Policy Projects at CC: Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership

Over the last year we’ve been working on developing two new projects: the Open Policy Network and the Institute for Open Leadership. Both of these initiatives arise out of a direct identified need from the Creative Commons community. Let’s explain a bit more about each of these projects. Overview Over the last several years, Creative … Read More “Policy Projects at CC: Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership”

Creative Commons 4.0 BY and BY-SA licenses approved conformant with the Open Definition

In November we released version 4.0 of the Creative Commons license suite, and today the Open Definition Advisory Council approved the CC 4.0 Attribution (BY) and Attribution-ShareAlike (BY-SA) International licenses as conformant with the Open Definition. The Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content…It can be summed up … Read More “Creative Commons 4.0 BY and BY-SA licenses approved conformant with the Open Definition”

Conclusions from the European Commission PSI consultation

Last month, Creative Commons and several other groups responded to the European Commission’s consultation on licensing, datasets and charging for the re-use of public sector information (PSI). See our response here. There were 355 submissions to the questionnaire (spreadsheet download), apparently from all EU Member States except Cyprus. The Commission hosted a hearing (PDF of … Read More “Conclusions from the European Commission PSI consultation”

European Commission announces public consultation on the review of EU copyright rules

This post originally appears on the Communia Association blog. Creative Commons is a founding member and active participant in Communia. Last week Thursday the European Commission launched its much anticipated public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules. This consultation is the first visible sign of the second track of the Commission’s attempt … Read More “European Commission announces public consultation on the review of EU copyright rules”

CC to European Commission: No restrictions on PSI re-use

Creative Commons has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on recommended standard licenses, datasets and charging for the re-use of public sector information (PSI). See our response here. The Commission asked for comments on these issues in light of the adoption of the new Directive on re-use of public sector information. The Directive 1) brings … Read More “CC to European Commission: No restrictions on PSI re-use”

Launch of the Open Access Button

Today marks the launch of the Open Access Button, a browser bookmark tool that allows users to report when they hit paywalled access to academic articles and discover open access versions of that research. The button was created by university students David Carroll and Joseph McArthur, and announced at the Berlin 11 Student and Early … Read More “Launch of the Open Access Button”