“Why am I joining CC? Because its success is so vital, and I want to ensure we succeed. Creativity, knowledge, and innovation need a public commons – a collection of works that are free to use, re-use, and build upon – the shared resources of our society. The restrictions we place on copyright, like fair use and the public domain, are an acknowledgement that all creativity and knowledge owe something to what came before.”
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Open Policy Network, a coalition of organizations committed to advancing policies that require open licenses for publicly funded materials. Find out how to get involved.
Last week, Lawrence Lessig won a lifetime achievement Webby Award for his work as co-founder of Creative Commons. Have you heard his five-word acceptance speech?
The French Ministry of Culture and Communications to embrace Creative Commons licenses. Watch the beautiful new video it made with CC France to explain CC licenses.
Who is speaking up for authors who want to see their works disseminated more freely? Enter the Authors Alliance.
- Australia’s premier public scientific research institute just released over 4000 photos under CC BY. Check out the ScienceImage library.
- The US White House’s new Open Data Action Plan embraces CC0 for open data.
- Are there too many video games about zombies? The organizers of the Public Domain Jam think so.
- Learn about Redactor, a new tool to replace All Rights Reserved images with CC-licensed ones.