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Registration Is Now Open for the CC Global Summit! Join Us on 19–23 October!

The CC Global Summit is back and better than ever! For the first time in its history, we’ve moved the entire event online. This has allowed us to support multiple time zones and languages as well as host two keynote panels and over 150 sessions with more than 200 speakers across 40 countries (with more … Read More “Registration Is Now Open for the CC Global Summit! Join Us on 19–23 October!”

In Support of the Wikimedia Foundation WIPO Application

One of our roles at Creative Commons involves influencing policy making at the international level. This is a role we can fulfill notably thanks to our permanent observer status with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the UN agency that shapes international intellectual property (IP) law. However, a few days ago, the Wikimedia Foundation’s application … Read More “In Support of the Wikimedia Foundation WIPO Application”

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Six Projects Get Funding from the Creative Commons Copyright Platform Activities Fund

We’re delighted to announce the six selected projects that will receive funding from the CC Copyright Platform Activities Fund in 2020! The CC Copyright Platform is an active space for copyright advocates and experts to coordinate copyright law and policy-related activities. This year, CC launched an Activities Fund to support copyright-related activities by Platform members. … Read More “Six Projects Get Funding from the Creative Commons Copyright Platform Activities Fund”

Meet CC Bangladesh, Our Next Feature for CC Network Fridays!

After introducing the CC Italy Chapter to you in July and the CC Netherlands Chapter in August, we are now traveling to Southeast Asia to introduce the CC Bangladesh Chapter!  The Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) consists of 45 CC Country Chapters spread across the globe. They’re the home for a community of advocates, activists, … Read More “Meet CC Bangladesh, Our Next Feature for CC Network Fridays!”

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We’re Happy to Introduce Our Newest CC Chapter: CC Austria!

We are excited to introduce to you the newest addition to the CC Chapter Network: CC Austria! In July, the CC Austria Chapter was founded (via video conference due to COVID-19). The core group of CC Austria members have been dealing with copyright matters in Austria for years; submitting statements on reforms of the Austrian … Read More “We’re Happy to Introduce Our Newest CC Chapter: CC Austria!”

Creative Commons Celebrates International Literacy Day

Did you know that nearly 800 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills? Supporting the worldwide teaching of these vital skills will help build a more equal society, but the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted education in nearly every country. We, therefore, face even greater inequalities and a more urgent need to deliver quality … Read More “Creative Commons Celebrates International Literacy Day”

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CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!

Creative Commons is proud to announce six winning project proposals from the inaugural round of the CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund! The CC Open Education Platform is a vibrant, international network of over 1120 open education advocates, educators, librarians, lawmakers, graduate students, and more, spanning 79 countries. This year, CC launched an activities fund … Read More “CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!”

Creative Commons Is Now Leading the Open COVID Pledge—Here’s What That Means

We’re pleased to announce today that Creative Commons is taking on leadership and stewardship of the Open COVID Pledge. Earlier this year, CC joined forces with an international group of researchers, scientists, academics, and lawyers seeking to accelerate the development of diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, medical equipment, and software solutions that might be used to assist … Read More “Creative Commons Is Now Leading the Open COVID Pledge—Here’s What That Means”