Eric Steuer

Eric Steuer

Eric Steuer
Creative Director
Eric produces creative projects and events with partners working to advance a culture free of restrictive copyright. He also directs CC's creative vision, editorial strategy, and communications planning.
Eric Steuer

Eric produces creative projects and events with partners working to advance a culture free of restrictive copyright. He also directs CC's creative vision, editorial strategy, and communications planning.

He serves on the leadership team of the Open COVID Coalition (an international effort to remove obstacles to intellectual property during the COVID-19 pandemic), and manage 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, Eric was an editor for WIRED, where he also wrote feature stories and led audience development. He was the longtime board chair of CASH Music, a nonprofit focused on developing free resources and software for artists and record labels.

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

Photo credit: Priscilla C. Scott, CC BY

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The Unicode Standard Now Includes CC License Symbols

Last week, the Unicode Consortium released the latest version of the Unicode Standard—the universal character coding system used in computer processing (which includes the international emoji portfolio 😎). We’re thrilled to announce that Creative Commons (CC) license symbols were included in this new release. The latest Unicode Standard adds 5,930 characters, including 4 new scripts, … Read More “The Unicode Standard Now Includes CC License Symbols”

Save the Date: Public Domain Day 2020 Is Happening in January in Washington, D.C.

Creative Commons is thrilled to announce that the second Public Domain Day celebration is happening on January 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. We’re working with our friends at the Internet Archive, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law, Creative Commons USA, the Institute for Intellectual Property & … Read More “Save the Date: Public Domain Day 2020 Is Happening in January in Washington, D.C.”

The Pangolin Reports: CC Journalism About the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

Earlier this year, we met Patrick Böhler, a journalist and executive editor of SWI swissinfo.ch, the international news service of Switzerland’s public broadcaster. In our conversation, we discussed the ways that various media companies and journalistic projects have used Creative Commons licensing to increase public access to their stories. We were excited when Patrick circled … Read More “The Pangolin Reports: CC Journalism About the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal”

Grant for the Web, a $100m Plan to Spur New Business Models for Online Creators

Good news for people and groups working on ways to empower creators: Today, Coil announced Grant for the Web, a new $100 million fund to benefit creators and promote innovation in web monetization. Grant for the Web is funded and led by Coil, in collaboration with Creative Commons and Mozilla. The fund hopes to address … Read More “Grant for the Web, a $100m Plan to Spur New Business Models for Online Creators”

Announcing an Open Call for Proposals: The Bassel Khartabil Fellowship

Today the Fabricatorz Foundation announced an open call for applicants for the Bassel Khartabil Fellowship.  The Fellowship supports outstanding individuals developing free culture projects in their communities under adverse circumstances, honoring the legacy of beloved artist, open source technology innovator, free culture advocate Bassel Khartabil. Bassel was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, the cofounder of … Read More “Announcing an Open Call for Proposals: The Bassel Khartabil Fellowship”

SELF Magazine and the AAP Promote Vaccine Awareness Through CC-Licensed Images

Today, SELF magazine released a collection of new CC-licensed photos created to increase awareness about vaccines and promote accurate information about immunizations. The project, developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, includes several dozen high-quality images made by photographer Heather Hazzan. These photos are available to the public as a free alternative to … Read More “SELF Magazine and the AAP Promote Vaccine Awareness Through CC-Licensed Images”