Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community

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 Alessandro Sarretta from the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), part of the Italian National Research Council. 2016 … Read More "Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community" The post Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 2:07 pm

How fast is your internet? How MLab uses CC0 data for the public interest

Though internet as infrastructure may have seemed radical only a short while ago, many technologists are now taking a different tack: as a vital part of modern life, access to reliable internet is essential to the development of a just and equitable society. Built in response to proprietary measurement datasets, M Lab has assembled the … Read More "How fast is your internet? How MLab uses CC0 data for the public interest" The post How fast is your internet? How MLab uses CC0 data for the public interest appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 3:46 pm

FRANCOCAR: An Awesome Fund Project in West Africa

The Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of mini-grants intended to support our global communities, supported FRANCOCAR this year. FRANCOCAR is a range of events and activities in West Africa (Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Senegal) to promote open source software, digitization, and Creative Commons licenses. Follow #francocar if you want to stay in … Read More "FRANCOCAR: An Awesome Fund Project in West Africa" The post FRANCOCAR: An Awesome Fund Project in West Africa appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | 1:45 pm

Making Creative Commons Licensing Work In Indonesia

Below is an update from Creative Commons Indonesia, who recently worked with their national copyright office on proposed changes to law that will secure the ability of creators to use CC and other open licenses there. In late 2014, Indonesia amended its copyright law to add several new provisions, including changes having to do with … Read More "Making Creative Commons Licensing Work In Indonesia" The post Making Creative Commons Licensing Work In Indonesia appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 28 November 2016 | 11:48 am

Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning

Last week in Geneva, Creative Commons participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) bi-annual meeting of its committee on copyright and related rights. CC has had “observer status” at WIPO since 2011, which means that it can attend the proceedings and at times offer written or oral feedback on activities of the committees. WIPO’s … Read More "Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning" The post Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 24 November 2016 | 3:00 am

Step outside of the status quo with Maya Zankoul: A Lebanese illustrator discusses her connection to the commons

Popular Lebanese illustrator, webcomic author, and blogger Maya Zankoul spreads the message of the commons through her art, her design studio, and her video company wezank. The post Step outside of the status quo with Maya Zankoul: A Lebanese illustrator discusses her connection to the commons appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | 1:36 pm

Introducing CC Panama!

It’s been a long journey for CC Panama! As our newest official global community member, they have been growing their organization since 2014 and have emerged as a leading voice in the Central American knowledge commons. Their work spans many of the Creative Commons program areas, including open education, arts and culture, and advocacy. The … Read More "Introducing CC Panama!" The post Introducing CC Panama! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 3:15 pm

CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training

This post from Aris Maro of CC Tanzania outlines their work in support of the Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of small grants designed to help commoners work on projects that make their communities stronger. Thank you to CC Tanzania for their advocacy work in providing valuable information as representatives of Creative Commons ideals. … Read More "CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training" The post CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 21 November 2016 | 5:26 pm

Open Education and Open Government in Chile

Presentation of Chile’s updated Open Government Action Plan by Werner Westermann, CC BY. Werner Westermann is a fellow from our first Institute for Open Leadership, held in San Francisco in January 2015. He works at Library of the National Congress of Chile, and is involved in open education projects and advocacy in Chile and internationally. … Read More "Open Education and Open Government in Chile" The post Open Education and Open Government in Chile appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 November 2016 | 11:00 pm

Announcing the official Polish translation of the CC 4.0 License

For a summary of the changes to the 4.0 license in Polish, please see this post. We are thrilled to announce our official translation of 4.0 into Polish. The translation process was time-consuming (Polish is a tricky language, believe us), but now all Polish speakers can benefit from the 4.0 licenses in their national language. … Read More "Announcing the official Polish translation of the CC 4.0 License" The post Announcing the official Polish translation of the CC 4.0 License appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 November 2016 | 4:00 am