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Updates on Open Culture Platform Activity Fund Winners 2023

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The faces of our seven winners appear in circles: Viviana Rangel, Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani, PhD., Seyi Osunade, Bukola James, Francis Quasie, Amber Osman, and Isaac Oloruntimilehin (from top left to bottom right). Photos courtesy of Viviana Rangel, Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani, PhD., Seyi Osunade, Bukola James, Francis Quasie, Amber Osman, and Isaac Oloruntimilehin (from top left to bottom right).

In 2023, the Creative Commons (CC) Open Culture Platform ran an open call for funded activities as part of our efforts to develop local, non-Western models of open culture, and to support the growth of the open culture movement around the world.

CC Certificate Translations in Slovak, Bengali, and localized French

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Side by Side, by Anina Takeff, licensed Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA) As we end 2023, we want to showcase the incredible work of CC community members to translate the CC Certificate content. Thanks to 21 volunteers this year and numerous volunteers in the past, the reading content of our CC Certificate training is now…

Introducing the Newest CC Chapter, CC Czech Republic!

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World Feature Image Credit: "World" icon by Guilherme Furtado (BR) via Noun Project.

The Czech CC Chapter is finally here! Our Chapter was founded by March 2020, as the first chapter meeting was held both offline and online by the core members of CC Czech Republic and CC supporters and enthusiasts in the vibrant city of Brno. The establishment of the Czech Chapter is an outcome of many…

Meet CC India, Our Next Feature for CC Network Fridays!

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After introducing the CC Italy Chapter to you in July, the CC Netherlands Chapter in August, CC Bangladesh Chapter in September, and CC Tanzania Chapter in October, we are now traveling to Asia again to introduce the CC India Chapter!  The Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) consists of 45 CC Country Chapters spread across the…

Making the CC Global Network Work Better for You

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World Feature Image Credit: "World" icon by Guilherme Furtado (BR) via Noun Project.

This post is written by Ethan Senack, a member of Creative Commons USA and the Global Network Council Executive Committee. Just over a year ago, the Executive Committee of the CC Global Network Council (GNC) launched an open process to collect feedback from all members on the network structure, with the purpose of understanding what…

We’re Happy to Introduce Our Newest CC Chapter: CC Austria!

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World Feature Image Credit: "World" icon by Guilherme Furtado (BR) via Noun Project.

We are excited to introduce to you the newest addition to the CC Chapter Network: CC Austria! In July, the CC Austria Chapter was founded (via video conference due to COVID-19). The core group of CC Austria members have been dealing with copyright matters in Austria for years; submitting statements on reforms of the Austrian…

Welcome to the New CC Chapter in Perú!

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World Feature Image Credit: "World" icon by Guilherme Furtado (BR) via Noun Project.

On Saturday August 15, 2020 we met online for the first official meeting of the Creative Commons Peru Chapter. The meeting was attended by 26 people and we had a great time!. Physical distancing was not a limitation for the success of this first encounter. On the contrary, the fact that the meeting took place…

German Public Broadcaster ZDF Releases Dozens of Videos Under CC Licenses

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In theory, publishing publicly funded television content under open licenses should be a no-brainer. As with publicly funded research, open licenses improve distribution, allow for remix creativity, and unlock access to popular free knowledge platforms such as Wikipedia. In practice, however, advocates of open licenses in the realm of public-service media face several hurdles, such…

Grant for the Web Announces Early Grantees

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Grant for the Web, the $100 million fund for efforts that utilize and build upon the Web Monetization standard, today announced $250,000 in funding for a small group of projects: Free Music Archive, Coronavirus Tech Handbook, DEV, and Grant for the Web Ambassadors. These “early grantees” represent the wide array of endeavors that this project…