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Yuanxiao serves as Counsel at Creative Commons. Prior to joining CC, Yuanxiao worked as a Consultant at the Dramatists Guild of America and as a Copyright Specialist at the University of Michigan. In these roles, Yuanxiao enjoyed educating and empowering authors and scholars, many of whom could not afford commercial legal representation.
Yuanxiao received her B.A. in English Literature from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) and J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Yuanxiao is licensed to practice law in New York.
Brigitte Vézina, the Director of Policy and Open Culture, has facilitated the CC Copyright Platform for the past three years since the Platform’s relaunch in 2020. This year, the CC legal team—Kat Walsh and Yuanxiao Xu—is taking over the facilitator role for the Copyright Platform. The Creative Commons Copyright Platform is a collaborative space for…
As part of Creative Commons’ key strategic goal of Better Sharing, we have taken a firm stance against mandatory content filtering on the internet. In new proposed legislation, the U.S. Congress is now raising mandatory content filtering again as a tool to eliminate infringement of copyrighted works. For those who are new to the discussion,…