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UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons

The New UNESCO House in Paris United Nations Photo / CC BY-NC-ND UNESCO has announced a new Open Access Repository making more than 300 digital reports, books and articles available to the world under the Creative Commons IGO licenses. From UNESCO’s press release: “Currently, the Repository contains works in some 12 languages, including major UNESCO … Read More “UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons”

Creative Commons welcomes new energy and expertise onto its board

Download the press release (118 KB PDF) Updated board and advisory council listing Creative Commons, a globally-focused nonprofit that provides legal and technological tools for sharing and collaboration, welcomed eight new members to its board of directors today. It also announced a new advisory council to complement the board and provide input and feedback to … Read More “Creative Commons welcomes new energy and expertise onto its board”

What we've built together

Pick Team Open.Support Creative Commons. On this date in 2002, we launched the first Creative Commons license suite. But it’s what happened next that matters. Thousands of creators started using CC licenses to share their works, everything from film to educational resources to science research. And sometime between then and now, the world changed a … Read More “What we've built together”

Holiday albums from ccMixter

If you’re not familiar with ccMixter, you should be. It’s an amazing community for downloading and sharing CC-licensed, remixable music and samples. ccMixter has released two albums of holiday music this year; you can buy them or receive them for free for becoming a ccMixter supporter. From the press release: Season of Gratitude was first … Read More “Holiday albums from ccMixter”

European Commission announces public consultation on the review of EU copyright rules

This post originally appears on the Communia Association blog. Creative Commons is a founding member and active participant in Communia. Last week Thursday the European Commission launched its much anticipated public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules. This consultation is the first visible sign of the second track of the Commission’s attempt … Read More “European Commission announces public consultation on the review of EU copyright rules”