CC talks with Marc Weidenbaum

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This guest blog post was written by Niki Korth. If you’re in the Bay Area, come see Marc read from his new book at City Lights Thursday night and come hear Niki speak at next week’s CC Salon. Marc Weidenbaum / Jorge Colombo In 1996, Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com, which focuses on the […]

Nederlandse vertaling CC0 gelanceerd

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Vandaag lanceert Creative Commons de eerste officiële vertaling van de CC0 Publieke Domein Dedicatie Tool. In 2009 lanceerde Creative Commons CC0. De internationaal geldige public domain verklaring hoeft, net als de nieuwe 4.0-versie van de Creative Commons-licenties, niet juridisch aangepast te worden aan de Nederlandse wetgeving. In de plaats hiervan zal Creative Commons linguïstische vertalingen […]

“Camila”: el primer disco con licencia CC + cláusula mantera

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Camila Monasterio es una artista española que acaba de sacar a la venta su homónimo disco debut Camila (2014). Lo suyo es la música brasileña, el reggae y el soul. El disco para descarga digital se vende a €0 o más, y el CD en formato digipack por €8. Toda su música se distribuye bajo [...]

First CC0 official translation in Dutch

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The first official translation of CC0, into Dutch, is now published! Congratulations to CC Netherlands and CC Belgium, who collaborated on the work. This is not just the first CC0 translation—it is the first official translation of any international CC legal tool. Under CC’s new legal code translation policy, translation teams work closely with CC […]

Affiliate Project Grant Update: Latin America

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This is the final installment in our five week blog post series on the Affiliate Team project grants. You’ve heard about projects in Africa, Arab World, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Today, you’ll hear about projects from our Latin America region, including: a report on the evolution of the academic journals’ presence and dissemination in Chile, a […]

Professor Spends Sabbatical Building “50 Wise Speakers” Open Videos

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[Cable Green] I recently interviewed Dr. Phil Venditti, professor of communication studies at Clover Park Technical College in Washington State (USA). Phil teaches public speaking and other oral and written communication courses. In 2010 Phil learned about the Open Course Library project and became an enthusiastic adherent. Phil developed two courses in the Open Course Library, wrote a textbook which he licensed CC BY, and has since saved his students roughly $60,000 by using open educational resources (OER).

Professor spends sabbatical building “50 Wise Speakers” open videos

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I recently interviewed Dr. Phil Venditti, professor of communication studies at Clover Park Technical College in Washington State (USA). Phil teaches public speaking and other oral and written communication courses. In 2010 Phil learned about the Open Course Library project and became an enthusiastic adherent. Phil developed two courses in the Open Course Library, wrote […]

A plan for a plan to accelerate clarity on “NonCommercial” by 100%

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After 11+ years, 4 major license suite versions, focused research, and movement education campaigns, Creative Commons achieved a quantum increase in the clarity of the definition of NonCommercial as used in some of (CC-BY-ND does not) its semicommons licenses: not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or private monetary compensation. In the next 11+ […]

CC-gelicenseerde wetenschappelijke experimenten

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Get set demonstrate, een campagne van British Science Association, heeft een film met wetenschappelijke experimenten op YouTube gepubliceerd onder Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding. Het filmpje is bedoeld om leraren van middelbare scholen aan te moedigen om experimenten te gebruiken binnen de les om hun leerlingen meer te leren over wetenschap. Naast deze lange film zijn er […]

Приняты поправки в Гражданский кодекс Российской Федерации, касающиеся открытых лицензий (аналогичных лицензиям Creative Commons и GNU FDL)

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12 марта 2014 года Президентом Российской Федерации В.В. Путиным подписан Федеральный закон N 35-ФЗ «О внесении изменений в части первую, вторую и четвертую Гражданского кодекса Российской Федерации и отдельные законодательные акты Российской Федерации», который содержит поправки в часть четвертую ГК РФ, касающиеся использования открытых лицензий (аналогичных лицензиям Creative Commons, GNU FDL) на территории Российской Федерации. читать далее 2014-04-01T11:23:21Z louisa


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煉金術(Alchemy)指,將原不相稱、性質矛盾的元素,經由理性無法解釋的過程組合出意想不到的結果」─ Figurative。Alchemy是一個開放繪畫計畫,去探索人們如何用電腦的素描速寫、繪畫等方式創造出新的藝術表達方法。Alchemy並非一個創造藝術完成品的軟體,但它激發你腦袋裡的想法視覺化,將點子以即興和實驗性的方式表達出來,拓展創作的可能性和空間,為初始階段的創造過程提供了一個素描的環境。  http://al.chemy.org/閱讀全文 2014-03-31T15:59:28Z kathy4106

Przegląd linków CC #124

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1. Znamy wreszcie wyniki największego jak dotąd (2 lata, 20 szkół, ponad 70 nauczycieli i 2000 uczniów) badania wykorzystania Akademii Khana w szkołach przeprowadzonego przez SRI international. Problemem dla badaczy okazały się zmiany wprowadzane w platformie (poza filmami Akademia oferuje rozwiązanie do prowadzenia ćwiczeń i śledzące postępy uczniów). 2. Pisaliśmy już nieraz o “open-washing” czyli procesie nazywania otwartymi projektów, które […]

To Υπουργείο Εργασίας των Η.Π.Α εφαρμόζει άδειες Creative Commons για όλες τις εργασίες που δημιουργήθηκαν με επιχορήγηση $ 150M

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Τα Creative Commons (CC) εργάζονται ενεργά για την υποστήριξη ιδρυμάτων, κυβερνήσεων, διακυβερνητικών οργανισμών και άλλους, που δημιουργούν, υιοθετούν και εφαρμόζουν ανοικτές πολιτικές. Πιστεύουμε ότι οι χρηματοδοτούμενοι πόροι από το δημόσιο θα πρέπει να είναι από πόρους με  ανοιχτές άδειες. Για την υποστήριξη αυτών και άλλων ανερχόμενων προσπαθειών της ανοικτής πολιτικής, τα CC είναι έτοιμα να […]

Free Bassel & Open Borders Days

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March 15, another year of Bassel Khartibil‘s life as a political prisoner in Syria. Some friends put together a cookbook (pdf) with meals they’d like to share with him when he is free. Macabre image for a macabre situation. … March 16 is Open Borders Day. Bassel apparently returned to Syria voluntarily. There are millions […]

Free Bassel Day

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#FREEBASSEL / Kennisland / CC BY-SA As of today, CC Syria community leader Bassel Khartabil has been in prison for two years. Today, we join the worldwide open community in honoring Bassel and insisting that he be freed. Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders have produced this excellent video about why Bassel’s story is important […]

Przegląd linków CC #126

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1. Biblioteka Publiczna Nowego Jorku udostępniła 20 000 map z domeny publicznej, równolegle udostępniając je również na licencji Creative Commons Zero (tam, gdzie cześć praw nadal przysługiwałaby bibliotece). Mapy dostępne są przez stronę cyfrowej kolekcji, a aby je pobrać w wysokiej jakości musimy założyć tam konto i skorzystać z usługi Wrapper, która ułatwia wykorzystanie map min. w Open Street Map. 2. […]

Open Educational Resources Expand Access to Higher Education in the United States

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[Michael Carroll] As we come to the close of Open Education Week, it is now time for these leaders to focus attention, energy and resources on the most immediate opportunity to make progress toward these goals while also freeing up billions of dollars that can be redirected toward this progress. Make textbooks available to students for free or at very low marginal cost.

The global CC community: building a more open world

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Stay up to date with CC by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on Twitter. Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano: NASA’s View from Space (cropped)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY The global CC community: building a more open world Over the past few weeks, we’ve been featuring some of the amazing activities of our […]


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Creative Commons去年提供獎助申請,希望讓各司法管轄創用CC授權推動組織提出各自著眼的推動構想與執行方案。目前各地都有些提案及進展,其中亞太區域獲選者有:日本、紐西蘭、 台灣。這裡是台灣目前的狀況!閱讀全文 2014-03-14T02:08:14Z emyleo

CC BY 4.0 required on U.S. Department of Labor $150M grant

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Creative Commons actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources.

To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch, with multiple global open organizations, an Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has led the way in using open policy requirements in solicitations for grant requirements first with its Career Pathways Innovation Fund Grants Program (http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA-DFA-PY-10-06.pdf), then with its Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College Career Training grant program (doleta.gov/taaccct). Now they are once again requiring the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license on all content created with the grant funds and modifications made to pre-existing, grantee-owned content using grant funds in their Ready to Work Partnership grant program. Bravo!

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $150 million in funds for the H-1B Ready to Work Partnership grant program. DOL expects to fund approximately 20-30 grants with individual grant amounts ranging from $3 million to $10 million. This grant program is designed to provide long-term unemployed workers with individualized counseling, training and supportive and specialized services leading to rapid employment in occupations and industries for which employers use H-1B visas to hire foreign workers. http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA_DFA_PY_13_07.pdf

Here is the open policy text in the grant solicitation:

  • To ensure that the Federal investment of these funds has as broad an impact as possible and to encourage innovation in the development of new learning materials, as a condition of the receipt of a Ready to Work grant, the grantee will be required to license to the public all work (except for computer software source code, discussed below) created with the support of the grant under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license. Work that must be licensed under the CC BY includes both new content created with the grant funds and modifications made to pre-existing, grantee-owned content using grant funds.
  • This license allows subsequent users to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the copyrighted Work and requires such users to attribute the Work in the manner specified by the grantee. Notice of the license shall be affixed to the Work. For general information on CC BY, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Instructions for marking your work with CC BY can be found at http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Marking_your_work_with_a_CC_license.
  • Questions about CC BY as it applies to specific Ready to Work grant applications should be submitted to DOL to the Grants Management Specialist specified in Section VII.
  • Only work that is developed by the grantee with the grant funds is required to be licensed under the CC BY license. Pre-existing copyrighted materials licensed to, or purchased by the grantee from third parties, including modifications of such materials, remain subject to the intellectual property rights the grantee receives under the terms of the particular license or purchase. In addition, works created by the grantee without grant funds do not fall under the CC BY license requirement.
  • The purpose of the CC BY licensing requirement is to ensure that materials developed with funds provided by these grants result in Work that can be freely reused and improved by others. When purchasing or licensing consumable or reusable materials, grantees are expected to respect all applicable Federal laws and regulations, including those pertaining to the copyright and accessibility provisions of the Federal Rehabilitation Act.
  • Further, the Department requires that all computer software source code developed or created with Ready to Work grant funds will be released under an intellectual property license that allows others to use and build upon them. Specifically, the grantee will release all new source code developed or created with grant funds under an open license acceptable to either the Free Software Foundation and/or the Open Source Initiative.
  • Separate from the CC BY license to the public, the Federal Government reserves a paid-up, nonexclusive and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use for Federal purposes: the copyright in all products developed under the grant, including a purchases ownership under an award (including, but not limited to, curricula, training models, technical assistance products, and any related materials).

Well done U.S. Department of Labor for once again demonstrating how to properly implement an open policy.

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