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Copyright Filtering Mechanisms Don’t (and can’t) Respect Fair Use

During Fair Use Week organizations and individuals are publishing blog posts, hosting workshops, and sharing educational resources about the implementation and importance of this essential limitation to the rights endowed by copyright. Fair use (and in other countries, the related “fair dealing”) is a flexible legal tool that permits some uses of copyrighted material without … Read More “Copyright Filtering Mechanisms Don’t (and can’t) Respect Fair Use”

European Space Agency announces new Open Access Policy for Images and Data

Yesterday, the European Space Agency announced an Open Access policy for images and data under a Creative Commons BY-SA license. ESA has made various moves toward making data and images more open in the past, but this announcement is a major milestone for the organization’s commitment to openness. Previously, ESA released individual images under Creative … Read More “European Space Agency announces new Open Access Policy for Images and Data”

Announcing CC’s new board chair, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, and newest board member, Ruth Okediji

I am thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members of the Creative Commons Board of Directors: Molly Shaffer Van Houweling and Ruth Okediji. In addition, the board has selected Molly Shaffer Van Houweling to serve as Board Chair. Molly is a brilliant and accomplished legal academic with an extensive history with Creative Commons … Read More “Announcing CC’s new board chair, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, and newest board member, Ruth Okediji”