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Episode 31: Open Culture VOICES – Buhle Mbambo-Thata

  Welcome to episode 31 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 31: Open Culture VOICES – Buhle Mbambo-Thata”

Episode 32: Open Culture VOICES – Martine Denoyelle

  Welcome to episode 32 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 32: Open Culture VOICES – Martine Denoyelle”

Virtual Workshop Recap: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage

Background to the workshop At the start of April 2022, Creative Commons released a policy paper called “Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform” developed by members of the Creative Commons (CC) Copyright Platform and CC friends from around the world, which addresses the key high-level policy issues affecting access … Read More “Virtual Workshop Recap: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage”

CC at SCCR 42 — A Look Back at the WIPO Copyright Meeting

From 9 to 13 May 2022, Creative Commons (CC) participated in the 42nd session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. In this blog post, we look back on the highlights of the SCCR/42 week. Super happy to represent ⁦@creativecommons⁩ at ⁦@WIPO⁩ #SCCR42 #copyright … Read More “CC at SCCR 42 — A Look Back at the WIPO Copyright Meeting”

Episode 29: Open Culture VOICES – Philippe Rivière

  Welcome to episode 29 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 29: Open Culture VOICES – Philippe Rivière”

Creative Commons condemns rejection of Wikimedia chapters as observers at WIPO SCCR

Yesterday, China blocked the ad-hoc accreditation of the Wikimedia chapters of France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, and Switzerland as official observers to the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Previously, China rejected the Wikimedia Foundation’s application for observer status to this UN agency. The WIPO SCCR … Read More “Creative Commons condemns rejection of Wikimedia chapters as observers at WIPO SCCR”

Episode 28: Open Culture VOICES – Mariana Ziku

  Welcome to episode 28 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 28: Open Culture VOICES – Mariana Ziku”

Episode 27: Open Culture VOICES – Simon Tanner

  Welcome to episode 27 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 27: Open Culture VOICES – Simon Tanner”

Eight case studies show opportunities, challenges, and needs of low-capacity and non-Western cultural heritage institutions

In October 2021, Creative Commons launched a call for case studies on open access in cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), from low-capacity, non-Western institutions, or representing marginalized,underrepresented communities from various parts of the world. The aim of the open call was to help generate a more global, inclusive, and equitable … Read More “Eight case studies show opportunities, challenges, and needs of low-capacity and non-Western cultural heritage institutions”