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Meet CC Bangladesh, Our Next Feature for CC Network Fridays!


After introducing the CC Italy Chapter to you in July and the CC Netherlands Chapter in August, we are now traveling to Southeast Asia to introduce the CC Bangladesh Chapter!  The Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) consists of 45 CC Country Chapters spread across the globe. They’re the home for a community of advocates, activists,…

We’re Happy to Introduce Our Newest CC Chapter: CC Austria!

World Feature Image Credit: "World" icon by Guilherme Furtado (BR) via Noun Project.

We are excited to introduce to you the newest addition to the CC Chapter Network: CC Austria! In July, the CC Austria Chapter was founded (via video conference due to COVID-19). The core group of CC Austria members have been dealing with copyright matters in Austria for years; submitting statements on reforms of the Austrian…

Creative Commons Celebrates International Literacy Day

Open Education

Did you know that nearly 800 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills? Supporting the worldwide teaching of these vital skills will help build a more equal society, but the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted education in nearly every country. We, therefore, face even greater inequalities and a more urgent need to deliver quality…

Welcome to the New CC Chapter in Perú!

World Feature Image Credit: "World" icon by Guilherme Furtado (BR) via Noun Project.

On Saturday August 15, 2020 we met online for the first official meeting of the Creative Commons Peru Chapter. The meeting was attended by 26 people and we had a great time!. Physical distancing was not a limitation for the success of this first encounter. On the contrary, the fact that the meeting took place…

Download Shepard Fairey’s Creative Commons Logo Remix

Open Culture

Back in 2010, we had the great pleasure of working with world famous artist/graphic designer Shepard Fairey on a project to re-envision the Creative Commons logo in his signature style. At the time, we released a t-shirt with Fairey’s remix as part of a fundraising campaign and later put it on a CC tote bag…

CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!

Open Education
Openness and Collaboration collage "Openness and Collaboration" by Paul Downey (CC BY 2.0).

Creative Commons is proud to announce six winning project proposals from the inaugural round of the CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund! The CC Open Education Platform is a vibrant, international network of over 1120 open education advocates, educators, librarians, lawmakers, graduate students, and more, spanning 79 countries. This year, CC launched an activities fund…

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

About CC

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…

Meet the Program Committee Making the 2020 CC Global Summit a Reality!

Susanna Ånäs Photo of Susanna Ånäs by Sebastiaan ter Burg (CC BY 2.0) for Faces of the Commons 2019.

At Creative Commons, we value sharing, openness, and gratitude. Over the last few months, we’ve had the privilege of working with a group of global volunteers who embody these values. In order to make the CC Global Summit a reality each year, we enlist the help of dozens of volunteers, many of whom are members…

Introducing Our Google Season of Docs 2020 Participants

Community, Technology
Google Season of Docs 2020 Participants Google Season of Docs 2020 Participants

Code is just one part of open source;  good documentation is essential for both users and contributors in order for open source projects to succeed. We’re excited to announce that Creative Commons is participating for the first time in Google Season of Docs, a program that pairs experienced technical writers with open source projects in…

Why cOAlition S’ Rights Retention Strategy Protects Researchers

2010 PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows talking together Credit: 2010 PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows by PopTech (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Last month, cOAlition S released its Rights Retention Strategy to safeguard researchers’ intellectual ownership rights and suppress unreasonable embargo periods—Creative Commons (CC) keenly supports this initiative.  Modernizing an outdated academic publishing system  Under a traditional publishing model, researchers who want to publish their articles in a journal typically need to assign or exclusively license their…