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Join us for ‘Disruption: Creator Edition’ — An Event Exploring Generative AI’s Impact on Creators

An AI generated image of a group of individual faceless humans in all different colors walking on the lunar surface in three dimensions “Humans walking together” by Anna Tumadóttir for Creative Commons was generated by Dall-E with the text prompt “a group of individual faceless humans in all different colors walking on the lunar surface in three dimensions.” CC dedicates any rights it holds to the image to the public domain via CC0.

Join us on 14 June at ‘Disruption: Creator Edition’ as we explore the profound influence of generative AI on creativity across multiple industries. Register now >> CC has long focused on the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) can build on, contribute to, and exploit the commons and impact sharing of knowledge and creativity. The rapid…

A look at CC’s Open Culture Roundtable in Lisbon

Open Culture

As part of our Open Culture Program, we at Creative Commons (CC) are exploring avenues to build momentum towards a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Culture. On 11 May, 2023, we hosted our first in-person Open Culture event, in Lisbon, Portugal. In this blog post, we look back at the day’s highlights and map out next…

CC Celebrates International Museum Day 2023 — Museums, Sustainability and Well-being

Open Culture
Animated leaves, grass, a rabbit and windmills in the background. International Museum Day 2023 Poster, International Council of Museums

It’s International Museum Day today, and at Creative Commons (CC), we are thrilled to celebrate museums under this year’s theme of Museums, Sustainability and Well-being.  Museums play an important role in sustainable development — they are in fact instrumental in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and in supporting the well-being of…

Knowledge & Cultural Institutions Defend Net Neutrality in EU

Copyright Reform
A photo of The EU Flag overlayed on top of statues of Castor and Pollux

"The EU Flag and Castor and Pollux" by waldopics is licensed under CC BY 2.0 .

Earlier this year, the European Commission started a new consultation on “The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure.” On the one hand, it’s good that policymakers are examining how to expand broadband access and ensure the capacity of networks continues to expand and support helpful innovation. On the other hand, the consultation…

CC Supports Trans Rights

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The transgender pride flag: horizontal stripes of light blue on top, pink, white in the center, pink and light blue again on the bottom.

At Creative Commons, we vehemently condemn the extensive violations of trans rights that are occurring across the world, and the current climate of fear and violence directed at trans individuals. We stand firmly against any and all forms of transphobia, including but not limited to bigotry, violence or persecution based on gender identity, and we…

Elevating Emerging Audiences: Share Your Experience

Better Internet

Calling all AI developers, NFT creators, and entrepreneurs As our world faces increasingly complex and interconnected challenges, it becomes clear that innovation and collaboration are essential to finding viable solutions. Creative Commons is proud of the thousands who make our global community. And this year, we’re expanding. We’re endeavoring to connect with groups who we’ve…

State of the Commons 2022

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Detail of the cover of the Creative Commons State of the Commons 2022 in black text on a yellow background over details from three illustrations with text: THE MORE WE SHARE, OPEN IS BEAUTIFUL, and OPEN PALMS, NOT CLUTCHING FISTS. CC State of the Commons 2022 Cover Detail” © 2023 by Creative Commons is licensed via CC BY 4.0.

We are pleased to present the 2022 Creative Commons State of the Commons annual report. This report highlights key innovations, achievements, collaborations, conversations, and partnerships from CC and our global community over the past year. In 2022 we were incredibly proud to mark twenty years of CC licensing and all the groundbreaking collaboration it has…