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Pioneers of Open Culture: A look back at how open access happened at three early adopters

Ever wondered how it must have been for some of the first cultural heritage institutions to embark on their open access journey? Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law, talked to three major institutions that helped shape the early open GLAM / open culture movement to … Read More “Pioneers of Open Culture: A look back at how open access happened at three early adopters”

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2022 in Review: a Look at Creative Commons’ Open Culture Program

2022 was quite a year for the Creative Commons (CC) Open Culture Program, thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing & Peter Baldwin, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In this blog post, we take a look back at some of the year’s highlights in our program’s four components: Policy, … Read More “2022 in Review: a Look at Creative Commons’ Open Culture Program”

Creative Commons (CC) Certificate Content: Available in French and Spanish!

The CC Certificate program offers training covering open licensing and the ethos of sharing. All CC Certificate content is openly licensed and built with the intention of adaptation and remix. While CC currently offers Certificate courses to address (1) educators, (2) academic librarians, and (3) cultural heritage communities (also known as GLAM: galleries, libraries, archives … Read More “Creative Commons (CC) Certificate Content: Available in French and Spanish!”

CC at 20: CEO Catherine Stihler Reflects on 2022 and Where CC Is Headed Next

Last Friday (16 December 2022), Creative Commons proudly celebrated twenty years of CC licensing and all the groundbreaking collaboration it has enabled. As we look back on this remarkable journey, time seems to pass more quickly than ever — yet our gratitude for each milestone remains unwavering, as do words of thanks towards everyone who … Read More “CC at 20: CEO Catherine Stihler Reflects on 2022 and Where CC Is Headed Next”

Patrick J. McGovern Foundation Funds New CC Initiative to Open Large Climate Datasets

Today, Creative Commons (CC) is excited to announce one million US dollars in new programmatic support from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) to help open large climate datasets. The twelve-month grant will enable CC to conduct key climate data landscape analyses and expand our work, bringing people together to create policy and practices to … Read More “Patrick J. McGovern Foundation Funds New CC Initiative to Open Large Climate Datasets”

CC Publishes Global Open Culture Call to Action to Policymakers

Since its creation in 2001, Creative Commons (CC) has helped release nearly 5 million digital open images of cultural heritage held in cultural heritage institutions using CC tools. We have also been promoting open culture to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world, and it is based on this rich experience that our Open … Read More “CC Publishes Global Open Culture Call to Action to Policymakers”

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As European Council Adopts AI Act Position, Questions Remain on GPAI

As we’ve discussed before, the European Union has been considering a new AI Act, which would regulate certain uses of artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, it seeks to ban certain uses of AI, such as broad-based real-time biometric identification for law enforcement in public places, and to ensure that certain precautions are taken before deployment … Read More “As European Council Adopts AI Act Position, Questions Remain on GPAI”

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20CC: Open Works from CC’s 20th Anniversary

During 2021–2022, CC has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of our founding in 2001 and the first release of the CC licenses in 2002, successfully concluding an ambitious fundraising campaign to support programs like Open Culture, Open Climate, and Open Education, and to help ensure CC’s ongoing sustainability. In November 2022, CC brought the 20th anniversary celebration to an official … Read More “20CC: Open Works from CC’s 20th Anniversary”