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Creative Commons France experiments with Ascribe to support copyleft through the Blockchain

Guestpost by Primavera De Filippi (CC France) Creative Commons France inaugurated the launch of the new website with a new tool that unlocks the value of the bitcoin blockchain for the benefit of the Free Culture movement. Ascribe enables creators to share their CC-licensed work without worry of loss of attribution. Over ten years ago, … Read More “Creative Commons France experiments with Ascribe to support copyleft through the Blockchain”

Announcing the Open Policy Network grant-funded projects

Last year Creative Commons and a global coalition of organizations launched the Open Policy Network in order to support the creation, adoption, and implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources. When open licenses are required for publicly funded resources, there is the potential to massively increase access to and … Read More “Announcing the Open Policy Network grant-funded projects”

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”