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An Open Letter from Artists Using Generative AI

Better Internet, Open Creativity, Technology
A bluish surrealist painting generated by the DALL-E 2 AI platform showing a small grayish human figure holding a gift out to a larger robot that has its arms extended and a head like a cello. Better Sharing With AI” by Creative Commons was generated by the DALL-E 2 AI platform with the text prompt “A surrealist painting in the style of Salvador Dali of a robot giving a gift to a person playing a cello.” CC dedicates any rights it holds to the image to the public domain via CC0.

As part of Creative Commons’ ongoing community consultation on generative AI, CC has engaged with a wide variety of stakeholders, including artists and content creators, about how to help make generative AI work better for everyone. Certainly, many artists have significant concerns about AI, and we continue to explore the many ways they might be…

Exploring Preference Signals for AI Training

Better Internet, Open Culture, Technology
Close up photo of three round metal signs lying haphazardly on a stony path, each with a big white arrow pointing in a different direction, embossed on a greenish-blue background. "Choices" by Derek Bruff, here cropped, licensed via CC BY-NC 2.0.

One of the motivations for founding Creative Commons (CC) was offering more choices for people who wish to share their works openly. Through engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders, we heard frustrations with the “all or nothing” choices they seemed to face with copyright. Instead they wanted to let the public share and reuse…

Understanding CC Licenses and Generative AI

Better Internet, Licenses & Tools, Open Creativity, Technology
A black and white illustration of a group of human figures in silhouette using unrecognizable tools to work on a giant Creative Commons icon. CC Icon Statue” by Creative Commons, generated in part by the DALL-E 2 AI platform. CC dedicates any rights it holds to this image to the public domain via CC0.

Many wonder what role CC licenses, and CC as an organization, can and should play in the future of generative AI. The legal and ethical uncertainty over using copyrighted inputs for training, the uncertainty over the legal status and best practices around works produced by generative AI, and the implications for this technology on the…

CC at Wikimania 2023

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A graphic with white text The CC icon in white next to “Wikimania 2023 Red” all on top of “Wikimania 2023 Background 1920x1080 - Red.png”, both by Adien Gunarta and Naila Rahmah for Wikimedia Foundation and dedicated to the public domain via CC0 1.0.

CC is thrilled to be partnering with the Wikimedia Foundation to make Wikimania 2023 a reality. The gathering takes place 16–19 August both in Singapore and online. Whether you can make it to Singapore or not, register now to attend, participate, and access recorded sessions. The CC and Wikimedian communities overlap in many ways and…

NYC Symposium: Generative AI & the Creativity Cycle

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Generated by AI: A white robot with a look of concentration on their face, wearing a red cap and robe, painting an empty gold picture frame with a brush that has an abstract flower growing up from its handle. Detail from “AI Outputs” by CC0.

Are you thinking about how generative artificial intelligence (AI) intersects with creativity? Or how it draws from existing works and collections? Or enables new understandings of culture? Join Creative Commons in NYC on 13 September 2023 for a full-day symposium focused on the intersection of generative artificial intelligence, cultural heritage, and contemporary creativity. This event…

Supporting Open Source and Open Science in the EU AI Act

Better Internet
An abstract European Union flag of diffused gold stars linked by golden neural pathways on a deep blue mottled background. "EU Flag Neural Network" by Creative Commons was cropped from an image generated by the DALL-E 2 AI platform with the text prompt "European Union flag neural network." CC dedicates any rights it holds to the image to the public domain via CC0.

As the EU seeks to finalize its landmark AI Act, CC has joined with Eleuther AI, GitHub, Hugging Face, LAION, and Open Future in offering suggestions for how the Act can better support open source and open science. As we’ve said before, we welcome the EU’s leadership on defining a regulatory framework around AI and…

Update and Next Steps on CC’s AI Community Consultation

Better Internet
Generated by AI: An abstract green, gold, and pink illustration of plants and circuit boards. “Plant Circuits” by Creative Commons was generated by the DALL-E 2 AI platform with the text prompt “vines and digital circuit boards in the style of Erté.” CC dedicates any rights it holds to the image to the public domain via CC0.

We’re nearly halfway through 2023 and this year has already been an eventful one for generative artificial intelligence (AI), presenting unique challenges and opportunities for the Creative Commons (CC) community of creators who embrace open sharing. From the community and beyond, we are seeing urgent demands for support in navigating AI’s implications for the commons.…

CC Joins Key AI Panel in Brussels

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A heavily pixelated blue European Union flag with pixels scattered across it in different colors. “EU Pixelated” by Creative Commons was cropped from an image generated by the DALL-E 2 AI platform with the text prompt “pixel art of computer code streaming across an EU flag.” CC dedicates any rights it holds to the image to the public domain via CC0.

As a part of CC’s continuing engagement in policy to shape generative artificial intelligence (AI), Brigitte Vézina, our Director of Policy and Open Culture, participated in a June session hosted by the European Internet Forum: Generative AI, Art & copyright: from creative machines to human-powered tools. The panel was held in the framework of EU…

European Parliament Gives Green Light to AI Act, Moving EU Toward Finalizing the World’s Leading Regulation of AI

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Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its position in plenary on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. This is the culmination of a months-long process whereby thousands of pages of amended text have been pored over by policymakers, civil society and industry alike. The strong, cross-party endorsement (499 votes in favor, 28 against and 93 abstentions)…

Disruption: Creator Edition — Unveiling the Program & Speakers

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A photo of people attending a talk at a conference, bright colors, cartoon style. “Interactive conference” by Anna Tumadóttir for Creative Commons was generated by Dall-E with the text prompt “People attending a talk at a conference, bright colors, cartoon style.” CC dedicates any rights it holds to the image to the public domain via CC0.

Join us in-person on 14 June at “Disruption: Creator Edition” as we explore the profound influence of generative AI on creativity across multiple industries. In collaboration with the team at EQTY Lab, and with Nonny de la Peña of the Arizona State University California Center, Creative Commons welcomes our community to join us next week…