Open Minds Podcast: Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Journalist and Tech Activist

Hello Creative Commoners! We are back with a new episode of CC’s Open Minds … from Creative Commons podcast. In this episode, Creative Commons’ General Counsel, Kat Walsh, sits down for an hour-long discussion with award winning science fiction author, journalist and technology activist, Cory Doctorow (craphound.com).  Cory is a renowned advocate for liberalizing copyright … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Journalist and Tech Activist”

Creative Commons 2021 State of the Commons Annual Report

We are pleased to present the 2021 Creative Commons State of the Commons Annual Report. This report showcases last year’s 20th Anniversary activities and also highlights important innovations, achievements, collaborations, conversations, and partnerships.   Last year, our anniversary was visually branded with a sunflower. This image represented CC’s commitment to BETTER SHARING of knowledge and culture … Read More “Creative Commons 2021 State of the Commons Annual Report”

Congratulations and Farewell

I’d like to share with our community a congratulation and a heartfelt farewell to staff in the Creative Commons legal team. First, CC is excited to announce that longtime CC staffer, Kat Walsh, has been promoted to CC General Counsel. Kat was on the CC legal team from 2012-2015 during the drafting and initial publication … Read More “Congratulations and Farewell”

We asked our CC Global Summit 2021 ‘Women in Open’ panel who their role models are. Here’s who they shone a spotlight on.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD) is #BreakTheBias, a global call to action that asks us all to take action and level the playing field. Whether intentional or unconscious, bias can make it difficult for women (trans, cis, femmes), nonbinary and gender-non-conforming folks to get ahead in life. Discrimination affects all industries, including … Read More “We asked our CC Global Summit 2021 ‘Women in Open’ panel who their role models are. Here’s who they shone a spotlight on.”

Open Minds Podcast: Angela DeBarger of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Hello Creative Commoners! This week is Open Education Week, and we are back with a new episode of CC’s podcast, Open Minds … from Creative Commons. In this episode, CC’s Director of Open Knowledge, Dr. Cable Green, sits down for a conversation with Open Education Advocate, Dr. Angela Haydel DeBarger. Angela is a Program Officer … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Angela DeBarger of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation”

Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently allocated $1M to Creative Commons (CC) in honor of CC’s 20th Anniversary. This three-year, general operating support will help foster CC’s commitment to Better Sharing by addressing equity gaps and unequal balances of power in the open ecosystem. The internet has global ownership with people … Read More “Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing”

Open Minds Podcast: Hessel van Oorschot of Tribe of Noise & Free Music Archive

Hi Creative Commoners! We’re back with the first episode of Open Minds  … from Creative Commons in 2022. In this episode, CC’s Ony Anukem sits down for a conversation with Hessel van Oorschot, founder and “Chief of Noise” of the online music business Tribe of Noise. Tribe of Noise is a music community that connects … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Hessel van Oorschot of Tribe of Noise & Free Music Archive”

A message from our CEO to the CC Community on Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary

Dear CC Community, It’s a very special day — today marks the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons’ founding! Twenty years ago, Creative Commons started with a simple, radical idea: to save the internet from “failed sharing” and create a world where everyone has access to knowledge and creativity. What began as a simple idea and … Read More “A message from our CEO to the CC Community on Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary”

Open Minds Podcast: Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary Special feat. Lawrence Lessig

Hi Creative Commoners! We’re back with a very special episode of CC’s podcast, Open Minds … from Creative Commons. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons! On this milestone episode of CC’s Open Minds podcast, join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons’ founding on December 19, 2021. We take you … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Creative Commons’ 20th Anniversary Special feat. Lawrence Lessig”