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CC Global Summit Announcement

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Creative Commons is excited to announce plans to return to an in-person format for the next CC Global Summit, due to take place in September/October 2023. Since 2006, the CC Global Summit has brought together thousands of CC community members, activists, creators, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, and technologists from around the world to discuss, collaborate,…

Creative Commons 2021 State of the Commons Annual Report

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We are pleased to present the 2021 Creative Commons State of the Commons Annual Report. This report showcases last year’s 20th Anniversary activities and also highlights important innovations, achievements, collaborations, conversations, and partnerships.   Last year, our anniversary was visually branded with a sunflower. This image represented CC’s commitment to BETTER SHARING of knowledge and culture…

CC publishes policy paper titled Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform

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A white CC logo followed by text saying Title image for the CC Open Culture publication "Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform" based on "The Pink Cloud" (1896) by Henri-Edmond Cross at the Cleveland Museum of Art is in the public domain via CC0.

  Over the past few months, members of the Creative Commons (CC) Copyright Platform along with CC friends from around the world have worked together to develop a policy paper addressing the key high-level policy issues affecting access and sharing of cultural heritage, notably by galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). In this blog post,…

Congratulations and Farewell

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I’d like to share with our community a congratulation and a heartfelt farewell to staff in the Creative Commons legal team. First, CC is excited to announce that longtime CC staffer, Kat Walsh, has been promoted to CC General Counsel. Kat was on the CC legal team from 2012-2015 during the drafting and initial publication…

CC Welcomes Adoption of AIDA


CC welcomes the adoption of this comprehensive report by the AIDA special committee with strong, cross-party support.  On Tuesday, the European Parliament’s (EU) Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted its final recommendations for a Roadmap, laying the groundwork through 2030. This Roadmap concludes that artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous technological…

CC Opposes Mandatory Copyright Filters, as Well as Using CC to Justify Them


Last Friday, United States (US) senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the “Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies (SMART) Copyright Act of 2022.” Their bill proposes to have the US Copyright Office mandate that all websites accepting user-uploaded material implement technologies to automatically filter that content. We’ve long believed that these kinds…

Creative Commons CEO Honored as RSE Fellow


Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler OBE has been elected to the Fellowship of Scotland’s national academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The Fellowship is made up of the greatest thinkers, researchers, and practitioners working in or with Scotland today. Catherine has been an international champion for openness as a legislator and practitioner for more…