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Vote for CC at SXSW!

Elliot Harmon, September 4th, 2013

Are you planning to go to South by Southwest next year? CC has two pending sessions at SXSW Interactive and one at SXSWedu.

If you’d like to see these sessions happen next year, then please cast your vote. Voting ends this week, so please show your support now!

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How Creative Commons Is Changing Artists’ Careers

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One Response to “Vote for CC at SXSW!”

  1. I can’t figure out how to vote for these, so I just wanted to let you know that I think all three are important… Not much help I guess.