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Letters for Bassel

#FreeBassel / David Kindler / CC BY We’ve written several times on this blog about Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian Creative Commons community leader who’s been imprisoned since March 2012 without having had any charges brought against him. European Parliament members Charles Tannock and Ana Gomes recently submitted an official question to the Parliament leadership concerning … Read More “Letters for Bassel”

Why we choose open

I promise to keep this short. I wanted to share a note we received from CC donor Dorothea Salo: When I was a librarian hired to run an institutional repository, CC licenses helped me cut through copyright thickets with worried-but-interested faculty. CC’s unwavering support for free culture, and promotion of its benefits, demonstrated every day … Read More “Why we choose open”

Copyright Week: Tools and policies for building and defending a robust public domain

The public domain is the DNA of creativity. Whereby current copyright law requires permission in order to use a work, the public domain is a copyright-free zone whereby anyone can use the work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law. One way works rise into the public domain is when the copyright protection term … Read More “Copyright Week: Tools and policies for building and defending a robust public domain”

Policy Projects at CC: Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership

Over the last year we’ve been working on developing two new projects: the Open Policy Network and the Institute for Open Leadership. Both of these initiatives arise out of a direct identified need from the Creative Commons community. Let’s explain a bit more about each of these projects. Overview Over the last several years, Creative … Read More “Policy Projects at CC: Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership”