Institute for Open Leadership 2: Apply now

Cape Town by Kemal Kestelli on Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0. Earlier this year, Creative Commons and the Open Policy Network hosted the first Institute for Open Leadership (IOL). The IOL is a training and support program to empower new leaders interested in crafting and implementing an open licensing policy within their discipline. We had a […]

Posted by on 28 September 2015 | 12:10 pm

Creative Commons awarded $450,000 from the Arcadia Fund to support open access publishing for authors

Creative Commons is pleased to announce a grant award in the amount of $450,000 over 3 years from the Arcadia Fund, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Since its inception in 2001, Arcadia has awarded grants in excess of $331 million. Arcadia works to protect endangered culture and nature. Creative Commons will […]

Posted by on 25 September 2015 | 1:17 pm

European migrant crisis: Czech teachers create and share resources

This is a guest post by Jan Gondol. Pencil by Mari Pi, Public Domain. In the midst of the European migrant crisis, the Czech Republic is showing the power of open educational resources (OER). EDUin, a non-profit organization based in Prague worked with the Czech organization of civic education teachers to address the current migrant […]

Posted by on 24 September 2015 | 1:01 pm

Open Licensing Policy Toolkit (DRAFT)

Files. By Pieter J. Smits, CC BY 3.0 Creative Commons believes that public and foundation funded resources should be openly licensed by default. We have written extensively about the importance of open licensing policies in government, foundations, and have built the Open Policy Network and the Institute for Open Leadership with our open policy partners […]

Posted by on 22 September 2015 | 11:44 pm

Congrats to EFF and the dancing baby

  There are plenty of examples to depict our broken copyright system, but the “dancing baby” case is one of the most notorious. That’s the one where Universal Music used the DMCA to take down a 29-second YouTube video of an adorable baby dancing to “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. Putting aside the legal questions, […]

Posted by on 18 September 2015 | 4:13 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education highlights Schools using OER to #GoOpen

Williamsfield video by U.S. Department of Education is licensed CC BY I’m pleased to announce two important updates from the U.S. Department of Education! #1: Williamsfield Community Unified School District embraces OER Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Williamsfield Community Unified School District in Illinois to highlight the progress the rural school district […]

Posted by on 15 September 2015 | 6:12 pm

CC Global Summit Program Schedule

We’re happy to present the draft program schedule for the 2015 Creative Commons Global Summit in Seoul. In addition to the keynotes, the program contains a diverse selection of sessions ranging from open business models, 3D printing and design, open education, CC technology, copyright reform advocacy, open access, and community cooperation. The summit includes Creative […]

Posted by on 10 September 2015 | 7:20 pm

Our Kickstarter was a huge success, thanks to all of you!

We are thrilled to announce that 1,687 people backed our Kickstarter campaign, which successfully raised $65,420 – over 130% of our funding goal. We’re told by Kickstarter that Creative Commons is now among the top 5% of publishing projects in the history of the crowdfunding platform. All thanks to you, our supporters! What’s next?! Email […]

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 9:48 am

CC Global Summit Logo Winner

    Congratulations to Naresh Agrawal, the winner of the Creative Commons Global Summit logo competition. Naresh said, “I found the work of your organization inspiring and thought that it would be great to be a part of your journey.” We received nearly 50 logo submissions. Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest, […]

Posted by on 18 August 2015 | 11:08 am

Next round of CC Global Summit keynotes

Two weeks ago we announced the initial set of speakers for the Creative Commons Global Summit. Today we’re happy to share two additional keynotes for our event: Soh-Yeong Roh and Kilnam Chon. The summit will take place in Seoul, South Korea from 14-17 October. Be sure to register for the summit–early bird registration ends 23 August! Soh-Yeong […]

Posted by on 11 August 2015 | 11:26 am