An Open Letter to TPP Negotiators: Copyright Term Extension Makes No Sense

EFF / CC BY Today, Creative Commons and over 35 other organizations published an open letter urging negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to rescind a proposal to extend copyright terms by another 20 years beyond its current, mandatory term. This week, 12 Pacific rim countries are meeting in Ottawa, Canada, to continue secret negotiations … Read More “An Open Letter to TPP Negotiators: Copyright Term Extension Makes No Sense”

School of Open: Copyright & Creative Commons for Educators Courses Now Open for Sign-up

Is copyright a little fuzzy? / Elias Bizannes / CC BY-SA Following on the heels of “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond,” three more School of Open courses are now open for sign-up. They are: 1. Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) This course will equip Australian educators with the copyright knowledge to confidently use copyright … Read More “School of Open: Copyright & Creative Commons for Educators Courses Now Open for Sign-up”

Supporting Copyright Reform

Today Creative Commons released a policy statement expressing its support for copyright reform efforts around the world. Creative Commons (CC) has enabled a new approach to copyright licensing over the last ten years. CC licenses facilitate novel social, educational, technological, and business practices, and support productive relationships around networked knowledge and culture. We are dedicated … Read More “Supporting Copyright Reform”

Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA's new anti-piracy campaign for kids

Adventures in copyright / opensourceway / CC BY-SA It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and top internet service providers are drafting curriculum to teach kids in California elementary schools that copying is wrong, or as Wired.com puts it, “Downloading is Mean!” This … Read More “Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA's new anti-piracy campaign for kids”