The Power of Open: over 400 million CC-licensed works, with increasing freedom

The Power of Open, released last week, demonstrates the impact of Creative Commons through stories of successful use of our tools by artists, educators, scientists, and institutions of all types. The book also features two pages sketching the socio-economic value (separately, we’re looking at this in-depth; follow these posts) and numerical adoption of CC tools. … Read More “The Power of Open: over 400 million CC-licensed works, with increasing freedom”

Job: Metrics Engineer

Photo: Metric mania by batega / CC BY Like code and numbers? Creative Commons is working to make its websites more metrics-driven and data and reporting on CC adoption globally and within fields such as Open Educational Resources and Open Access publishing more available and regular. We’re seeking to fill a contract metrics engineer position … Read More “Job: Metrics Engineer”

Jamendo reaches 20,000 albums

Congratulations to Jamendo: 20,000 albums? We can hardly believe it! Well, it seems like just a few months ago we were celebrating 10,000 albums published on jamendo and this weekend we passed the 20,000 album mark! Actually, it was 11 months ago to be precise. Look at it this way and you’ll understand why we’re the first to be impressed with … Read More “Jamendo reaches 20,000 albums”

Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape

Hopefully, everyone that supports CC also knows that we’re a non-profit organization. As such, we rely on individual, corporate, and foundation support to sustain our operations. This past spring, CC submitted a proposal called Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape to the Social Science Research Center (SSRC). This grant would fund … Read More “Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape”