Eric Steuer
Eric Steuer

Eric Steuer develops creative projects, partnerships, and events on behalf of Creative Commons. He also directs CC's creative vision, editorial strategy, and communications planning.

Steuer serves on the leadership team of the Open COVID Coalition, an international effort to remove obstacles to intellectual property during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also manages CC's role in the Bassel Khartabil Fellowship, an initiative that provides financial support and guidance to outstanding individuals developing open source projects in their communities under adverse circumstances.

Before joining CC, Steuer was an editor for WIRED, where he also wrote feature stories and led audience development. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Make Magazine, and many other publications. He was the longtime board chair of CASH Music, a nonprofit focused on developing free resources and software for artists and record labels.

Steuer lives in the East Bay area of the great state of California, where he runs, writes, makes podcasts, hangs out with his family, and records music with his friends.

Photo credit: Priscilla C. Scott, CC BY

Eric's News

Creative Commons Receives $5M Grant from Arcadia to Advance Open Access at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Today Creative Commons (CC) announced that it has received a five-year $5 million grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to advance open access in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector. The generous grant will enable CC to develop a robust Open GLAM Program that builds upon the … Read More “Creative Commons Receives $5M Grant from Arcadia to Advance Open Access at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums”

Open Minds Podcast: Coraline Ada Ehmke on Ethical Source

We’ve been getting such great feedback about our new podcast, Open Minds…from Creative Commons. Thank you for listening! On today’s episode, Sarah Pearson, CC’s Senior Counsel, talks to Coraline Ada Ehmke about her work at the intersection of open source and social good. Ehmke is a developer, writer, speaker, musician, and activist. She’s the creator … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Coraline Ada Ehmke on Ethical Source”

Announcing Our New Podcast: “Open Minds … from Creative Commons”

Today we’re excited to launch a new podcast called Open Minds … from Creative Commons. It’s CC’s 20th anniversary this year. And to celebrate, we decided to launch this show, a series of conversations with people working on the issues we’re involved with and excited about. Expect Open Minds to feature folks from the worlds of … Read More “Announcing Our New Podcast: “Open Minds … from Creative Commons””

Creative Commons Is Now Leading the Open COVID Pledge—Here’s What That Means

We’re pleased to announce today that Creative Commons is taking on leadership and stewardship of the Open COVID Pledge. Earlier this year, CC joined forces with an international group of researchers, scientists, academics, and lawyers seeking to accelerate the development of diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, medical equipment, and software solutions that might be used to assist … Read More “Creative Commons Is Now Leading the Open COVID Pledge—Here’s What That Means”

In Memory of Muid Latif

We were incredibly saddened to learn recently that our friend and Creative Commons community member Muid Latif had passed away. Muid was the Project Lead of CC Malaysia and was an extremely talented digital artist and designer who released his work openly. He believed passionately in the ideals of the CC community—openness, access, and collaboration. … Read More “In Memory of Muid Latif”

Grant for the Web’s Call for Proposals Is Open Now

We’ve got great news for content creators and innovators interested in new ways of doing business online. Grant for the Web—the $100 million initiative by Coil, Creative Commons, and Mozilla (previously discussed here) to fund projects that utilize and build upon the Web Monetization standard—has issued its first public call for proposals. The Web Monetization … Read More “Grant for the Web’s Call for Proposals Is Open Now”