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 sponsorship deal with Toyota, a filmmaker who convinced his funders to give his film away, a professor who saved students a million dollars, and one of the minds behind the best-selling game on Amazon.
When you use a CC-licensed photo in a presentation or share your latest song under CC, you’re a part of the story of CC’s impact in the world. We’re proud to share in this amazing journey with you.
We’ve learned disturbing details of of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement that could extend copyright terms 20 years. Join us in demanding that the agreement be made public.
Nearly 900 million CC-licensed works, and most of them under licenses that allow commercial use and adaptations. Check out our brand new State of the Commons report.
Your daily awesome from the internet. Start your morning with the Creative Commons Thing of the Day.
Remember that time when CC Version 4.0 broke the internet?
- Yesterday, CC Syria lead Bassel Khartabil spent his 1000th day in prison. We stand with our peers in the free software and free culture communities in demanding that he be freed.
- The Parable of the Polygons is a fascinating interactive essay on gentrification. It’s also in the public domain under CC0.
- If you’re in San Francisco, join us this weekend for a Wikipedia Editathon on internet censorship.
- A recent court case in Germany has raised some serious questions about the attribution requirement in CC licenses. Fortunately, we believe that common sense has won out in the recent appellate ruling.
- Amazing news. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation now requires open licensing for all grant-funded research.