It’s been a long journey for CC Panama! As our newest official global community member, they have been growing their organization since 2014 and have emerged as a leading voice in the Central American knowledge commons. Their work spans many of the Creative Commons program areas, including open education, arts and culture, and advocacy. The … Read More “Introducing CC Panama!”
This post from Aris Maro of CC Tanzania outlines their work in support of the Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of small grants designed to help commoners work on projects that make their communities stronger. Thank you to CC Tanzania for their advocacy work in providing valuable information as representatives of Creative Commons ideals. … Read More “CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training”
In the unlikely chance you haven’t noticed, it’s Election Day in the United States. For the past few months, we’ve been sharing resources from the commons to help you get informed, get excited, and most importantly, get voting! Below are some of our favorite election related resources from this year from the commons: Our profile … Read More “Election resources from the Commons: A guide for Election Day”
This year, Creative Commons is running our first Awesome Fund, a series of small grants to promote the activities of our global community. In October, CC Mongolia ran a workshop to promote national culture and language in the Buryat Republic of Russia as part of their Awesome Fund grant. A full report on their activities can be … Read More “Awesome Fund workshop to promote national culture and language in the Buryat Republic of Russia”
What happens when you put 30 passionate commoners accustomed to meeting only online in a lovely conference venue in an historic city? Lots of talking, group updates, big plans being made, old and new issues being tackled, great projects presented, and new designs of collaboration schemes.
We’ve submitted a proposal to get the Creative Commons logo, license, and public domain icons into Unicode (more specifically, the Universal Coded Character Set or UCS).
In keeping with this year’s Open Access theme “Open in Action,” Creative Commons and Authors Alliance are pleased to announce a new tool that empowers authors to learn about whether and when they can terminate licensing arrangements they have made with publishers that prevent them from sharing their works openly.
Since 2014, CC has published an annual State of the Commons report that tracks the growth of CC-licensed content on the web. Last year, we reported a milestone of 1 billion CC-licensed works in the commons. This year, we are shifting our reporting focus to align with our new strategy. Quantitatively, we will still report … Read More “2016 State of the Commons: Call for submissions”
Next weekend, 30 participants from 15 different countries will meet for a regional meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. In this packed weekend, we will work on a variety of subjects such as Copyright Reform during a School of Rocking Copyright session, OER and Open Science, CC Business models, Tech and Infrastructure, and we’ll also kick … Read More “Announcing the CC Europe meeting!”