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

New York Times Continues Polling Place Photo Project

Photo by Jodi Sperber / CC BY-ND The New York Times has reignited its Polling Place Photo Project, a “nationwide experiment in citizen journalism that encourages voters to capture, post and share photographs of this year’s primaries, caucuses and general election.” All participant photos are published under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives license. This … Read More “New York Times Continues Polling Place Photo Project”

LiveContent Available Through On-Disk.com

Creative Commons is now offering LiveContent through the Open Source product distribution service On-Disk.com. On-Disk sells a variety of software packages conveniently contained on a CD or DVD. On-Disk provides “burn-on-demand” service and works with open source and smaller software and media developers — “helping low-budget or no-budget organizations publish their software and digital media … Read More “LiveContent Available Through On-Disk.com”

SCRIPT-ed Journal Licenses Content with CC

SCRIPT-ed, an open access journal covering a broad range of topics relating to law and technologies has begun to publish its content under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. The journal, based out of the University of Edinburgh School of Law, examines issues including intellectual property, digital copyright, free expression, free software, privacy and public health. … Read More “SCRIPT-ed Journal Licenses Content with CC”

Duke Scholarly Communications Weekly Copyright Widget

In addition to releasing most of their library website content under a Creative Commons license, the Duke University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office has been posting a series of helpful “Copyright Widgets.” These short, information-packed notes provide some extremely useful copyright guidance to educators, researchers and others looking for digestible clarification on some complicated legal issues. … Read More “Duke Scholarly Communications Weekly Copyright Widget”

"Open Yale Courses" Debuts Online

Today Yale College announced Open Yale Courses, thereby making a collection of Yale courses freely available online. Along with MIT’s recent announcement, this is fantastic news for the open education movement. “Open Yale Courses,” presents unique access to the full content of a selection of college-level courses and makes them available in various formats, including … Read More “"Open Yale Courses" Debuts Online”

Free Holiday Music From Magnatune

Our good friends over at Magnatune are offering a sweet holiday deal–free music! Create an elegantly merry mood with the Magnatune Christmas Compilation, featuring over 60 minutes of the most timeless and classic carols of the season, by ten of Magnatune’s best-selling artists. When you download this album, you’ll be able to choose from one … Read More “Free Holiday Music From Magnatune”

MIT OpenCourseWare Publishes 1,800th Course

Image courtesy Steve Carson | CC BY-NC-SA Congratulations to MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, which has recently passed the 1,800-course mark. First announced in 2001, MIT OCW has grown from a 50-course pilot to a site that includes virtually the entire MIT undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Like many OCW projects, MIT uses the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share … Read More “MIT OpenCourseWare Publishes 1,800th Course”