Public domain advocates celebrated on January 1 because, for the second year in a row, published works newly entered the public domain in the United States due to copyright expiration. To mark the occasion, Creative Commons (CC) collaborated with the Internet Archive, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Creative Commons USA, the Institute … Read More “The Public Domain is Alive and Well (for Now)”
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) and MaRS Discovery District, and has conducted policy research for the Womenpreneur Initiative, Project Vote Smart, and the Munk School. She is currently a volunteer researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute. Her primary focus of research and writing has been the intersections of society, technology, 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
Over the past few months, we have added four new staff members to our team: Network Manager Julia Brungs; Development Manager Moumita C.; Data Engineer Brent Moran; and Open Policy Manager Brigitte Vézina. Learn more about our newest staff members below! Julia Brungs, Network Manager Prior to joining CC, Julia led the cultural heritage work … Read More “Welcome Our Newest Staff Members!”
Creative Commons is pleased to be a part of the second annual Public Domain Day (PDD) celebration held in Washington D.C. on January 30, in collaboration with the Internet Archive, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, and SPARC. In order to celebrate the public domain … Read More “Meet the Artists Commissioned for the Public Domain Day Celebration”
Creative Commons is pleased to be a part of the second annual Public Domain Day celebration held in Washington D.C. on January 30, 2020! In collaboration with the Internet Archive, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, and SPARC, this event will “bring together a diverse group … Read More “Join Us in Washington D.C. to Celebrate Culture and Heritage on Public Domain Day”
The Paris Musées’ recently released more than 100,000 works under Creative Commons Zero (CCØ), putting the works into the public domain. They also released their collections’ Application Programming Interface (API), allowing users to “recover, in high definition, several royalty-free images and their records from cross-searches on the works.” Users can scroll through the collection via … Read More “Paris Musées Releases 100,000+ Works Into the Public Domain”
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”
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”