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A simple and versatile resource for refugees: an interview with Refugee Phrasebook

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:54:05 +0000

With 1.1 million asylum seekers in Germany, the need for language and education support is acute, and the Refugee Phrasebook helps meet that need.

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Solving some of the world’s toughest problems with the Global Open Policy Report

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:24:42 +0000

Read the Global Open Policy Report Open Policy is when governments, institutions, and non-profits enact policies and legislation that makes content, knowledge, or data they produce or fund available under a permissive license to allow reuse, revision, remix, retention, and redistribution. This promotes innovation, access, and equity in areas of education, data, software, heritage, cultural … Read More "Solving some of the world’s toughest problems with the Global Open Policy Report"

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Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:07:09 +0000

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership. In our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. This week’s post is from Alessandro Sarretta from the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), part of the Italian National Research Council. 2016 … Read More "Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community"

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How fast is your internet? How MLab uses CC0 data for the public interest

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:46:32 +0000

Though internet as infrastructure may have seemed radical only a short while ago, many technologists are now taking a different tack: as a vital part of modern life, access to reliable internet is essential to the development of a just and equitable society.

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FRANCOCAR: An Awesome Fund Project in West Africa

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:45:54 +0000

The Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of mini-grants intended to support our global communities, supported FRANCOCAR this year. FRANCOCAR is a range of events and activities in West Africa (Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Senegal) to promote open source software, digitization, and Creative Commons licenses. Follow #francocar if you want to stay in … Read More "FRANCOCAR: An Awesome Fund Project in West Africa"

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Making Creative Commons Licensing Work In Indonesia

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:48:42 +0000

Below is an update from Creative Commons Indonesia, who recently worked with their national copyright office on proposed changes to law that will secure the ability of creators to use CC and other open licenses there. In late 2014, Indonesia amended its copyright law to add several new provisions, including changes having to do with … Read More "Making Creative Commons Licensing Work In Indonesia"

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Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:00:12 +0000

Last week in Geneva, Creative Commons participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) bi-annual meeting of its committee on copyright and related rights. CC has had “observer status” at WIPO since 2011, which means that it can attend the proceedings and at times offer written or oral feedback on activities of the committees. WIPO’s … Read More "Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning"

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Step outside of the status quo with Maya Zankoul: A Lebanese illustrator discusses her connection to the commons

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:36:36 +0000

Popular Lebanese illustrator, webcomic author, and blogger Maya Zankoul spreads the message of the commons through her art, her design studio, and her video company wezank.

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Introducing CC Panama!

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:15:33 +0000

It’s been a long journey for CC Panama! As our newest official global community member, they have been growing their organization since 2014 and have emerged as a leading voice in the Central American knowledge commons. Their work spans many of the Creative Commons program areas, including open education, arts and culture, and advocacy. The … Read More "Introducing CC Panama!"

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CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:26:44 +0000

This post from Aris Maro of CC Tanzania outlines their work in support of the Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of small grants designed to help commoners work on projects that make their communities stronger. Thank you to CC Tanzania for their advocacy work in providing valuable information as representatives of Creative Commons ideals. … Read More "CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training"

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