Claudio Ruiz
Claudio Ruiz

Claudio works to shift CC to a more open, global, and inclusive organization led by its community. He believes in the importance of openness, communities, and policy to create better digital ecosystems.

Claudio has experience in free software licensing, as well as advocating for fundamental digital rights and freedom of expression. After serving as executive director for more than eight years, he is on the board of Derechos Digitales, a nonprofit organization that works to promote, defend, and develop digital rights and civil liberties in Latin America. Claudio used to host a radio show in Santiago, Chile, where he also lives with his dog, Flora. He loves indie rock, coffee, and morning bike rides. Claudio speaks Spanish and English.

Photo credit: Priscilla C. Scott, CC BY

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Bust of Nefertiti

Reproductions of Public Domain Works Should Remain in the Public Domain

It has come to the attention of Creative Commons that there is an increased use of CC licenses by cultural heritage institutions on photographic reproductions and 3D scans of objects such as sculptures, busts, engravings, and inscriptions, among others, that are indisputably in the public domain worldwide. A recent example is the 3000-year-old Nefertiti bust … Read More “Reproductions of Public Domain Works Should Remain in the Public Domain”