Creative Commons licenses on Flickr: many more images, slightly more freedom

Slightly less than a year ago the count of CC-licensed images at Flickr surpassed 100 million. Over 35 million have been added since then. Now is a good time to look at changes over the last four years (for which we have data), in particular changes in the distribution of licenses used. We’ve heard many … Read More “Creative Commons licenses on Flickr: many more images, slightly more freedom”

SSRC awards grant for CC license research

We’re thrilled to announce that the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) has awarded CC with a grant for the project Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape. Thanks to the SSRC, George Cheliotis of CC Singapore and the National University of Singapore and CC will be researching the “global patterns of CC … Read More “SSRC awards grant for CC license research”

Report on the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture

Giorgos Cheliotis has written a report on Free Culture 2008, last mentioned here when the program was announced. Here’s an excerpt describing the final session, A Research and Action Agenda for Free Culture: This was the most important session for the future of research on free culture. The aim of the session was to (a) … Read More “Report on the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture”

Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape

Hopefully, everyone that supports CC also knows that we’re a non-profit organization. As such, we rely on individual, corporate, and foundation support to sustain our operations. This past spring, CC submitted a proposal called Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape to the Social Science Research Center (SSRC). This grant would fund … Read More “Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape”

Singapore proudly celebrates the launch of the localized Creative Commons Licenses

We are delighted to announce the successful localization of the Creative Commons licenses in Singapore, the 47th worldwide to do so. The CC Singapore team, led by Associate Professor Samtani Anil and Assistant Professor Giorgios Cheliotis, has worked under the auspices of the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL) and in collaboration … Read More “Singapore proudly celebrates the launch of the localized Creative Commons Licenses”

Singapore Announces Ported Creative Commons Licenses

San Francisco, CA, USA and Singapore City, Singapore — July 27, 2008 Today Creative Commons Singapore announces the completion of the locally ported Creative Commons licensing suite. In close collaboration with Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL), the Creative Commons team in Singapore, led by Associate Professor Samtani Anil and Assistant Professor … Read More “Singapore Announces Ported Creative Commons Licenses”

The Metrics Project Now Live!

Tim Hwang, Business Development Intern here. Along with Jon Phillips and many others, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and excited to announce today that we’ve officially launched the Creative Commons Metrics Project! Recently, there’s been a growing academic interest in understanding how CC adoption is changing the creative landscape worldwide. Metrics is … Read More “The Metrics Project Now Live!”

Creative Commons Launches Metrics Research Project

San Francisco, CA – July 9, 2008 Today Creative Commons (CC) announced the official launch of the Metrics project, a broad-based open web-based initiative to encourage and collect research efforts on the adoption of CC licenses worldwide. With the launch of the Creative Commons Case Studies project last month, CC expanded the qualitative information available … Read More “Creative Commons Launches Metrics Research Project”

First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture program announced

The program for the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture has been announced: We received 29 submissions for research presentations and each submission was reviewed by at least 3 reviewers, sometimes more! So the total was about 90 reviews written in a rather short amount of time. Of course we’re talking about extended abstracts … Read More “First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture program announced”