Digital Rights Organisations Tell NAFTA Negotiators: Move Talks Out of the Shadows

Today Creative Commons and over two dozen civil society and digital rights organisations released a letter raising concerns about the potential impact of the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on access to information, digital rights, and the open internet. The letter was released this week because trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico, … Read More "Digital Rights Organisations Tell NAFTA Negotiators: Move Talks Out of the Shadows" The post Digital Rights Organisations Tell NAFTA Negotiators: Move Talks Out of the Shadows appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 August 2017 | 11:31 am

The staff of music is long, but it bends towards harmony: An interview with the authors of Theft! A History of Music

Meticulously researched and incredibly entertaining, Theft explores 2,000 years of musical history, from Plato’s admonition that “musical innovation is full of danger to the whole state” to the recent “Blurred Lines” case – and everything in between. The post The staff of music is long, but it bends towards harmony: An interview with the authors of Theft! A History of Music appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 August 2017 | 11:16 am

Honoring Our Friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

Today we're announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship to honor his legacy and lasting impact on the open web. The post Honoring Our Friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 11 August 2017 | 9:00 am

Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund

Our friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, an open source developer, a teacher, a Wikipedia contributor, and a renowned free culture advocate. He was also a devoted son and husband, and a great friend to many in the global open knowledge community. We were heartbroken and outraged to learn earlier … Read More "Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund" The post Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 3 August 2017 | 11:46 am

Statement on the death of CC friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil

We are deeply saddened and completely outraged to learn today that our friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil has been executed by the Syrian regime. Bassel was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, an open source software programmer, teacher, Wikipedia contributor, and free culture advocate. He was also a devoted son and husband, and a great friend … Read More "Statement on the death of CC friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil" The post Statement on the death of CC friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 1 August 2017 | 3:34 pm

Announcing the First Round of Grants for the Community Activities Fund

Last month we announced the Community Activities Fund as part of our ongoing efforts to support the activities of CC communities and beyond. Creative Commons is committed to building and fostering a vibrant global commons through the activities and projects they undertake. Our fund was created in response to direct community requests, and we could … Read More "Announcing the First Round of Grants for the Community Activities Fund" The post Announcing the First Round of Grants for the Community Activities Fund appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 1 August 2017 | 11:50 am

Annuncia la traduzione 4.0 della licenza in Italiano!

The CC 4.0 licenses are now translated into Italian The official Italian translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses and CC0 waiver is now available! Led by CC Italy, the translations also benefited from the collaboration with CC Switzerland. The working group was hosted and coordinated by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at … Read More "Annuncia la traduzione 4.0 della licenza in Italiano!" The post Annuncia la traduzione 4.0 della licenza in Italiano! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 31 July 2017 | 12:38 pm

Our Proposal to add CC Symbols to Unicode, Round 2

Last October we submitted an initial proposal to get CC license symbols into Unicode. Since then we’ve gotten some feedback from them, incorporated that into our thinking, and submitted an updated application. Here is the new proposal. (The old one for reference here.) The new proposal presents the CC license icons as graphic symbols. We’ve … Read More "Our Proposal to add CC Symbols to Unicode, Round 2" The post Our Proposal to add CC Symbols to Unicode, Round 2 appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 26 July 2017 | 12:07 pm

We want your story ideas about collaboration in the commons

We need your help! Over the next year, we will be investigating and reporting on 2-3 of the most compelling stories about collaboration in the commons. We want to tell the story of when and why a creator first decides to use CC, the kinds of connections they make online, how they invite and encourage … Read More "We want your story ideas about collaboration in the commons" The post We want your story ideas about collaboration in the commons appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 25 July 2017 | 11:16 am

Join us in Toronto: Creative Commons Global Summit 2018

We are proud to announce that the 2018 CC Summit will be in Toronto, Canada from April 13-15. The post Join us in Toronto: Creative Commons Global Summit 2018 appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 21 July 2017 | 9:42 am