CC Signs Bouchout Declaration for Open Biodiversity

CC is supporting the Bouchout Declration for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management by becoming a signatory. The Declaration’s objective is to help make biodiversity data openly available to everyone around the world. It offers the biodiversity community a way to demonstrate their commitment to open science, one of the fundamental components of CC’s vision for an […]

Posted by on 11 July 2014 | 9:18 am

CC Welcomes New Teams in India, Mongolia and Bangladesh

CC is very proud to announce three additions to its Asia-Pacific community – two new affiliate teams in Mongolia and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and a revitalised team in the Republic of India. This boosts our Asia-Pacific community to 16 members and adds a great deal of valuable expertise to our affiliate network. Rakib […]

Posted by on 10 July 2014 | 9:06 am

An Open Letter to TPP Negotiators: Copyright Term Extension Makes No Sense

EFF / CC BY Today, Creative Commons and over 35 other organizations published an open letter urging negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to rescind a proposal to extend copyright terms by another 20 years beyond its current, mandatory term. This week, 12 Pacific rim countries are meeting in Ottawa, Canada, to continue secret negotiations […]

Posted by on 9 July 2014 | 11:59 am

New report from CC: The future is open

Today, we’re excited to launch our new annual report, The future is open. In this report, you’ll learn about: Why the 4.0 CC licenses were a truly global effort. The astounding community-building work that CC affiliates are doing all over the world. Our work in open policy and support for global copyright reform. How software […]

Posted by on 2 July 2014 | 2:31 pm

CC0 official translation into French published

CC0 now has an official translation into French. This is the second translation of CC0, and also only the second official translation of any CC legal tool (following CC0 in Dutch, published earlier this year). There are many people who deserve congratulations on this accomplishment. This is often the case for translation projects, but it […]

Posted by on 27 June 2014 | 5:31 pm

Affiliate Project Grants Wrap Up / CC BY-SA One year ago, CC announced the Affiliate Project Grants to support and expand CC’s global network of dedicated experts. With a little help from Google, we were able to increase the capacity of CC’s Affiliates to undertake projects around the world benefiting a more free, open, and innovative internet. We received […]

Posted by on 23 June 2014 | 11:30 am

New job at CC: Director of development

Today, we’re opening up a new job posting, for a director of development. This person will be in charge of raising money to support our work – building and maintaining our relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors. From the job description: Creative Commons is seeking a Director of Development to lead development on behalf […]

Posted by on 20 June 2014 | 11:51 am

OKFestival Keynote Spotlight: Beatriz Busaniche

This guest blog post was written by Katelyn Rogers. It was originally published on the Open Knowledge Festival website. The Open Knowledge Festival team is thrilled to announce that Beatriz Busaniche will be joining us as a keynote speaker in Berlin this year. Beatriz Busaniche is a free software and culture expert and advocate, a […]

Posted by on 19 June 2014 | 3:56 pm

School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news

Since our last comprehensive update, the School of Open has been creating new courses, planning continent-wide launches, conducting research, and making itself over. New Web Space We have a new web space! Previously, communications about our major projects have been scattered throughout the blogosphere and various wiki, Lernanta, and WordPress pages. But today we are […]

Posted by on 17 June 2014 | 11:48 am

Open Policy Network featured in Shareable

Cat Johnson at Shareable wrote an excellent interview with CC’s Timothy Vollmer on the Open Policy Network, and the importance of open policy in general. It seems logical that publicly-funded resources would be made available to the public, but I know this is not always the case. What stands in the way of these resource […]

Posted by on 11 June 2014 | 2:24 pm