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Creative Commons Launches Third Annual Fundraising Campaign

Creative Commons Launches Third Annual Fundraising Campaign San Francisco, CA USA — October 1, 2007 Today, Creative Commons officially launched its third annual fundraising campaign. The past two fundraising campaigns generated vital financial support for Creative Commons. This year, the organization is asking its community for help in raising funds before January 1, 2008. “Our … Read More “Creative Commons Launches Third Annual Fundraising Campaign”

Creative Commons @ 5 years

Five years ago this December, we launched Creative Commons. At a party with music by DJ Spooky, and video endorsements by John Perry Barlow and (the late) Jack Valenti, we began to implement a gaggle of legal hacks to let the copyright system better reflect the views of many artists, authors, educators, and scientists. Some … Read More “Creative Commons @ 5 years”

Neurocommons in the news

New on the Science Commons blog … Pharmaceutical companies may soon be adopting Semantic Web standards and technology if they haven’t already, according to a recent piece in Chemical & Engineering News. The cover story, “The Semantic Web: Pharma researchers Adopt an Orphan Internet Standard”, looks at the desirability of such search technology and functionality … Read More “Neurocommons in the news”

Creative Commons Announces New Vice President and General Counsel

Creative Commons is extremely pleased to welcome Virginia Rutledge as Vice President and General Counsel. This is an extraordinary hire. One press release quote, from William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google: I applaud Creative Commons for its inspired choice of Virginia Rutledge as Vice President and General Counsel. Virginia’s background in academia, the art … Read More “Creative Commons Announces New Vice President and General Counsel”

Creative Commons Announces New Vice President and General Counsel

October 1, 2007 — San Francisco, CA, USA Virginia Rutledge has been named Vice President and General Counsel of Creative Commons, the organization announced today. In this position, Rutledge will oversee Creative Commons’s legal affairs, lead initiatives focused on the arts, and create partnerships with arts and cultural institutions both in the U.S. and internationally. … Read More “Creative Commons Announces New Vice President and General Counsel”

Revver pays $1 million to video creators and promoters

Earlier this month Revver announced that it had paid $1 million to video creators and promoters over the past year. Revver has been a pioneer in combining CC licensing (videos on Revver are licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) and compensation to creators via an ad-based model. Creative Commons used Revver as part of its fall fundraising campaign … Read More “Revver pays $1 million to video creators and promoters”