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Elsevier’s new sharing policy harmful to authors and access to scholarly research

Today Creative Commons and 22 other organizations published a letter urging the publishing giant Elsevier to alter its newly revised policy regarding the sharing and hosting of academic articles so that it better supports access to scholarly research. Elsevier’s new policy, announced 30 April 2015, is detrimental to article authors as well as those seeking … Read More “Elsevier’s new sharing policy harmful to authors and access to scholarly research”

CC Tanzania expands OER and CC training to more primary schools

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Aristarik is an Assistant Lecturer at the Open University of Tanzania and Creative Commons Tanzania volunteer. SOO Tanzania Training by CC Tanzania under CC BY Creative Commons Tanzania through School of Open programme trained 50 pupils from Kumbukumbu primary school on the benefits of the Internet, computer programmes information/knowledge sharing, and … Read More “CC Tanzania expands OER and CC training to more primary schools”

U.S. K12 State Policy Recommendations for OER: Sign Letter of Support

second grade writing class / woodleywonderworks / CC BY Achieve (a nonpartisan education reform organization widely known for its CC BY licensed OER Rubrics) has developed policy recommendations with input from its OER Institute U.S. state partners for U.S. states to use OER as part of their college and career ready implementation plans. These recommendations … Read More “U.S. K12 State Policy Recommendations for OER: Sign Letter of Support”

Vancouver Foundation announces first CC BY policy for a Canadian foundation

Vancouver Foundation has announced that it will adopt an open licensing policy by January 2017. The foundation will require that all projects and research funded through community advised grant programs be licensed and shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY). In addition, the foundation has pledged to license their own intellectual … Read More “Vancouver Foundation announces first CC BY policy for a Canadian foundation”

Medium embraces CC licenses

Today Creative Commons is excited to announce that blogging and storytelling platform Medium now offers the entire suite of Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools. You can read more about this great news over at Medium, naturally, in stories by both Creative Commons and Medium. In just a few years Medium has grown a … Read More “Medium embraces CC licenses”