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Connor Benedict

Open Culture Coordinator
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Connor is a Kaospilot with a background in project management, organisational development, and process design. He has worked around the world on various projects within arts, culture, and community activism. At Creative Commons he supports the Open Culture Program with logistics, project management, production and design activities that help make Open Access a reality for cultural heritage organisations everywhere.

Posts by Connor Benedict

Celebrating the Public Domain in the Capital of Europe

Open Culture

Last week, Creative Commons took part in the International Public Domain Day celebration at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels. Two engaging roundtables were hosted, delving into copyright issues concerning the public domain and its future. The event united advocates for open access to cultural heritage, featuring presentations on topics like the monetization and decolonization of the public domain, as well as updates on the Europeana Public Domain Charter. Creative Commons introduced new guidelines published in February aimed at encouraging users to reference institutions when utilizing public domain cultural heritage materials.

Recap & Recording: “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution”

Open Culture

In January we hosted a webinar titled “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution” discussing the intersection of indigenous knowledge and open sharing. Our conversation spanned a variety of topics regarding indigenous sovereignty over culture, respectful terminology, and the legacy of colonialism and how it still exists today.