Today CC is proud to launch two new translations of the latest version of the CC licences: Japanese and te reo Māori. These are particularly significant, as they are the first official translations of 4.0 into Asia-Pacific languages. Perhaps even more exciting, te reo Māori, the language of the Indigenous people of New Zealand, is … Read More “New Translations: CC 4.0 licences now available in te reo Māori and Japanese”
Hubble Space Telescope and Earth Limb / NASA on The Commons / No known copyright restrictions If you could send a folder with 50 MB of content to every human on Earth, what would you include? This weekend Creative Commons volunteers and Outernet are hosting a CC Content Edit-a-thon to populate the first Outernet library … Read More “Help Outernet and Creative Commons build a #LibraryFromSpace”
The 2015 Creative Commons Global Summit is taking place in Seoul, South Korea 14-17 October 2015. CC hosts this gathering every two years, bringing together our affiliate network along with partners, activists, and collaborators in the open movement to celebrate and advance the Commons. The last CC Summit took place in Buenos Aires in 2013. … Read More “Reminder: submit your proposals for the 2015 Global Summit in Seoul”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an absolutely essential organization that defends civil liberties on the Internet. It fights for users by promoting free speech and access to technology, championing privacy, and advocating for progressive solutions to intellectual property challenges in the digital age. EFF tackles these issues with some of the smartest and most … Read More “EFF: Fighting for your digital rights for 25 years”
Tower Bridge view at dawn, by Colin, CC BY-SA Tower Bridge view at dawn. Modified to censor buildings that require Freedom of Panorama, by Colin, CC BY-SA Over the last several months, Creative Commons has been following the review of the European Union copyright directive. One issue that has remained contentious is freedom of panorama. … Read More “Will the European Parliament criminalize street photography?”
Last year several organizations highlighted the situation of Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez, who had a criminal complaint filed against him for sharing a research article online. Gomez is a student in conservation and wildlife management, and for the most part has poor access to many of the resources and databases that would help him … Read More “Colombian student Diego Gomez is going to trial for sharing a research article online”
Congratulations to Creative Commons Ukraine on the completion of the Ukrainian translation of the CC 4.0 license suite! After a draft stage and a public consultation phase, involving legal practitioners and IP experts, the licenses are published today, on June 23.