In conversation with Jessamyn West, famous librarian

Jessamyn West is a famous librarian, a former Metafilter admin, and a Vermont information technologist with a passion for open knowledge. The post In conversation with Jessamyn West, famous librarian appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 June 2017 | 12:30 pm

Community update: Unsplash branded license and ToS changes

Unsplash, a photo sharing startup, has launched their own branded license and updated their terms to add new restrictions and remove CC0 from their platform. The post Community update: Unsplash branded license and ToS changes appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 June 2017 | 10:54 am

Toward a Better Internet: Building Prosocial Behavior into the Commons

What does it mean to exhibit prosocial behavior? For our purposes, we mean behavior that leads to healthy collaboration and meaningful interactions online. The post Toward a Better Internet: Building Prosocial Behavior into the Commons appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 June 2017 | 1:36 pm

Network Strategy: What’s next

For the first time, the CC movement has completed a comprehensive and collaborative effort to renew and grow its network, finalized at the recent Global Summit in Toronto. The post Network Strategy: What’s next appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 June 2017 | 10:08 am

Is Re-negotiating NAFTA Opening Pandora’s Box?

Without a refocus on user rights, transparency, and meaningful public input, the agreement will become a bonanza for copyright maximalists This week Creative Commons submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding negotiating objectives for the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is the controversial trade … Read More "Is Re-negotiating NAFTA Opening Pandora’s Box?" The post Is Re-negotiating NAFTA Opening Pandora’s Box? appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 14 June 2017 | 3:56 pm

Announcing the Creative Commons Community Activities Fund

Inspired by the Awesome Fund, we are excited to announce the Community Activities Fund as part of our ongoing efforts to support the activities of CC communities and beyond. The post Announcing the Creative Commons Community Activities Fund appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 13 June 2017 | 8:40 am

Contribuye al Fondo de Defensa Legal de Diego Gómez

Hace tres semanas reportamos que Diego Gómez, estudiante Colombiano demandado por compartir por internet un paper académico, ha sido absuelto de los cargos penales en su contra. Pero hace algunos días los abogados del denunciante apelaron a la decisión del juez de primera instancia, lo que implica que luego de varios años de procedimientos judiciales … Read More "Contribuye al Fondo de Defensa Legal de Diego Gómez" The post Contribuye al Fondo de Defensa Legal de Diego Gómez appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 12 June 2017 | 2:02 pm

Contribute to the Diego Gómez Legal Defense Fund

Support Diego by donating today! Three weeks ago we reported that Diego Gómez, the former Colombian student who’s been prosecuted for sharing a research paper online, had been acquitted of criminal charges. But within days of the ruling, the author’s lawyer appealed the decision, meaning that even after several years of unnecessary (and expensive) criminal … Read More "Contribute to the Diego Gómez Legal Defense Fund" The post Contribute to the Diego Gómez Legal Defense Fund appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 12 June 2017 | 2:02 pm

U.S. Department of Education Open Licensing Rule Now in Effect

The U.S. Department of Education’s new open licensing rule has gone into effect. The post U.S. Department of Education Open Licensing Rule Now in Effect appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 6 June 2017 | 11:54 am

Open Licensing and Open Education Licensing Policy

The new book Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science, edited by Rajiv Jhangiani and Robert Biswas-Diener features the work of open advocates around the world, including Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons. The post Open Licensing and Open Education Licensing Policy appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 5 June 2017 | 10:58 am