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Lewis Hyde, author of Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership

Poet and scholar Lewis Hyde has been writing about the commons for over thirty years. His first book, The Gift (1983), is regarded as the modern classic on Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World–the 25th anniversary edition’s subtitle. His new book, Common as Air, directly addresses the cultural commons, and could hardly be … Read More “Lewis Hyde, author of Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership”

The British Library asks researchers and educators – Is copyright a help or a hindrance?

The British Library has published a new report, Driving UK Research – Is copyright a help or a hindrance? (pdf). Sourced directly from 13 active researchers and educators, the report reflects the hindrances that copyright as currently structured pose to their daily work, and a consensus on the need for reform. The report also features … Read More “The British Library asks researchers and educators – Is copyright a help or a hindrance?”

The British Library asks researchers and educators – Is copyright a help or a hindrance?

The British Library has published a new report, Driving UK Research – Is copyright a help or a hindrance? (pdf). Sourced directly from 13 active researchers and educators, the report reflects the hindrances that copyright as currently structured pose to their daily work, and a consensus on the need for reform. The report also features … Read More “The British Library asks researchers and educators – Is copyright a help or a hindrance?”

CERN supports Creative Commons

Creative Commons is deeply honored to announce CERN corporate support at the “creator level”. CERN is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions–home of the Large Hadron Collider and birthplace of the web. This donation comes on the occasion of the publication under Creative Commons licenses of the first results of LHC experiments. Dr. Salvatore … Read More “CERN supports Creative Commons”

Peer 2 Peer University's Philipp Schmidt on paying for (CC) infrastructure

Peer 2 Peer University co-founder and director Philipp Schmidt (see our posts on P2PU, a cutting-edge open education project) has written an excellent post on his Sharing Nicely blog about supporting our Catalyst Campaign: Today Creative Commons launches their catalyst campaign – brother to the recently announced catalyst grant programme. I like how they connect … Read More “Peer 2 Peer University's Philipp Schmidt on paying for (CC) infrastructure”

New Dutch government portal uses CC0 public domain waiver as default copyright status

The Netherlands government has launched Rijksoverheid.nl, a new website that all Dutch ministries will migrate to (English; other links in this post are Dutch). Creative Commons Netherlands notes that the site’s copyright policy signals a seriousness about open sharing of public sector information — its default is to remove all copyright restrictions with the CC0 … Read More “New Dutch government portal uses CC0 public domain waiver as default copyright status”