Creative Commons Calls on the EU to Show Clear Support for Waiving COVID Vaccine Patents

The news yesterday from US trade Ambassador Katherine Tait that the Biden-Harris administration supports waiving IP protections for COVID vaccines is not just welcome, it is laying a stake in the ground for others to follow. The hesitancy of both the EU and UK to support the US places them on the wrong side of … Read More “Creative Commons Calls on the EU to Show Clear Support for Waiving COVID Vaccine Patents”

PIJIP at American University to Lead the Open COVID Pledge

We are pleased to announce today that our friends at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law have taken over leadership and stewardship of the Open COVID Pledge (OCP). Last year, Creative Commons joined forces with an international group of volunteer researchers, scientists, academics, and lawyers … Read More “PIJIP at American University to Lead the Open COVID Pledge”

A New Era of Open? COVID-19 and the Pursuit for Equitable Solutions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Creative Commons published an article titled, “Now Is the Time for Open Access Policies—Here’s Why” in March 2020. We felt it imperative to underscore the importance of open access, specifically open science, in times of crisis. A lot has changed since March of last year and it’s important to … Read More “A New Era of Open? COVID-19 and the Pursuit for Equitable Solutions”

Panel: A New Era of Open? COVID-19 and the Pursuit for Equitable Solutions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Creative Commons published an article titled, “Now Is the Time for Open Access Policies—Here’s Why” in March 2020. A lot has changed since then and it’s important to assess the progress made and take a hard look at the dangers ahead. In this panel, we’ll examine the fields of … Read More “Panel: A New Era of Open? COVID-19 and the Pursuit for Equitable Solutions”

Internationalizing the Open COVID Pledge: Translations and Outreach

“United Nations Headquarters” by United Nations Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 As an important part of our stewardship of the Open COVID Pledge, we are pleased to announce that the Pledge is now available in all six of the official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. This … Read More “Internationalizing the Open COVID Pledge: Translations and Outreach”

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin walks on lunar surface near leg of Lunar Module

From Historic Images to Galactic Datasets: A Look at NASA’s Mission to Be Open

It’s July 20, 1969.  Along with 600 million people, nine-year-old Chris Hadfield is glued to his television—watching intently as American astronaut Neil Armstrong glides down the ladder of the Lunar Module, and in one swift pounce, touches the dust of a familiar yet alien world. His words forever immortalized, “That’s one small step for man, … Read More “From Historic Images to Galactic Datasets: A Look at NASA’s Mission to Be Open”

Just One Giant Lab Co-Founder Leo Blondel on the Power of Community and Open Source During COVID-19

Thousands of strangers working together, almost entirely online, to effectively solve an urgent, global challenge is remarkable—and it’s happening, right now. Recently, we published a post titled, “Open-Source Medical Hardware: What You Should Know and What You Can Do” examining the collaborative efforts by volunteer groups, universities, and research centers to solve the medical supply … Read More “Just One Giant Lab Co-Founder Leo Blondel on the Power of Community and Open Source During COVID-19”