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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!”

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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”

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Sharing Openly Licensed Content on Social Media: A Conversation with GLAM

The following is a summary of “GLAM Collections on Social Media: Navigating Copyright Questions—a conversation with Aleksandra Strzelichowska, Mikka Gee Conway and Anne Young” published on 31 May 2020 by Scann (licensed CC BY).  How often do you debate whether to share an openly licensed work on social media? If you do share a work, … Read More “Sharing Openly Licensed Content on Social Media: A Conversation with GLAM”

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The CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Slovenian!

We are very excited to announce the publication of the official translations of the CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 into Slovenian. These legal code translations are the products of years of painstaking work by a team of volunteers at the Intellectual Property Institute in Slovenia, led by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič. The first drafts … Read More “The CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Slovenian!”

A Statement of Solidarity and Work to Be Done

Creative Commons offers solidarity and joins the millions around the world who are mourning the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, and others. We recognize that they are the latest victims of systemic racism and institutionalized violence not only in the United States but globally, prompting anti-racism and anti-police … Read More “A Statement of Solidarity and Work to Be Done”