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Upcoming Open Culture Live Webinar: “Maximizing the Value(s) of Open Access in Cultural Heritage Institutions”

Open Culture post
Four barrels full of cash printed in black, green and red are overflowing. The text in front reads “Maximizing the Value(s) of Open Access in Cultural Heritage Institutions: 28 February 2024 | 2:00 PM UTC”. Barrels of Money” by Victor Dubreuil. 1890s. Brandywine Museum of Art , Public Domain.

On Wednesday, 28 February 2024, at 2:00 pm UTC, CC’s Open Culture Program will be hosting a new webinar in our Open Culture Live series titled “Maximizing the Value(s) of Open Access in Cultural Heritage Institutions.”

CC Supports a new Digital Knowledge Act for Europe

Copyright, Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Science, Policy post
A medieval manuscript representing three richly-clad women in front of a green, hilly landscape with castles in the background. Anonymous, “Prudence, Wisdom and Knowledge”, National Library of the Netherlands, Public Domain Mark. Source: www.europeana.eu/item/9200122/BibliographicResource_1000056088368

Anonymous, “Prudence, Wisdom and Knowledge”, National Library of the Netherlands, Public Domain Mark.  In December last year, the Communia Association for the Public Domain — of which Creative Commons (CC) is a member —  asked the European Commission and European Parliament to consider the development of a Digital Knowledge Act. In this blog post, we…

An Invitation for Creators, Activists, and Stewards of the Open Movement

Licenses & Tools, Policy post
AI Alignment Assembly” by Shannon Hong is used with permission.

Dear Open Movement Creators, Activists, and Stewards,  A key question facing Creative Commons as an organization, and the open movement in general, is how we will respond to the challenge of shaping artificial intelligence (AI) towards the public interest, growing and sustaining a thriving commons of shared knowledge and culture. So much of generative AI…

What does the CC Community Think about Regulating Generative AI?

Policy post
Official art work for the CC Global Summit in 2023 by Eréndira Derbez. Somos El Bien Común" by Eréndira Derbez for Creative Commons, here cropped, licensed via CC BY 4.0.

In the past year, Creative Commons, alongside other members of the Movement for a Better Internet, hosted workshops and sessions at community conferences like MozFest, RightsCon, and Wikimania, to hear from attendees regarding their views on artificial intelligence (AI). In these sessions, community members raised concerns about how AI is utilizing CC-licensed content, and discussions…

Dispatches from Wikimania: Values for Shaping AI Towards a Better Internet

Better Internet, Policy post
Isolated Araneiform Topography Isolated Araneiform Topography, Public Domain Mark. https://flic.kr/p/2prGXV7

Isolated Araneiform Topography, from UAHiRISE Collection on Flickr. Public Domain Mark. AI is deeply connected to networked digital technologies — from the bazillions of works harvested from the internet to train AI to all the ways AI is shaping our online experience, from generative content to recommendation algorithms and simultaneous translation. Creative Commons engaged participants…