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Network Strategy: the transition towards a new model

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:38:57 +0000

In June we shared our community plan to implement the new CC Network Strategy, showing the benefits of a new international structure with an enhanced Chapter model, working together at a global scale with the Network Platforms, and a new governance structure to support the network. The Creative Commons network has always been one of the … Read More "Network Strategy: the transition towards a new model"

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One week left to save the Internet

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:17 +0000

Act now to stop the FCC from rolling back fundamental protections for the open internet! Net neutrality is under attack…again. On the day before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai released a draft plan that would repeal net neutrality in the United States. Net neutrality is the principle that internet … Read More "One week left to save the Internet"

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Colombian appellate court affirms: Diego Gómez not guilty for sharing research paper online

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:33:18 +0000

Yesterday we learned that the Tribunal de Bogotá—the Colombian appellate court—has affirmed the lower court’s acquittal of Diego Gómez. Gómez is a scientist from Colombia who has been criminally prosecuted for the last three years for sharing an academic paper online. When Diego was a student in conservation biology in Colombia, he had poor access … Read More "Colombian appellate court affirms: Diego Gómez not guilty for sharing research paper online"

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Help us lead the charge: An open appeal to support Open Education

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:05:51 +0000

Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. Because we can share digital open educational resources (OER) for near $0, I believe we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so.

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How can we make the world a better place?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:41:17 +0000

What are the values that resonate the most for you in the Commons? Transparency? Innovation? Sharing? Gratitude? In today’s polarized political environment, how can we come together to champion values that we share, and make the world a better place? I’ve repeated three truths to guide CC’s message, and I’d like to share them with … Read More "How can we make the world a better place?"

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U.S. Pushes Closer To Making Government Data Open By Default

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:34:46 +0000

The Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act (OPEN Government Data Act) has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s text was included as Title II in the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174). If ultimately enacted, the bill would require all government data to be made open by default: machine-readable and … Read More "U.S. Pushes Closer To Making Government Data Open By Default"

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Trade negotiators: follow these rules to protect creativity, access to knowledge, users’ rights

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:05:28 +0000

Today over 70 international copyright experts released the Washington Principles on Copyright Balance in Trade Agreements. The document, endorsed by Creative Commons, urges trade negotiators “to support policies like fair use, safe harbor provisions, and other exceptions and limitations that permit and encourage access to knowledge, flourishing creativity, and innovation.” The principles were collaboratively drafted … Read More "Trade negotiators: follow these rules to protect creativity, access to knowledge, users’ rights"

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Create Refresh Campaign: Stop the EU Copyright Censorship Machine

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:18 +0000

The Create Refresh campaign is a new project to highlight the concerns of creators regarding the EU’s proposed changes to copyright law. Supporting organisations include Creative Commons, Kennisland, La Quadrature du Net, and others. Create Refresh is “calling on creators to be part of a movement to defend their right to create. [The] ultimate aim … Read More "Create Refresh Campaign: Stop the EU Copyright Censorship Machine"

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TPP continues without the worst copyright provisions

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:14:15 +0000

Civil society organisations including Creative Commons helped deliver a win against the restrictive IP terms of the TPP, which were developed secret and would have locked down content and restricted user rights. For the last five years the Creative Commons community has been organising against the restrictive copyright provisions put forth in the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Read More "TPP continues without the worst copyright provisions"

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Open Innovation in Education Study: Concepts and Business Models

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:46:23 +0000

The Creative Commons (CC) community has an ongoing interest in how traditional and new business models interact with, leverage, and give back to the commons.

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