medical doctor at Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. I am Dr. … Read More "Building an Institutional Open Access Policy In Nepal" The post Building an Institutional Open Access Policy In Nepal appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 19 September 2016 | 12:58 pm

Lights, camera, web standards! Netflix releases algorithmic film “Meridian” under Creative Commons

While it will probably not be the next Netflix hit original, the twelve minutes of Creative Commons licensed content that make up “Meridian” will have a major impact on the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) by sharing resources to make the open source standard Interoperable Master Format (IMF) more usable across the web. The post Lights, camera, web standards! Netflix releases algorithmic film “Meridian” under Creative Commons appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 September 2016 | 2:06 pm

A long-awaited new look for our website

One of the projects I knew I wanted to take on when I joined Creative Commons as CEO was a major website redesign. The CC site has always been a valuable source of information about our mission, our community, and the legal tools we offer. While there’s a lot of new things happening at CC, … Read More "A long-awaited new look for our website" The post A long-awaited new look for our website appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 September 2016 | 8:39 am

“It upholds the dignity of mankind”: the power of OER in West Africa

Open educator and Institute for Open Leadership Fellow Jane-Frances Agbu works as a senior lecturer in health science and coordinates the award-winning Open Educational Resources program at NOUN, the National Open University of Nigeria.  NOUN provides open and distance education to over 180,000 students in the region. Agbu has seen the benefits of open education … Read More "“It upholds the dignity of mankind”: the power of OER in West Africa" The post “It upholds the dignity of mankind”: the power of OER in West Africa appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 14 September 2016 | 2:13 pm

European Commission Copyright Proposal Leaves Users In The Dark

Copyright policy should benefit everyone, not just legacy rightsholders Today the European Commission released its legislative proposal for changes to EU copyright law. The proposal has been introduced as a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Directive fails to deliver on the promise for a modern copyright law in Europe. In an ideal … Read More "European Commission Copyright Proposal Leaves Users In The Dark" The post European Commission Copyright Proposal Leaves Users In The Dark appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 14 September 2016 | 11:34 am

How can educators find and use OER in their classrooms?

Let’s start the school year right! Open education is at the core of our work and with many countries going back to school this week, we wanted to kick off our #backtoschool week some more practical advice about how you can use open educational resources in your classroom. From textbooks to courses to entire degree … Read More "How can educators find and use OER in their classrooms?" The post How can educators find and use OER in their classrooms? appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 13 September 2016 | 10:51 am