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Do not feed the trolls

Licenses & Tools

Recently, there has been an increase in threatened and actual lawsuits involving CC licensed works, and in some cases, license enforcement has even become a business model. We have now learned that even long-time friend and contributor to Creative Commons, Cory Doctorow, has been targeted. Put simply, “license-enforcement-as-business model” is a perversion of the founding…

Open Minds Podcast: Brigitte Vézina of Creative Commons

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Hello Creative Commoners, we are back with another episode of Open Minds… from Creative Commons. This month at Creative Commons, we are celebrating better sharing of Open Culture! In this episode, Brigitte Vézina, CC’s Director of Policy, Open Culture, and GLAM, shares everything you need to know about the Creative Commons Open Culture / Open…

Better Internet Series: Access to Information and Knowledge

Better Internet

See our article introducing this series. This article is part of a series of five articles detailing breakout sessions from the 2021 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit related to imagining a Better Internet. Throughout 2021, community partners interested in building a “better internet” have been coming together for conversations. Some partners joined as an opportunity…

Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Events, Open Journalism

Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information…

SOPA Plus 10, reflections and continued work

Better Internet

On January 18, 2012, the web went dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), two bills introduced into the United States House and Senate in the last quarter of 2011. Why are we talking about this day ten years later? The fight for a global internet,…

Digital Services Act: Is the EU legislative train on the right track?


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On December 14, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament adopted its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal, under the leadership of IMCO DSA Rapporteur MEP Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark). What is the Digital Services Act? The Digital Services Act aims to update the current EU legal framework…