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Wiki Loves Monuments: bringing open to Pakistan

Faisal Maseet / Khalid Mahmood / CC BY-SA Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most successful free culture events worldwide. A global photo competition organized by local Wikimedia chapters and groups, it has been running since 2010 and has grown larger each year. For 2014, we speak to Saqib Qayyum from Wikimedia Pakistan about […]

CC Salon in San Francisco: Public Domain FTW!

Source photo: Philipp Henzler, CC0 RSVP on EventbriteRSVP on Facebook September 9, 20146:30 – 8:30 PM Pacific timeGeneral Assembly, 501 Folsom St (1st and Folsom)San Francisco, CA 94105Public Transportation: Close to Embarcadero BART, Montgomery BART, or San Francisco Caltrain Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and General Assembly are excited to announce a salon on Tuesday, […]

The 2nd OER Summer Camp on Luxi Island of CC China Mainland

The following is a guest post by LIUPing, members of the CC China Mainland Affiliate team and the School of Open community. Below is a description of the 2nd CC China Mainland open educational resources (OER) summer camp (30th June to 8th July 2014) for the children of Luxi Island, a remote island off the […]

MapWorks Learning combines OER and open data to protect threatened biodiversity

Mangrove forests have been described by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the world’s most threatened tropical ecosystems. In an effort to protect and raise awareness around this problem, MapWorks Learning launched the first of what they plan to make an annual Mapathon for ecological preservation and learning. The inaugural event engaged schools, universities, […]

Time is running out: We all need to support a fair and neutral Internet

Today a large group of companies and organizations are raising awareness about the importance of net neutrality by joining the Internet Slowdown campaign. The action asks what would happen if large internet service providers (ISPs) and cable companies get their way and are able to squash net neutrality. Net neutrality is the concept that ISPs should […]

Creative Commons launches School of Open events in Tanzania and Nigeria

Today and tomorrow the School of Open launches in Tanzania and Nigeria in conjunction with Mozilla Maker Party! (SOO logo here. Earth icon licensed CC BY by Erin Standley from the Noun Project.) In Tanzania, CC Tanzania is hosting a creative event for kids at the Open University of Tanzania, the first university in the […]

Hey, CC musicians! Enter the Free! Music! Contest!

Every year, our friends at Musikpiraten e.V. host the Free! Music! Contest to find the best Creative Commons–licensed music of the year. CC is proud to serve as a partner in this awesome tradition. This year, anyone who preorders the album of winning selections earns the right to vote for their favorite entries. From the […]

Daily awesome from the internet: CC presents the Thing of the Day

When you go searching for Creative Commons–licensed content, you never know what you'll find. Sometimes you'll find the exact photo or piece of sound you were looking for, and sometimes you'll find something you never could have imagined. We've created a new Tumblr blog to celebrate those unusual, beautiful, and quirky CC finds from around […]

Why are we prosecuting students for sharing knowledge?

In July the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote about the predicament that Colombian student Diego Gomez found himself in after he shared a research article online. Gomez is a graduate student in conservation and wildlife management at a small university. He has generally poor access to many of the resources and databases that would help him […]

School of Open Africa launch event in Kenya tomorrow!

Following on the heels of School of Open Africa launch events in Tanzania and Nigeria last weekend, School of Open Kenya is hosting its own tomorrow to kick off training for four high schools in Nairobi. (SOO logo here. Earth icon licensed CC BY by Erin Standley from the Noun Project.) Called Popjam, this SOO […]

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