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Nearly 500 CC-licensed Education Images are Now Available!

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) just released the second edition of their openly licensed digital image collection, “American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.” This edition features nearly 500 high-quality images of teachers and students licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0). Captured by Allison Shelly (photojournalist and co-founder of Women … Read More “Nearly 500 CC-licensed Education Images are Now Available!”

From Educators to Illustrators: Meet the Users of CC Search

Have you ever wondered who looks for openly licensed images? Or how those images are used? Before we launched CC Search in April 2019, we assumed that the search engine would serve three broad groups of creators: Those making designs, imagery, and art Those illustrating text, such as bloggers, journalists, or educators Those creating videos … Read More “From Educators to Illustrators: Meet the Users of CC Search”

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CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Romanian!

Creative Commons is excited to announce the publication of the Romanian language translations of version 4.0 of the CC License Suite and of the CC0 public domain dedication. These translations will enable approximately 30 million people to understand our licenses in their first or second language!  We could not be more pleased to see this … Read More “CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Romanian!”

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The Increasingly Open World of Photography: A Conversation With Exposure’s Luke Beard

Over 300 million images are uploaded to Facebook a day. Yes, just Facebook. Once other social media and photo-sharing platforms like Flickr, Unsplash, Instagram, etc. are taken into account, that number quickly grows into the billions.  A lot has changed since the dawn of photography in the 19th century—when Nicéphore Niépce (a.k.a. the “Father of … Read More “The Increasingly Open World of Photography: A Conversation With Exposure’s Luke Beard”

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Meet CC Italy, Our First Feature for CC Network Fridays!

Did you know that the Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) consists of 43 CC Country Chapters? Spread across the globe, these CC Chapters are the home for a community of advocates, activists, educators, artists, lawyers, and users who share CC’s vision and values. They work to implement and strengthen open access policies, copyright reform, open … Read More “Meet CC Italy, Our First Feature for CC Network Fridays!”

Say What? Jonathan Poritz Records All CC Certificate Content As Openly Licensed Audio!

Creative Commons provides educators and the expertise they need to harness Open Educational Resources (OER). We strive to make education more accessible to more people around the world. One way we do this is through our CC Certificate training, which is licensed CC BY 4.0 and available for use.  Today, we’re delighted to announce our … Read More “Say What? Jonathan Poritz Records All CC Certificate Content As Openly Licensed Audio!”

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Introducing the CC Global Network Platforms!

We’re excited to introduce the three Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) Platforms: Open Glam, Copyright, and Open Education! These Platforms are created with our community in mind, and everyone is free to join. Open GLAM Network Platform Following the work that started in 2017, the Open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) Platform is currently … Read More “Introducing the CC Global Network Platforms!”

CC Global Summit Call For Proposals Feature

The CC Global Summit Is Going Virtual—See Our Latest Call for Proposals!

It’s official, the 2020 CC Global Summit, to be held 19-24 October 2020, will be entirely online and free of cost! After consulting with our community, we’ve also decided to hold the event in a variety of timezones and include programming in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, and Spanish. By doing so, we hope … Read More “The CC Global Summit Is Going Virtual—See Our Latest Call for Proposals!”

German Public Broadcaster ZDF Releases Dozens of Videos Under CC Licenses

In theory, publishing publicly funded television content under open licenses should be a no-brainer. As with publicly funded research, open licenses improve distribution, allow for remix creativity, and unlock access to popular free knowledge platforms such as Wikipedia. In practice, however, advocates of open licenses in the realm of public-service media face several hurdles, such … Read More “German Public Broadcaster ZDF Releases Dozens of Videos Under CC Licenses”