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Meet CC Bangladesh, Our Next Feature for CC Network Fridays!

After introducing the CC Italy Chapter to you in July and the CC Netherlands Chapter in August, we are now traveling to Southeast Asia to introduce the CC Bangladesh Chapter!  The Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) consists of 45 CC Country Chapters spread across the globe. They’re the home for a community of advocates, activists, … Read More “Meet CC Bangladesh, Our Next Feature for CC Network Fridays!”

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We’re Happy to Introduce Our Newest CC Chapter: CC Austria!

We are excited to introduce to you the newest addition to the CC Chapter Network: CC Austria! In July, the CC Austria Chapter was founded (via video conference due to COVID-19). The core group of CC Austria members have been dealing with copyright matters in Austria for years; submitting statements on reforms of the Austrian … Read More “We’re Happy to Introduce Our Newest CC Chapter: CC Austria!”

Creative Commons Celebrates International Literacy Day

Did you know that nearly 800 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills? Supporting the worldwide teaching of these vital skills will help build a more equal society, but the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted education in nearly every country. We, therefore, face even greater inequalities and a more urgent need to deliver quality … Read More “Creative Commons Celebrates International Literacy Day”

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CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!

Creative Commons is proud to announce six winning project proposals from the inaugural round of the CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund! The CC Open Education Platform is a vibrant, international network of over 1120 open education advocates, educators, librarians, lawmakers, graduate students, and more, spanning 79 countries. This year, CC launched an activities fund … Read More “CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!”

Creative Commons Is Now Leading the Open COVID Pledge—Here’s What That Means

We’re pleased to announce today that Creative Commons is taking on leadership and stewardship of the Open COVID Pledge. Earlier this year, CC joined forces with an international group of researchers, scientists, academics, and lawyers seeking to accelerate the development of diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, medical equipment, and software solutions that might be used to assist … Read More “Creative Commons Is Now Leading the Open COVID Pledge—Here’s What That Means”

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Introducing Our Google Season of Docs 2020 Participants

Code is just one part of open source;  good documentation is essential for both users and contributors in order for open source projects to succeed. We’re excited to announce that Creative Commons is participating for the first time in Google Season of Docs, a program that pairs experienced technical writers with open source projects in … Read More “Introducing Our Google Season of Docs 2020 Participants”

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Why cOAlition S’ Rights Retention Strategy Protects Researchers

Last month, cOAlition S released its Rights Retention Strategy to safeguard researchers’ intellectual ownership rights and suppress unreasonable embargo periods—Creative Commons (CC) keenly supports this initiative.  Modernizing an outdated academic publishing system  Under a traditional publishing model, researchers who want to publish their articles in a journal typically need to assign or exclusively license their … Read More “Why cOAlition S’ Rights Retention Strategy Protects Researchers”