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Boston Children’s Hospital OPENPediatrics Launches Open Multimedia Library

Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass. [front] / Boston Public LIbrary / No known copyright restrictions The OPENPediatrics program at Boston Children’s Hospital announced the launch today of a new open educational resource (OER), a multimedia library that presents animations and illustrations from OPENPediatrics instructional videos under CC BY-NC-SA for use by clinicians and academics in their own instructional […]

Thank you

Creative Commons would not exist without you. As we wrap up our winter fundraising campaign, it's time for our most important message: thanks. Thank you for your donations to support the work of our staff, affiliates, and volunteers around the world. We met and exceeded our goals. Without your support, Creative Commons simply wouldn't exist. […]

Global Affiliate Network releases CC Affiliates Mixtape #1

Download album: Internet Archive / Free Music Archive / SoundCloud Download album notes (PDF)Download album art: Front / Back Guest blog post by Teresa Nobre, Legal Project Lead Creative Commons Portugal We didn't need much. It was the release date of the State of the Commons report and on the CC affiliates mailing list, the […]

Using CC music in video: Free webinar tomorrow!

On January 21, I'll be joining Free Music Archive's Cheyenne Hohman for a free webinar on how to find and use CC-licensed music in your video projects. Join us for a great discussion. From FMA's announcement: If you make videos, or you make music for videos, or you just like learning new stuff, tune in […]

The Limits of Copyright: Text and Data Mining

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s topic is about supporting fair […]

For Faithful Digital Reproductions of Public Domain Works Use CC0

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today's […]

New job at CC: Software developer

Today, we’re opening up a new job posting, for a developer. This person will work with our education team and existing technical lead to develop tools that facilitate the discovery, curation, use and re-use of freely available online content. The job will involve leading an overhaul of CC’s Open Education Resources (OER) Policy Registry and […]

Finnish translation of CC0 published

Congratulations to the CC Finland team for the Finnish translation of CC0! If it seems like you just saw them featured here, you're not mistaken; they published the first official translation of the 4.0 suite just a few months ago, and now they are the first to have the complete set of CC legal tools […]

Fifteen Seconds of Fame: Free Music Archive Launches microSong Challenge

On January 26th, 2015, the Free Music Archive put out a call for entries for their ‘microSong Challenge.’ The first of three consecutive contests the Free Music Archive will run through spring of 2015, the microSong Challenge requires participants to pack a whole song into 15 seconds or less – the maximum length for most […]

Creative Commons DIY Salon: February 13th in San Francisco

Join us in San Francisco at Park Life Gallery on 13 February 2015 for a Creative Commons DIY Salon. This salon features local artists who celebrate inexperience, sharing culture, and self-taught expertise in projects ranging from publishing and printmaking, to web-based collaborative music communities, to building open source libraries and visualizations. This event also celebrates […]

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