We Created a CC Style Guide; It’s Yours to Remix

Crafting and maintaining a consistent style is essential to establishing and promoting an organization’s brand.  As with any organization, Creative Commons’ (CC) brand should help CC build trust with its stakeholders and the broader open movement, as well as maintain and grow CC’s reputation, legitimacy, and leadership in the Global Commons. With that in mind, … Read More “We Created a CC Style Guide; It’s Yours to Remix”

The Pangolin Reports: CC Journalism About the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

Earlier this year, we met Patrick Böhler, a journalist and executive editor of SWI swissinfo.ch, the international news service of Switzerland’s public broadcaster. In our conversation, we discussed the ways that various media companies and journalistic projects have used Creative Commons licensing to increase public access to their stories. We were excited when Patrick circled … Read More “The Pangolin Reports: CC Journalism About the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal”

The Long Road to the Hall of Fame

Documentary “The Long Road to the Hall of Fame” Available Under CC License

In 2016, Creative Commons launched a small grant program called “The Awesome Fund.” In total, 19 grants funded a wide range of creative projects led by members of the CC network. The Long Road to the Hall of Fame One of the grant recipients was Réda Zine, an author, director, and producer based in Italy. … Read More “Documentary “The Long Road to the Hall of Fame” Available Under CC License”

Grant for the Web, a $100m Plan to Spur New Business Models for Online Creators

Good news for people and groups working on ways to empower creators: Today, Coil announced Grant for the Web, a new $100 million fund to benefit creators and promote innovation in web monetization. Grant for the Web is funded and led by Coil, in collaboration with Creative Commons and Mozilla. The fund hopes to address … Read More “Grant for the Web, a $100m Plan to Spur New Business Models for Online Creators”

ALA CC Book Cover

Book Preview: “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians”

Over the last several months, Creative Commons has collaborated with the American Library Association (ALA) on the first-ever print complement to the CC Certificate program—and we are thrilled to announce that the book will be available in November!   The CC Certificate program is Creative Commons’ official training in open licensing. It targets copyright law, CC … Read More “Book Preview: “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians””

You Loved the 2019 CC Global Summit Logo, So We Put it on a T-Shirt

We’re excited to release our latest Teespring campaign that features the artwork created by João Pombeiro for the 2019 CC Global Summit! When we asked Portuguese artist and filmmaker, João Pombeiro to design a logo for the 2019 CC Global Summit, we were confident he would create something that would capture the global movement for … Read More “You Loved the 2019 CC Global Summit Logo, So We Put it on a T-Shirt”