Timothy Vollmer
Timothy Vollmer

Timothy Vollmer is Senior Manager for Public Policy. He coordinates public policy positions in collaboration with CC staff, international affiliate network, and a broad community of copyright experts. Timothy helps educate policymakers at all levels and across various disciplines such as education, data, science, culture, and government about copyright licensing, the public domain, and the adoption of open policies. Prior to CC, Timothy worked on information policy issues for the American Library Association in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, and helped establish the Open.Michigan initiative.

Timothy's News

Creative Commons LiveContent 2.0 Demonstrates Autocuration of Open Content

San Francisco, CA — March 10, 2008 Creative Commons today announced the release of LiveContent 2.0, a LiveDVD full of Creative Commons-licensed multimedia content and free and open source software. LiveContent allows users to explore open content such as music, video, photography, books, and educational materials that can be freely used, copied, and built upon. … Read More “Creative Commons LiveContent 2.0 Demonstrates Autocuration of Open Content”

Nebraska Library Commission adds CC-licensed books to collection

Congratulations to the Nebraska Library Commission for spearheading an initiative to add Creative Commons-licensed book editions to the library collection. Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian for the Commission, was asked, “Why don’t libraries start cataloging and offering CC-licensed works?” The NLC staff went to work cataloging and then posting electronic versions of CC-licensed works like … Read More “Nebraska Library Commission adds CC-licensed books to collection”

OLPC + CC Hackathon

Check out the OLPC book & music drive and XO hackathon going on this weekend. From SJ: Share the love with One Laptop per Child, the Creative Commons, Textbook Revolution, and the entire world! We are collecting all the free books, movies, music, and other content that we can in the next five days! Then, … Read More “OLPC + CC Hackathon”

Open Educational Resources Aid Florida Reading Teachers

eSchools News reports that the state of Florida has recently added the open content reading website Free-Reading.net to its list of approved curriculum resources. Officials said Free-Reading.net is the first open instructional program granted bona fide state approval, and OER supporters see momentum building in the idea that a “public, collaborative, continuously modified online curriculum … Read More “Open Educational Resources Aid Florida Reading Teachers”

SPARC Announces SPARKY Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual SPARKY Awards. The SPARK(IES) challenge entrants “to imaginatively illustrate in a short video the value of sharing ideas and information.” Check out the winning videos over at Blip.tv. “Share” – Habib Yazdi, CC BY “Pri Vetai: Private Eye” – Tommy McCauley and Max Silver, CC BY “An … Read More “SPARC Announces SPARKY Winners”

Doctorow Completes Reading of Sterling's "The Hacker Crackdown"

Cory Doctorow has completed recording an audiobook version of Bruce Sterling’s The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier. This important book captures the rise of the hacker subculture and documents the beginnings of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Doctorow spent the last year recording installments of the book, releasing incremental podcasts on his … Read More “Doctorow Completes Reading of Sterling's "The Hacker Crackdown"”

Manybooks.net Supports Multi-format Texts for Multi-venue Reading

With the advent of more ebook reading devices, sites like Manybooks.net are providing a useful service in transforming digital materials into a variety of electronic formats that can be read by several different ebook readers and mobile devices. All of the 19,000+ ebooks on Manybooks are available for free. Many works are originally sourced from … Read More “Manybooks.net Supports Multi-format Texts for Multi-venue Reading”