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Remembering Elliot Harmon, 1981-2021

Creative Commons (CC) was saddened by the news of Elliot Harmon’s passing on October 23. Prior to his role as activism director at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), he was the director of communications at Creative Commons. As mentioned on EFF’s website, “We will deeply miss Elliot’s clever mind, powerful pen, generous heart, and expansive kindness. We … Read More “Remembering Elliot Harmon, 1981-2021”

CC Community Spotlight Series: Meet Tyler Green

This #GivingTuesday — Tuesday, November 30th, Creative Commons invites you to join our 20th Anniversary celebration. In the weeks leading up to #GivingTuesday, we’ll be spotlighting leaders in the Open Movement and encouraging you to support our Better Sharing, Brighter Future campaign. We’ve set a goal to raise $100,000 before the end of this year.  The great news is that every … Read More “CC Community Spotlight Series: Meet Tyler Green”

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Creating a Campaign to Increase Open Access to Research on Climate Science and Biodiversity: A joint initiative of Creative Commons, EIFL and SPARC

Open Science No Text. By: Greg Emmerich. CC BY-SA 3.0 As the United Nations Climate Change Conference, officially known as the 26th Conference of Parties, or COP26, continues in Glasgow, Scotland, I’m pleased to share some good news. The Open Society Foundations approved funding for Creative Commons, SPARC and EIFL to lead a global campaign … Read More “Creating a Campaign to Increase Open Access to Research on Climate Science and Biodiversity: A joint initiative of Creative Commons, EIFL and SPARC”

Open Minds Podcast: Tyler Green of The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Hi Creative Commoners! We’re back with a new episode of CC’s podcast, Open Minds … from Creative Commons. In this episode, CC’s Ony Anukem sits down for a conversation with award-winning author, historian and art critic, Tyler Green. Tyler is also the producer/host of The Modern Art Notes podcast, described by The Washington Post as … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Tyler Green of The Modern Art Notes Podcast”

Digital Democracy from the ‘Global Britain for an open world?’ publication

Last month, the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) released a publication entitled Global Britain for an open world? Open societies around the world and the international system that supports them are under growing threat. This publication examines the importance of open societies to the UK’s ‘force for good’ ambitions.  Edited … Read More “Digital Democracy from the ‘Global Britain for an open world?’ publication”

Power to the people

On Thursday 28 October 2021, Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler delivered a keynote at the University of St Andrews’ Power to the people: St Andrews’ journey to net-zero and the future of energy event ahead of the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, officially known as the 26th Conference of Parties, or COP26. In her … Read More “Power to the people”

As Open Access Week 2021 Draws to a Close, the UK Prepares to Host COP26

As International Open Access Week (25 – 31 October) draws to a close, the UK prepares to welcome the world to the COP26 summit (31 October – 12 November). Creative Commons CEO, Catherine Stihler, says the UK has the opportunity to unlock digital democracy if the government invests in and commits to open software, openly licensed content, … Read More “As Open Access Week 2021 Draws to a Close, the UK Prepares to Host COP26”

Creative Commons (CC) Certificate: available in Yorùbá, Burmese and Turkish!

The CC Certificate is a global learning opportunity covering open licensing and the ethos of sharing. The Certificate is built with the intention of adaptation and remix. While the CC Certificate courses address (1) educators, (2) academic librarians, and (3) the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) communities, everyone is welcome. We seek opportunities to … Read More “Creative Commons (CC) Certificate: available in Yorùbá, Burmese and Turkish!”

You can now rewatch the 2021 CC Global Summit Panel Presentations!

Last week, we released the five keynotes from CC Summit 2021. This week, we’re back with seven panel presentations from the event. Our Summit panels this year featured thought leaders, pioneers and community members who shared their insights on emerging trends and innovations in Open. Whether you missed them live or want to replay them … Read More “You can now rewatch the 2021 CC Global Summit Panel Presentations!”