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Lessig to speak in San Francisco

Lawrence Lessig / Joi Ito / CC BY CC co-founder Lawrence Lessig will speak on January 8 at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. JCCSF has provided CC with a special discount code to share with our community. From the announcement: Harvard Law Professor and legal activist Lawrence Lessig (Republic, Lost) believes he's found […]

Free Bassel

Bassel / Joi Ito / CC BY As of today, Creative Commons Syria lead Bassel Khartabil has been in prison for 1000 days. Today, we take a moment to honor Bassel and his contributions to Creative Commons. And we stand with our peers in the free software and free culture communities in demanding that he […]

48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of TPP Agreement Text

Today Creative Commons and 47 civil society organizations and academics released a letter (PDF) calling on negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to publish the draft text of the agreement. Up until now the text of the TPP has been developed mostly in secret by the 12 negotiating countries. Wikileaks published a draft text of […]

Team Open: Stories of how we use Creative Commons

A few weeks ago, we published a report showing that there are nearly a billion Creative Commons–licensed works. That's an impressive number, but it only hints at how powerful and widespread CC licenses have become. The real story of Creative Commons is the story of the people who use CC licenses. It's the story of […]

Are you on #teamopen?

Stay up-to-date with CC by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on Twitter. Are you on #teamopen? We're proud to present Series Two of Team Open, our ongoing project to tell the stories of people who use Creative Commons. In Series Two, you'll meet a musician who used Creative Commons licensing to score a […]

Happy birthday, Creative Commons

Help build the next era of sharing online.Make a donation to Creative Commons. 12 years ago today, we launched the first Creative Commons license suite. The internet was changing the way people share, and changing what it meant to be a creator. But copyright law hadn't caught up. The Net was making sharing easy; the […]

Brin Wojcicki Foundation doubles gifts to CC

We just received a wonderful gift for our 12th anniversary: the Brin Wojcicki Foundation is giving to CC to match all of your donations from now until the end of the year! Every dollar you donate will now be doubled by funds from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation. Please consider making a donation today.  

Flickr removes CC-licensed photos from Wall Art program

In October, Flickr announced a new service that allows its members to order printed photos on wood or canvas, choosing either from their own photos, from a set of curated images, or from about 50 million CC BY or CC BY-SA–licensed images. Flickr would share profits with the photographers of the curated images, but not […]

European Space Agency shares Mars Express images and videos under CC

Hellas Chaos on Mars / ESA/DLR/FU Berlin / CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO As of yesterday, the European Space Agency is now sharing all of its images and videos from the Mars Express mission under CC BY-SA. ESA is using the IGO port of CC BY-SA 3.0. ESA is one of several intergovernmental organizations to use […]

The Commons in Aotearoa showcased on NZCommons.org.nz

Wellington / John Bunney, courtesy of Te Papa Tongarewa / No known copyright restrictions In the first of a series of blog posts focusing on our global activities, Matt McGregor tells us of exciting developments in CC in New Zealand Aotearoa. 2014 has been a busy year for the commons in Aotearoa. After a few […]

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