Exciting news! The Brin-Wojcicki Foundation is offering Creative Commons a big boost as 2011 wraps up. The Foundation has generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar all donations up to $100,000 now through December 25th.
If you needed another reason to show your support for Creative Commons, take The Brin-Wojcicki challenge and help CC claim the full $100k, while showing your support for openness and sharing on the Internet. Go ahead, donate now!
The Brin-Wojcicki Foundation was started by Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and his spouse, Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of the online genetics firm 23andMe. Anne’s mother Esther Wojcicki is Vice Chair of the Creative Commons Board of Directors and a long-time teacher at Palo Alto High School.Comments Off on Your CC donation will be matched now through Dec 25
At your right is our t-shirt model, Timothy Vollmer, also CC’s Policy Coordinator. He is sporting the limited edition run of the teal “I Love to Share” t-shirt. Do you have one?
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If you don’t, you can give to Creative Commons today, and also show the world you love to share with a donation of $50 or more.
Creative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools, with affiliates all over the world who help ensure our licenses work internationally and raise awareness about our work. Our tools are free and our reach is wide.
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In other news:
Dear CC Community,
The world is experiencing an explosion of openness. From artists inviting creative collaboration to governments around the world requiring publicly funded works be available to everyone, the spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results.
By supporting Creative Commons, you are advocating for openness and sharing on the web.
Recent CC accomplishments include:
- Europeana’s new Data Exchange Agreement which releases the metadata for millions of cultural works into the public domain using CC0;
- Flickr reaching the 200 million mark in CC-licensed photos;
- YouTube adding a CC licensing option;
- The US Department of Labor requiring CC BY for a $2 billion grant program;
- Brazil and New Zealand introducing CC licensing for government-funded works;
- CC releasing The Power of Open, a book showcasing phenomenal use cases of CC licensing. Make a donation and receive a hard copy of The Power of Open.
At the CC Global Summit in Warsaw, CC affiliates and supporters shared their plans and discussed the challenges we face in building the tools and support needed for an open future.
Creative Commons relies on donations to build and constantly improve the technical and legal tools that enable openness to flourish. The future for openness is bright. Please join us!
p.s. Donate now to receive your limited-edition “I Love to Share” t-shirt!Comments Off on A personal appeal from CC CEO Cathy Casserly
Today marks the official launch of the 2011 Creative Commons Annual Campaign! Please join us in powering the future of openness!
This year, we are offering a limited teal edition of the CC “I love to share” t-shirt to everyone who donates $50 or more (until supplies run out). For those who donate $300 or more, in addition to the t-shirt, we are offering beautiful hard copy editions of The Power of Open, stories of creators sharing knowledge, art, and data using Creative Commons.
The world is experiencing an explosion of openness. From artists inviting creative collaboration to governments around the world requiring publicly funded works be available to everyone, the spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results. We post about these results frequently; subscribe to the CC newsletter for a distilled monthly rundown.
Creative Commons relies on donations to build and constantly improve the technical and legal tools that enable openness to flourish. The future of openness is bright, but ensuring that future requires urgent and sustained effort. CC is continuing to improve the usefulness of our licenses and helping even more artists, institutions and governments share their works. We are reaching a critical mass and need your support now more than ever.
What you can do to help
Help us share the power of open! Spread the word in the following ways:
- Add a widget or button to your blog or website from https://creativecommons.net/spread
- Tell your friends and family about the campaign! Tweet this post. Reblog it under CC BY.
- Add a link to the campaign in your email signature: “Please donate to the CC Annual Campaign, going on now! https://creativecommons.net/donate”
- Retweet us throughout the campaign! http://twitter.com/creativecommons
We’re a nonprofit organization that is very happy to provide our tools and services for free, and we want to remain that way! Learn more: “Why does Creative Commons run an annual fundraising campaign? What is the money used for and where does it go?”Comments Off on You are the Power of Open: 2011 Creative Commons Annual Campaign