Creative Commons’ Response to Wikimedia Foundation’s WIPO Observer Application Being Blocked

Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that the Wikimedia Foundation’s application for observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was blocked due to opposition by China for the second time after its initial application in 2020. Creative Commons has been an accredited observer at WIPO since 2005. WIPO is the UN agency that … Read More “Creative Commons’ Response to Wikimedia Foundation’s WIPO Observer Application Being Blocked”

In Support of the Wikimedia Foundation WIPO Application

One of our roles at Creative Commons involves influencing policy making at the international level. This is a role we can fulfill notably thanks to our permanent observer status with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the UN agency that shapes international intellectual property (IP) law. However, a few days ago, the Wikimedia Foundation’s application … Read More “In Support of the Wikimedia Foundation WIPO Application”

Help bridge our open communities: Open Coalition Project Coordinator Job

Construction of the Story Bridge, Brisbane, 1939 / State Library Queensland / No known copyright restrictions Last November, a bunch of us from Wikimedia, Mozilla, P2PU, OKFN, Creative Commons, School of Open, and other communities got together for a session at Mozfest called “Collaborations across the Open Space.” That session not only laid the groundwork … Read More “Help bridge our open communities: Open Coalition Project Coordinator Job”

WikiEducator, Connexions, and MediaWiki join forces in OER Remix Project

In case you haven’t heard, WikiEducator‘s Wayne Mackintosh announced earlier this week that they were joining forces with Connexions “to provide educators with greater freedom of choice to mix and match the best of two OER worlds, namely “producer-consumer” models with more traditional work flow approaches and commons-based peer production.” WikiEducator and Connexions are two … Read More “WikiEducator, Connexions, and MediaWiki join forces in OER Remix Project”

Our OVC Wrapup

We wanted to give big thanks to Ben, Dean, Elizabeth, Adi, and all the volunteers to helped make the fantastic Open Video Conference happen. Myself, Jane and Alex K were all in attendance on behalf of CC and we figured we’d post a wrap up about our experience at the conference. At the CC Salon … Read More “Our OVC Wrapup”

REMINDER: CC Salon NYC / OVC Pre-party is Thursday Night (+music & beer)

Just a reminder that the Creative Commons Salon NYC / Official Open Video Conference Pre-party is happening Thursday night! I’m also excited to announce that we’ve added a live acoustic set from CC musician Adam McHeffey (of FrostClick fame) as well as lots of cold beer sponsored by blip.tv! Here’s all the info: June’s Salon … Read More “REMINDER: CC Salon NYC / OVC Pre-party is Thursday Night (+music & beer)”