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Made with Creative Commons

Thank You for Translating “Made with Creative Commons”

In 2017, CC published Made with Creative Commons, a book examining 24 different business models built around CC licenses and CC-licensed content. Financially supported by more than 1600 backers on Kickstarter, the project itself is an example of how openly licensed work can be funded and how CC-licensed content can evolve over time.  After publishing … Read More “Thank You for Translating “Made with Creative Commons””

Global Network Survey

Share Your Thoughts and Experiences of the CC Global Network!

The Creative Commons (CC) Global Network is made up of people like you. People who are attracted to the CC Global Network because of what can be accomplished by building a globally-accessible public commons of knowledge and culture through CC’s tools and products.  In 2016, CC released an assessment of the community in the Faces … Read More “Share Your Thoughts and Experiences of the CC Global Network!”

Kevin Corcoran Interview

CC Certificate Graduate on the Ripple Effect of Open Licensing Expertise for K12 Pedagogy

After running 26 CC Certificate courses, and certifying hundreds of graduates, CC is exploring the way the courses impact graduates and their communities. In this interview, we highlight one CC Certificate graduate’s work within Connecticut, a #GoOpen state, and celebrate the momentum he’s built in open education.  This interview is with Kevin Corcoran. Kevin is the … Read More “CC Certificate Graduate on the Ripple Effect of Open Licensing Expertise for K12 Pedagogy”

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Meet Our 2020 Interns From Outreachy

We’re happy to announce the selection of our 2020 interns from Outreachy—a remote internship program that “supports diversity in free and open source software.” Over the next three months, these interns will work with several members of the Creative Commons’ team on three different projects related to the CC Vocabulary, the CC License Chooser, and … Read More “Meet Our 2020 Interns From Outreachy”

Save the Date: Public Domain Day 2020 Is Happening in January in Washington, D.C.

Creative Commons is thrilled to announce that the second Public Domain Day celebration is happening on January 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. We’re working with our friends at the Internet Archive, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law, Creative Commons USA, the Institute for Intellectual Property & … Read More “Save the Date: Public Domain Day 2020 Is Happening in January in Washington, D.C.”

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Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available

We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) to create the print companion to the CC Certificate has finally come to fruition!  The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s … Read More “Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available”

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Creative Commons Receives an AWS Imagine Grant to Improve CC Search

In just over a year, we’ll celebrate our 20th anniversary—and although this is the perfect time to reflect on our history, we’re also looking to the future by improving our products and services in order to serve you better.  With that in mind, we’re excited and proud to announce that we’ve been awarded an Amazon … Read More “Creative Commons Receives an AWS Imagine Grant to Improve CC Search”

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What’s New in the Noosphere?

The term “global commons” usually brings to mind the biosphere’s natural resources that everyone shares and benefits from, like water or air. But the global commons is also home to what’s called the noosphere—all the resources and artifacts created by human reason and scientific thought, such as music, art, language, and research. Creative Commons has … Read More “What’s New in the Noosphere?”