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Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently allocated $1M to Creative Commons (CC) in honor of CC’s 20th Anniversary. This three-year, general operating support will help foster CC’s commitment to Better Sharing by addressing equity gaps and unequal balances of power in the open ecosystem. The internet has global ownership with people … Read More “Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing”

Better Internet Series: Access to Information and Knowledge

See our article introducing this series. This article is part of a series of five articles detailing breakout sessions from the 2021 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit related to imagining a Better Internet. Throughout 2021, community partners interested in building a “better internet” have been coming together for conversations. Some partners joined as an opportunity … Read More “Better Internet Series: Access to Information and Knowledge”

Assessing cultural heritage institutions’ needs related to CC’s public domain tools

On January 1, 2022, and throughout the month of January, Creative Commons (CC) is celebrating Public Domain Day, welcoming copyright works into the public domain, where they become freely available for the public to use, reuse and modify.  As part of our Open Culture / GLAM program’s celebration of Public Domain Day, we are reaching … Read More “Assessing cultural heritage institutions’ needs related to CC’s public domain tools”

Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information … Read More “Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training”

Open Minds Podcast: Hessel van Oorschot of Tribe of Noise & Free Music Archive

Hi Creative Commoners! We’re back with the first episode of Open Minds  … from Creative Commons in 2022. In this episode, CC’s Ony Anukem sits down for a conversation with Hessel van Oorschot, founder and “Chief of Noise” of the online music business Tribe of Noise. Tribe of Noise is a music community that connects … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Hessel van Oorschot of Tribe of Noise & Free Music Archive”

Digital Services Act — Is the EU legislative train on the right track?

On December 14, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament adopted its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal, under the leadership of IMCO DSA Rapporteur MEP Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark). What is the Digital Services Act? The Digital Services Act aims to update the current EU legal framework … Read More “Digital Services Act — Is the EU legislative train on the right track?”

A message from our CEO to the CC Community on Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary

Dear CC Community, It’s a very special day — today marks the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons’ founding! Twenty years ago, Creative Commons started with a simple, radical idea: to save the internet from “failed sharing” and create a world where everyone has access to knowledge and creativity. What began as a simple idea and … Read More “A message from our CEO to the CC Community on Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary”

Open Minds Podcast: Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary Special feat. Lawrence Lessig

Hi Creative Commoners! We’re back with a very special episode of CC’s podcast, Open Minds … from Creative Commons. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons! On this milestone episode of CC’s Open Minds podcast, join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons’ founding on December 19, 2021. We take you … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary Special feat. Lawrence Lessig”

Creative Commons’ statement on CC licenses and the text and data mining exception under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive

Creative Commons’ statement on the Opt-Out Exception Regime / Rights Reservation Regime for Text and Data Mining under Article 4 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is now available here. We’re grateful to everyone who contributed their many thoughtful comments during the public consultation period, which has now come to … Read More “Creative Commons’ statement on CC licenses and the text and data mining exception under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive”