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Human Services Taxonomy

[written in collaboration with Erine A. Gray, founder, Aunt Bertha and the Open Eligibility Project] Text-based search is powerful. However, as more and more information is digitized and made available on the internet, the effectiveness of text-based search could stand to be supplemented with other technologies. Aunt Bertha, an Austin, TX–based B Corporation, focuses on … Read More “Human Services Taxonomy”

European directive on collective rights management: Collecting societies must allow use of CC licenses

Today the JURI (legal affairs) committee of the European Parliament approved the compromise text of the proposed directive on collective rights management in the EU (478 KB PDF, passages in bold are changes from the original proposal). The main objective of the directive is to facilitate the licensing of music throughout Europe (which is currently … Read More “European directive on collective rights management: Collecting societies must allow use of CC licenses”

Press release: Creative Commons launches Version 4.0 of its license suite

Download the press release (67 KB PDF). Creative Commons launches Version 4.0 of its license suiteRefreshed copyright licenses function globally and cover new rights Mountain View, CA, November 26, 2013: Creative Commons (CC) announced today that Version 4.0 of its licensing suite is now available for use worldwide. This announcement comes at the end of … Read More “Press release: Creative Commons launches Version 4.0 of its license suite”

CC to European Commission: No restrictions on PSI re-use

Creative Commons has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on recommended standard licenses, datasets and charging for the re-use of public sector information (PSI). See our response here. The Commission asked for comments on these issues in light of the adoption of the new Directive on re-use of public sector information. The Directive 1) brings … Read More “CC to European Commission: No restrictions on PSI re-use”