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20CC: Open Works from CC’s 20th Anniversary

During 2021–2022, CC has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of our founding in 2001 and the first release of the CC licenses in 2002, successfully concluding an ambitious fundraising campaign to support programs like Open Culture, Open Climate, and Open Education, and to help ensure CC’s ongoing sustainability. In November 2022, CC brought the 20th anniversary celebration to an official … Read More “20CC: Open Works from CC’s 20th Anniversary”

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Our Work in Policy at CC: Artificial Intelligence

As the year comes to a close, we’re spotlighting Creative Commons’ public policy work, recapping what we’ve done and looking ahead to the new year. In this edition, we turn to our work on artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, you might have seen the news headline “Art Made With Artificial Intelligence Wins at State Fair,” or … Read More “Our Work in Policy at CC: Artificial Intelligence”

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CC’s Engagement on the EU Data Act

Recently, we provided an update on Creative Common’s engagement on the European Union’s draft Artificial Intelligence Act. We’ve also worked with policymakers and other stakeholders on another flagship EU legislative file — the draft Data Act. The European Commission published the Data Act proposal earlier this year, as a continuation of its EU’s overall data … Read More “CC’s Engagement on the EU Data Act”

Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Creative Commons and our licenses, we partnered with Fine Acts to commission the “Better Sharing” collection. We are excited to share the collection with the world, which was unveiled last week at CC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The artworks are available on TheGreats.co to be enjoyed, used and adapted, and … Read More “Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration”

CC Certificate: Alumni interview with Jennifer Miller

Launched in 2018, the Creative Commons Certificate program has trained and graduated 1255 people from 65 countries to date.  We celebrate the incredible projects in open knowledge and culture led by the graduates of our program. CC Certificate alumni have used the Certificate course knowledge in a number of ways—read about how alumni have worked … Read More “CC Certificate: Alumni interview with Jennifer Miller”

CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World

This week, the international community celebrates 30 years of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. At Creative Commons (CC), we applaud the program’s achievements in enhancing preservation and access to documentary heritage from galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) around the globe. We laud the multitude of efforts enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, … Read More “CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World”

A Better Internet for Better Sharing: Join the Movement for a Better Internet

As part of Creative Commons’ key strategic goal of Better Sharing, today we have joined six other organizations spanning the globe to launch the Movement for a Better Internet, a diverse community of advocates, activists, academics, and civil society groups working together to promote policies that create a better internet for people everywhere. The movement … Read More “A Better Internet for Better Sharing: Join the Movement for a Better Internet”