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Do not feed the trolls

Recently, there has been an increase in threatened and actual lawsuits involving CC licensed works, and in some cases, license enforcement has even become a business model. We have now learned that even long-time friend and contributor to Creative Commons, Cory Doctorow, has been targeted. Put simply, “license-enforcement-as-business model” is a perversion of the founding … Read More “Do not feed the trolls”

Episode 3: Open Culture VOICES – Temitope Odumosu

  New week, new episode of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 3: Open Culture VOICES – Temitope Odumosu”

Episode 2: Open Culture VOICES – Jonathan Hernández

  We are back with the second episode of Open Culture VOICES, a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled … Read More “Episode 2: Open Culture VOICES – Jonathan Hernández”

It’s been a busy start of the year for open culture at CC! Here’s an update

Since June 2021, thanks to a grant by the Arcadia Fund, Creative Commons has been developing our Open Culture / Open GLAM program to help transform institutions and support them as they embrace open culture and all the benefits it creates for themselves and their communities. Our core task is to enable galleries, libraries, archives … Read More “It’s been a busy start of the year for open culture at CC! Here’s an update”

Open Minds Podcast: Brigitte Vézina of Creative Commons

Hello Creative Commoners, we are back with another episode of Open Minds… from Creative Commons. This month at Creative Commons, we are celebrating better sharing of Open Culture! In this episode, Brigitte Vézina, CC’s Director of Policy, Open Culture, and GLAM, shares everything you need to know about the Creative Commons Open Culture / Open … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Brigitte Vézina of Creative Commons”

Episode 1: Open Culture VOICES – Medhavi Gandhi

  We are excited to share the first episode of Open Culture VOICES, a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re … Read More “Episode 1: Open Culture VOICES – Medhavi Gandhi”

Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently allocated $1M to Creative Commons (CC) in honor of CC’s 20th Anniversary. This three-year, general operating support will help foster CC’s commitment to Better Sharing by addressing equity gaps and unequal balances of power in the open ecosystem. The internet has global ownership with people … Read More “Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing”

Better Internet Series: Access to Information and Knowledge

See our article introducing this series. This article is part of a series of five articles detailing breakout sessions from the 2021 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit related to imagining a Better Internet. Throughout 2021, community partners interested in building a “better internet” have been coming together for conversations. Some partners joined as an opportunity … Read More “Better Internet Series: Access to Information and Knowledge”

Assessing cultural heritage institutions’ needs related to CC’s public domain tools

On January 1, 2022, and throughout the month of January, Creative Commons (CC) is celebrating Public Domain Day, welcoming copyright works into the public domain, where they become freely available for the public to use, reuse and modify.  As part of our Open Culture / GLAM program’s celebration of Public Domain Day, we are reaching … Read More “Assessing cultural heritage institutions’ needs related to CC’s public domain tools”

Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information … Read More “Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training”