Esther Wojcicki becomes CC's Vice Chair, focused on learning and education

We’re excited to announce that Esther Wojcicki, current Chair of the Creative Commons board, esteemed and award-winning teacher, and leader at the nexus of education and technology, will become CC’s Vice Chair focused on learning and education. CC’s current CEO, Joi Ito, will step into the role of both Chair and CEO. “Creative Commons continues … Read More “Esther Wojcicki becomes CC's Vice Chair, focused on learning and education”

Marking and Tagging the Public Domain: An Invitation to Comment

Almost 1½ years have passed since we launched CC0 v1.0, our public domain waiver that allows rights holders to place a work as nearly as possible into the public domain, worldwide, prior to the expiration of copyright. CC0 has proven a valuable tool for governments, scientists, data providers, providers of bibliographic data, and many others … Read More “Marking and Tagging the Public Domain: An Invitation to Comment”

U.S. Department of Education includes OER in notice of proposed priorities for grant programs

Today the U.S. Department of Education took another big step in supporting open educational resources (OER). In the Federal Register, the Department released a notice of proposed priorities (NPP): The Secretary of Education proposes priorities that the Department of Education (Department) may use for any appropriate discretionary grant program in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and future years … Read More “U.S. Department of Education includes OER in notice of proposed priorities for grant programs”

CERN supports Creative Commons

Creative Commons is deeply honored to announce CERN corporate support at the “creator level”. CERN is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions–home of the Large Hadron Collider and birthplace of the web. This donation comes on the occasion of the publication under Creative Commons licenses of the first results of LHC experiments. Dr. Salvatore … Read More “CERN supports Creative Commons”

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Adopts CC BY for All Competitive Grants

The Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) recently adopted an open licensing policy for the competitive grants they administer: All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License … [and] applies to all funding sources (state, … Read More “Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Adopts CC BY for All Competitive Grants”