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.
The Creative Commons Global Summit takes place every two years bringing together our global affiliate network along with partners, activists, and collaborators in the open movement to celebrate and advance the Commons. We’re pleased to announce the Call for Participation and Proposals for this year’s Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea, October 15-17 2015, is … Read More “Global Summit Call for Participation and Proposals – Now Open”
Today we’re pushing the latest beta release of our mobile app, The List powered by Creative Commons. It’s a mobile photography app that invites users to create a list of images they want, or submit photos to help a person or group who created a list. Every image is uploaded to the archive with a … Read More “Why CC is making a mobile app”
We are glad to announce that during the last months the Latin American affiliates have 3 new affiliate chapters in the Creative Commons family. The CC teams of El Salvador, Paraguay and Uruguay signed their MoUs and are now officially in. In El Salvador the affiliate institution is AccesArte, a NGO that seeks to promote … Read More “New affiliate chapters in Latin America”
Guestpost by Primavera De Filippi (CC France) Creative Commons France inaugurated the launch of the new website with a new tool that unlocks the value of the bitcoin blockchain for the benefit of the Free Culture movement. Ascribe enables creators to share their CC-licensed work without worry of loss of attribution. Over ten years ago, … Read More “Creative Commons France experiments with Ascribe to support copyleft through the Blockchain”
Last year Creative Commons and a global coalition of organizations launched the Open Policy Network in order to support the creation, adoption, and implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources. When open licenses are required for publicly funded resources, there is the potential to massively increase access to and … Read More “Announcing the Open Policy Network grant-funded projects”