CC licenses and public domain tools help individuals, organisations, and public institutions better disseminate digital resources and data, breaking down the typical barriers associated with traditional “all rights reserved” copyright. At the same time, CC licenses can’t do everything for everyone. First, the licenses operate in the sphere of copyright and similar rights. They do … Read More “Traditional Knowledge and the Commons: The Open Movement, Listening, and Learning”
Last week, we launched a redesign of Creative Commons’ various license (aka “legal code”) pages. See one for yourself. In this post, I’ll spell out what the changes are and why we made them. The most obvious change we made is updating the overall look of the pages so that they resemble the rest of … Read More “We’ve Redesigned the CC License “Legal Code” Pages”
Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that a commercial copyshop may reproduce educational materials at the request of a school district that is using them under a CC BY-NC-SA license.
Over the next few months, we will be talking to users and creators of CC images, text, and data as part of updating the usability of CC tools in 2018. For our purposes, we are defining CC usability as both enhancing the experience of sharing and collaborating with CC’s current toolset, and conceiving of new … Read More “We are entering the Discovery phase of CC Usability”
For more than a decade, Creative Commons has developed and stewarded legal tools that give creators the opportunity to share their work on open terms.
In 1996 the European Union adopted the Database Directive, which aimed to harmonise the treatment of databases under copyright law and introduced the sui generis database right for non-original databases. Sui generis database rights are separate from copyright. They protect the “sweat of the brow” of the person who has made a substantial investment in obtaining, … Read More “The European Commission should repeal extra rights for databases”
The CC 4.0 licenses are now translated into Italian The official Italian translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses and CC0 waiver is now available! Led by CC Italy, the translations also benefited from the collaboration with CC Switzerland. The working group was hosted and coordinated by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at … Read More “Annuncia la traduzione 4.0 della licenza in Italiano!”
Yesterday we asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York for permission to file an amicus brief in litigation involving the operation of our BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.