Final arguments in the case against Diego Gomez will be presented on August 10. Gomez is a Colombian graduate student who shared an academic paper without permission online and received a criminal copyright complaint from the author. If convicted, Gomez faces a 4-8 year prison sentence and a significant monetary fine. Over the last year, we’ve highlighted … Read More “Show your support for Diego Gomez this week!”
In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. By way of some background, I am currently the digital publishing manager at the African branch of Cambridge University Press (CUP), … Read More “The changing role of the publisher in the age of plenty”
What if the future of eco-housing is remixable, inexpensive, collaborative, open sourced, freely licensed, and accessible to all?
The delightfully quirky sewing site Make my Pattern.com is the work of self-proclaimed “sewcialist” Joost de Cock, a Belgian designer with a flair for fashion. When he started Make my Pattern, de Cock set out to solve a major issue for amateur sewers: patterns fit best when hand-drafted, but hand-drafting is inaccessible to most hobbyists. … Read More “Let’s make some clothes: Joost de Cock on Make my Pattern”
‘Awesome’ by Sam Howzit, CC BY 2.0 on Flickr One of the greatest strengths of the Creative Commons organization is the dedicated volunteers worldwide who help build openly licensed projects and educate the public about CC in their local communities and internationally. A few months ago, we provided mini grants to these communities through The … Read More “CC is Awesome!”
In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. I had the privilege of participating in the second Institute for Open Leadership (IOL), held in Cape Town and hosted by … Read More “Creative Commons and Museu da Imigração: notes on a Brazilian experience”
Tive a grata oportunidade de participar do segundo Institute for Open Leadership (IOL), realizado na Cidade do Cabo e promovido pelo Creative Commons e pela Open Policy Network. Além de mim, o instituto recebeu pessoas de vários lugares do mundo, todos com projetos incríveis. Nos últimos nove anos, tenho atuado na área de documentação em museus … Read More “Creative Commons e Museu da Imigração: notas sobre uma experiência brasileira”