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On Saturday, we toasted to 10 years of the Creative Commons licenses, which has enabled the sharing and reuse of roughly half a billion creative, educational, and scientific works.
Larry Lessig and guest toast CC10 / DTKindler Photo / CC BY
Many others joined in to celebrate at events around the world, and are still celebrating through December 16 (the actual birthday of the CC license suite). You can see all of the pictures from these events at the CC10 Flickr pool.
With 350 people registered for the event, the celebration in San Francisco spanned three floors of the SF Planning and Urban Research Association downtown. Each floor featured different CC projects, including a video installation by the Global Lives project (consisting of ten videos – each following one person for 24 hours) and Dublab’s custom cc10 remix of CC licensed music and multimedia.
We’re about to DJ / VJ at the Creative Commons 10th birthday party in San Francisco. Exciting! #CC10 + dublab.com/cc10
— dublab (@dublab) December 9, 2012
In addition, the food and drink was CC themed, starting with the CC cupcakes on the ground floor and ending with signature CC cocktails in the Remix Lounge on the top floor.
Longtime CC musician Colin Mutchler, one of CC’s original success stories, introduced Creative Commons co-founder Larry Lessig, who gave an unscripted speech expressing his appreciation for the past 10 years, followed by CC CEO Cathy Casserly who expressed excitement for the next ten. Cathy, Larry, and all other CC Board members were present for the festivities.
Congrats on 10 years, @creativecommons! Where would #openscience be without CC? creativecommons.net/donate/ by @lessig: twitter.com/lessig/status/… #cc10
— Open Science Fedn (@openscience) December 9, 2012
Creative Commons continues to make a difference in all sectors of society. Please join in celebrating our 10th anniversary, and consider donating to help us celebrate many more years to come!
Posted 11 December 2012
Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco / tvol / CC BY