For more than a decade, Creative Commons has developed and stewarded legal tools that give creators the opportunity to share their work on open terms.
As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for CC, Diane directs the organization’s legal strategy, affairs and projects, and oversees CC’s legal staff. She coordinates legal programs and activities that harness CC’s diverse and complex international network of affiliate institutions. She also leads development of CC’s licenses and legal tools, including the CC0 public domain dedication (2009), the Public Domain Mark (2010), Version 3.0 ports and, most recently, Version 4.0 of the CC license suite (2013).
Diane is a founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center. Prior to joining CC, she served as general counsel for Open Source Development Labs (now, the Linux Foundation), and was legal counsel to Mozilla. In 2014, the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California awarded her its Intellectual Property Vanguard Award for public policy. She is based in Portland, Oregon.
Yesterday we asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York for permission to file an amicus brief in litigation involving the operation of our BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
After more than two years of dedicated effort by an extraordinary group of CC francophone community members from more than 8 countries around the globe, we are delighted to publish the official translations of our 4.0 licenses in French.
Earlier this week, Judge Hurley issued an order denying our motion for leave to file an amicus brief at this stage in the litigation between Great Minds and FedEx Office.
Via a milestone translation effort, we are happy to announce the official translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 licenses into Arabic. The Croatian translation is also notable and expected to have significant impact.
In keeping with this year’s Open Access theme “Open in Action,” Creative Commons and Authors Alliance are pleased to announce a new tool that empowers authors to learn about whether and when they can terminate licensing arrangements they have made with publishers that prevent them from sharing their works openly.
Creative Commons has requested permission to file an amicus brief in litigation between Great Minds and FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc. At the center of the litigation is the proper interpretation of the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license, known as BY-NC-SA.