In just over a year, we’ll celebrate our 20th anniversary—and although this is the perfect time to reflect on our history, we’re also looking to the future by improving our products and services in order to serve you better. With that in mind, we’re excited and proud to announce that we’ve been awarded an Amazon … Read More “Creative Commons Receives an AWS Imagine Grant to Improve CC Search”
Victoria is a researcher with a creative edge—using effective communication tools and techniques to increase accessibility to global issues and policies.
Before joining Creative Commons, she worked in content creation and knowledge translation roles at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), MaRS Discovery District and the NATO Association of Canada, and has conducted policy research for the Womenpreneur Initiative, Project Vote Smart and the Munk School. Her primary focus of research and writing is the Middle East and North Africa, examining the intersections of media, technology, gender and security.
You can usually find her wandering around Toronto with her Nikon in one hand and a mocha in the other, listening to BBC radio and talking to strangers. ☕️
Photo credit: Hannah Rosen, CC BY
The term “global commons” usually brings to mind the biosphere’s natural resources that everyone shares and benefits from, like water or air. But the global commons is also home to what’s called the noosphere—all the resources and artifacts created by human reason and scientific thought, such as music, art, language, and research. Creative Commons has … Read More “What’s New in the Noosphere?”
When governments choose to use Creative Commons licenses to preserve and share cultural knowledge, like Indigenous languages, it illustrates how our licenses can help create a more accessible and equitable world. Recently, CC India’s Global Network Representative (GNC) Subhashish Panigrahi brought to our attention that the Indian state of Odisha licensed 21 dictionaries—in all 21 … Read More “Indian State of Odisha Releases 21 Dictionaries Under CC BY”
Crafting and maintaining a consistent style is essential to establishing and promoting an organization’s brand. As with any organization, Creative Commons’ (CC) brand should help CC build trust with its stakeholders and the broader open movement, as well as maintain and grow CC’s reputation, legitimacy, and leadership in the Global Commons. With that in mind, … Read More “We Created a CC Style Guide; It’s Yours to Remix”
Today is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). You may be wondering why this day is necessary—particularly in 2019, when the average person is inundated with an estimated 34 gigabytes of information every day, from emails and text messages to Youtube videos and news programs. In fact, it’s easy to take information … Read More “Access to Information Is Not Universal: Here’s Why That Matters”
In 2016, Creative Commons launched a small grant program called “The Awesome Fund.” In total, 19 grants funded a wide range of creative projects led by members of the CC network. The Long Road to the Hall of Fame One of the grant recipients was Réda Zine, an author, director, and producer based in Italy. … Read More “Documentary “The Long Road to the Hall of Fame” Available Under CC License”
Over the past year, we’ve expanded our tech team at CC, welcoming four new staff members to help support the global commons through CC’s licenses and tools. Timid Robot Zehta joined us in October of 2018 as CC’s Core Systems Manager; Hugo Solar signed on in January as CC’s Web Developer; Bruno Ferreira also began … Read More “Meet Our Growing Tech Team”
We’re excited to release our latest Teespring campaign that features the artwork created by João Pombeiro for the 2019 CC Global Summit! When we asked Portuguese artist and filmmaker, João Pombeiro to design a logo for the 2019 CC Global Summit, we were confident he would create something that would capture the global movement for … Read More “You Loved the 2019 CC Global Summit Logo, So We Put it on a T-Shirt”