Formerly the Executive Director of Creative Commons and a fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, Molly Van Houweling is Associate Dean (J.D. Curriculum and Teaching) and Co-Director at Berkeley Center for Law & Technology where she also holds the title of Harold C. Hohbach Distinguished Professor of Patent Law and Intellectual Property. Van Houweling graduated in June 1998 from Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Following graduation, Ms. Van Houweling was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and one of the first staff members at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She then served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin, of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court.
Van Houweling’s recent publications include “Author Autonomy and Atomism in Copyright Law” in the Virginia Law Review (2010); “The New Servitudes,” in the Georgetown Law Journal; “Distributive Values in Copyright” in the Texas Law Review (2005); and “Cultural Environmentalism and the Constructed Commons,” in Law and Contemporary Problems (2007).
On behalf of the entire Creative Commons Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of the Board: Glenn Otis Brown, Angela Oduor Lungati, and Jeni Tennison. Glenn is one of CC’s original architects: he was our Executive Director from 2002-2005, and then served on the Board from 2009-2012. … Read More “Creative Commons Announces New Board Members: Angela Oduor Lungati, Glenn Otis Brown & Jeni Tennison”
It’s customary at Creative Commons for the Board of Directors to pause during our annual meeting to acknowledge any departing Board members and staff and thank them for their contributions to the CC mission and community. Among the exceptional Commoners we acknowledged this year, there is one who has touched more projects, individuals, and institutions … Read More “Creative Commons Board Tribute to Departing General Counsel Diane Peters”
I’m delighted to announce that Creative Commons has selected Catherine Stihler to be its next CEO. Catherine has been a champion for openness as both a legislator and practitioner for more than 20 years. She currently serves as CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation, an organization whose work is fully aligned with the values and … Read More “Announcing Creative Commons’ New CEO,
I’m delighted to announce, on behalf of the Creative Commons (CC) Board of Directors, the formal launch of the global search for the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CC. The timing could not be more exciting for CC. We will welcome our next CEO as we prepare to enter our third decade as the … Read More “CC Launches the Global Search for Its Next Chief Executive Officer”
At Creative Commons, sharing and gratitude go hand in hand. We empower the sharing of knowledge and creativity, as well as celebrate the collaborative creativity and gratitude that sharing engenders. As Chair of the Creative Commons Board of Directors, I am ending 2019 with a special sense of gratitude for the CC community. This has … Read More “Welcoming 2020 With Gratitude”
Creative Commons is delighted to welcome Cable Green as the organization’s interim Chief Executive Officer. As we recently announced, Ryan Merkley has stepped down after five years of service as CEO to start a new position at Wikimedia. We are thankful to Ryan for his leadership at CC and excited for him and the Commons … Read More “CC Names Cable Green as Interim CEO”
Jeffrey Epstein used his position of power, influence, and wealth to abuse young women and girls. The brief message that follows relates to matters that are inconsequential in comparison to the pain of the survivors, although it connects to broader issues about the society in which that pain was inflicted and persisted. Like many members … Read More “Message to the Creative Commons Community Regarding Joi Ito”
Today Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley is announcing the conclusion of his five years of leadership of the organization. As he describes in his personal message, he is stepping down as CEO to start a new position at Wikimedia. We are thankful to Ryan for his five years of leadership at CC and excited for … Read More “Leadership Transitions at
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One of the most admired leaders of the global Creative Commons movement is turning the page on his latest chapter of service to the commons.