Alex Gakuru
Alex Gakuru

Alex is an activist for openness and transparency and consumer empowerment. He discovered that Creative Commons responded well to his content aspirations on the belief that while “content is king” really, “context rules” as dictated by the creators and/or if with consumers’ contribution. His job entails strengthening, widening and deepening Creative Commons’ embrace across Africa.

He serves as Africa Representative- ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, Council Member – Free and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Chair – Broadcasting Content Advisory Council, CCK (converged state regulator), ED- CODE-IP Trust, Kenyan non-profit catalysing enabling environment for local content development and its intellectual property protection. Consultant on ICT solutions, computer programming and digital content development.

Gakuru enjoys creative company; programmers, movie makers, artistes, artists, poets, bloggers, writers and publishers and others, and frequently contributes on technology to various media outlets. He enjoys reading, listening to music and swimming.

Alex's News

CC Search Redesign Beta

Today we’ve released a new CC content search interface on our Labs site for an initial live beta, testing some interface variations, before completely replacing our current search UI. Why are we changing it? Many of you use and love, judging by actual use and tweets about the service. After four years of the … Read More “CC Search Redesign Beta”

CC Press Kit Relaunched

We are pleased to announce a brand new Press Kit page. Based on user requests and feedback, we have completely redesigned it to make it easier for you to find and use specific CC graphics. As before, all graphics are available in various formats for any purpose, including large format transparent PNGs — which work … Read More “CC Press Kit Relaunched”


Creative Commons International is working with Dharmniti Law Office, ChangeFusion Institute, and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) to create Thailand jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons Licenses (CCL) and promote CCL and free culture of copyrighted work in Thai society. More details of the collaboration can be found at Creative Commons Thailand project … Read More “Thailand”

Hong Kong

Prof. Yahong Li, Prof. Alice Lee, and Rebecca MacKinnon, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (University of Hong Kong)


Creative Commons is working with Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) and D&N International to create Vietnam jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses. CC Vietnam List Project Lead: The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Dr. Lynne McNamara, Acting Executive Director Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Country Director Mr. Tu Ngo, IT and Data Manager Legal Project Lead: D&N … Read More “Vietnam”


Khaled Koubaa, Maitre Nafaa Laribi, and Rafik Dammak; Internet Society Tunisia (ISOC-Tunisia)

ccLabs Relaunched

ccLabs has relaunched with a fresh new look, more closely matching It’s now easier to gauge how the license engine prototypes will look and feel in real life. Further updates to these license engines will be coming soon.

CC Joins OpenCourseWare Consortium

Creative Commons recently joined the OpenCourseWare Consortium as an Affiliate Organization. The Consortium is a collaboration of more than 100 higher education institutions and associated organizations who are commited to creating a broad and deep body of open educational content. For more information, visit the Consortium’s site.