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OER Commons

Francesca Rodriquez, March 15th, 2007

OER Commons provides open educational resources for teaching and learning that are freely available on-line for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. OER Commons uses Web 2.0 features such as tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking in order to create an on-line experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices. OER Commons is a project of ISKME, and it encourages users to use any Creative Commons license except No Derivatives.

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CC Labs

Eric Steuer, December 7th, 2006

CC Labs is where we demo our new technology projects. Our current innovations are a “Freedoms” license generator, a simplified DHTML licensing engine, and experimental metadata.

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CC Joins OpenCourseWare Consortium

Alex Roberts, December 6th, 2006

Creative Commons recently joined the OpenCourseWare Consortium as an Affiliate Organization. The Consortium is a collaboration of more than 100 higher education institutions and associated organizations who are commited to creating a broad and deep body of open educational content. For more information, visit the Consortium’s site.

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Christopher Willits Remix Contest

Alex Roberts, December 5th, 2006

Creative Commons, XLR8R magazine, and Ghostly International are hosting the Christopher Willits “Colors Shifting” Remix Contest on ccMixter. The winning remix will be featured on an XLR8R Incite CD compilation, which will be included with a future issue of XLR8R magazine. The contest ends on December 27, 2006 — visit the contest site for more information!

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Vieux Farka Touré Remix Contest

Eric Steuer, December 5th, 2006

The Vieux Farka Touré Remix Contest is taking place now at ccMixter. The winning remix will be included on Modiba Productions’ upcoming Vieux Remixed CD.

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Revver & CC’s Viral Video Fundraising Campaign

Alex Roberts, November 28th, 2006

We’ve launched a new fundraising model and are raising money through online video sharing. We’ve uploaded several short videos to Revver, a video-sharing platform that uses Creative Commons licenses to help creators make money from their work. So, watch our videos (including our latest clip — “Wanna Work Together?”), check out the ads at the end, and help Creative Commons get paid!

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CC Swag Photo Contest on Flickr

Alex Roberts, November 28th, 2006

Use your photographic skills to show your support for Creative Commons! Take a cool, creative picture of your favorite CC swag (t-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc. — all available from the Support the Commons store) and upload it to your Flickr account. Two winners will have their photos used on Creative Commons’ informational postcards, which will be distributed internationally to promote CC and the winning photographers. Winners will receive 100 copies of the postcard with their photo. The winners will also be able to choose a Creative Commons board member to record a personalized outgoing voicemail announcement — that’s right, your friends can be greeted by Lawrence Lessig every time they call you!

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Alex Roberts, November 28th, 2006

GiftTrap is a fun new board game based on predicting what gifts other players might like. It uses more than 600 cards that feature user-submitted photos of gifts – many of these images are Creative Commons-licensed and shot by Flickr photographers. The company behind GiftTrap has recently announced the GiftTRAP Experience, a contest where people can participate by suggesting gifts for future editions of the game, sumitting their own photos of gifts, and offering suggestions for new games that use GiftTrap’s cards. You can print out a CC-licensed sample version of the game and learn more about the contest at GiftTrap’s Web site.

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Alex Roberts, November 28th, 2006

BloodSpell is a feature-length machinima movie written and directed by Hugh Hancock and produced by Strange Company. The fantasy film uses the game engine behind the popular RPG Neverwinter Nights and is currently being released in serial form, with short episodes hitting the Web every two weeks. BloodSpell is licensed under CC’s Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, so that people can share it and use it to create fan fiction, remixes, and other derivative works.

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Cursive’s “Bad Sects” Remix Contest

Alex Roberts, November 28th, 2006

Omaha indie rock band Cursive is hosting the “Bad Sects” Remix Contest. Visit the contest site to download the CC-licensed audio stems for the song “Bad Sects” (from the group’s new album, Happy Hollow. Then use those tracks, along with your own music, to create a remix. Submit your best work to the band’s label, Saddle Creek, for a chance to have your remix used as the b-side of an upcoming Cursive single.

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