Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson
Senior Counsel
Sarah provides legal support to Creative Commons.
Sarah Pearson

Sarah has been writing, lawyering, and strategizing about creativity and collaboration in the digital age for more than 13 years. As Senior Counsel at Creative Commons, she has functioned as in-house legal counsel, project manager, book author, fundraiser, event organizer, team leader, and organizational strategist — often at the same time.

Before joining CC, she was a fellow at the Stanford Fair Use Project and an IP associate at Fried Frank in New York City. She has a journalism degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School. She is currently completing her Executive MBA from the University of Iowa.

Photo credit: Amber Kaiser, CC BY

Sarah's News

New official translations of CC legal tools published for Korean and Czech

The version 4.0 license suite and CC0 are now available in Korean as a result of the collaborative work of CC Korea volunteers. The 4.0 licenses are also now available in Czech, thanks to the work and leadership of CC community members from the Czech Republic.  For the Korean translations, the process was initiated by … Read More “New official translations of CC legal tools published for Korean and Czech”

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Update to our Privacy Policy

Like the rest of the internet, it seems, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that comes into effect today has given us a good opportunity to pause and do a comprehensive review of the ways in which Creative Commons collects and uses the personal information of its community.

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Kicking off the CC Certificates Beta

Today marks day one of the beta version of the Creative Commons Certificates program, a project designed to provide people the skills and expertise they need to implement and advocate for open licensing around the world.