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Better Internet for a Decentralized Web: Conversations from Camp

At Creative Commons, we’ve been thinking a lot about how open principles and public interest values intersect with the decentralized web movement, particularly in relation to broader, collaborative efforts to build a Better Internet. In the past year, we’ve worked with other digital human rights and tech policy organizations to power this emerging movement, focused … Read More “Better Internet for a Decentralized Web: Conversations from Camp”

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CC at UN #GlobalGoalsWeek 2022

Want to build a fairer, more peaceful world? Creative Commons does and we are joining over 170 other organizations in New York City during 16–25 September to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during 2022 #GlobalGoalsWeek. CC’s deep engagement with the SDGs comes from two of our fundamental beliefs: First, that … Read More “CC at UN #GlobalGoalsWeek 2022”

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Statement on the Introduction of the EU Media Freedom Act

Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler welcomed the EU’s publication today of its Media Freedom Act. Catherine said: “An independent, plural media is central to a healthy, functioning democratic system which in turn is the bedrock for citizens’ trust and confidence in politics and values. Creative Commons applauds the EU in its efforts to protect journalists … Read More “Statement on the Introduction of the EU Media Freedom Act”

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Members Share Their Experiences with the CC Open Culture Platform

Do you know about the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform? It’s a space for open culture and cultural heritage practitioners, advocates, and enthusiasts to share resources, hold conversations, and collaborate on matters related to open access to cultural heritage, especially heritage held in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). As we were curious about our … Read More “Members Share Their Experiences with the CC Open Culture Platform”

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New FAQ on NFTs and CC0

Unless you’ve been avoiding the internet entirely, you’ve probably heard about people buying and selling non-fungible tokens — or NFTs — unique data tokens that link to digital files, including artworks and other types of copyrightable works. CC has been following how people are creating and trading NFTs, and how the marketplace of creative works is … Read More “New FAQ on NFTs and CC0”

Open Minds Podcast: Trudi Radtke on InclusiveAccess.org

Hi Creative Commoners! We are back with a new episode of CC’s Open Minds … from Creative Commons podcast. In this month’s episode of the show, Jennryn Wetzler, CC’s Director of Learning and Training, talks all things Open Education and Inclusive Access Textbooks with Trudi Radtke, former Open Education Project Manager at SPARC. InclusiveAccess.org is … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Trudi Radtke on InclusiveAccess.org”

CC Partners with SPARC and EIFL to Launch a 4-Year Open Climate Campaign

To make open sharing of research outputs the norm in climate science, Creative Commons, SPARC and EIFL are proud to launch a 4-year Open Climate Campaign with funding from Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, which builds on planning funds from the Open Society Foundations. Climate change, and the resulting … Read More “CC Partners with SPARC and EIFL to Launch a 4-Year Open Climate Campaign”

Press Release: New Four-Year, $4 Million Open Climate Campaign Will Open Knowledge to Solve Challenges in Climate and Biodiversity

Mountain View, CA 30 Aug 2022: Creative Commons, SPARC and EIFL today announce a new 4-year, $4-million (USD) grant from Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to fund the Open Climate Campaign. This grant, which builds on $450,000 (USD) in planning funds from the Open Society Foundations, will fund a … Read More “Press Release: New Four-Year, $4 Million Open Climate Campaign Will Open Knowledge to Solve Challenges in Climate and Biodiversity”

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A Big Win for Open Access: United States Mandates All Publicly Funded Research Be Freely Available with No Embargo

Today the United States White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued dramatic guidance to all US federal agencies: update all policies to require that all federally funded research and data is available for the public to freely access and re-use “in agency-designated repositories without any embargo or delay after publication.” Creative Commons … Read More “A Big Win for Open Access: United States Mandates All Publicly Funded Research Be Freely Available with No Embargo”