Creative Commons Announces New Board Members: Marta Belcher, James Grimmelmann & Luis Villa

I am delighted to introduce the latest additions to the Creative Commons Board of Directors: Marta Belcher, James Grimmelmann, and Luis Villa. They each bring unique skills and experiences, and they’re all passionate advocates for Creative Commons and the open movement. We are at a pivotal moment in the development of Creative Commons. As we … Read More “Creative Commons Announces New Board Members: Marta Belcher, James Grimmelmann & Luis Villa”

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CC Supports Trans Rights

At Creative Commons, we vehemently condemn the extensive violations of trans rights that are occurring across the world, and the current climate of fear and violence directed at trans individuals. We stand firmly against any and all forms of transphobia, including but not limited to bigotry, violence or persecution based on gender identity, and we … Read More “CC Supports Trans Rights”

Detail of the cover of the Creative Commons State of the Commons 2022 in black text on a yellow background over details from three illustrations with text: THE MORE WE SHARE, OPEN IS BEAUTIFUL, and OPEN PALMS, NOT CLUTCHING FISTS.

State of the Commons 2022

We are pleased to present the 2022 Creative Commons State of the Commons annual report. This report highlights key innovations, achievements, collaborations, conversations, and partnerships from CC and our global community over the past year. In 2022 we were incredibly proud to mark twenty years of CC licensing and all the groundbreaking collaboration it has … Read More “State of the Commons 2022”

CC at 20: CEO Catherine Stihler Reflects on 2022 and Where CC Is Headed Next

Last Friday (16 December 2022), Creative Commons proudly celebrated twenty years of CC licensing and all the groundbreaking collaboration it has enabled. As we look back on this remarkable journey, time seems to pass more quickly than ever — yet our gratitude for each milestone remains unwavering, as do words of thanks towards everyone who … Read More “CC at 20: CEO Catherine Stihler Reflects on 2022 and Where CC Is Headed Next”

Open Minds Podcast: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory

Hi Creative Commoners! On this episode, we’re joined by art historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, the co-founders and executive directors of Smarthistory. Smarthistory is a center for public art history, with thousands of free and CC licensed videos and essays written by experts who want to share their knowledge with learners around … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory”

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Open Minds Podcast: Trudi Radtke on InclusiveAccess.org

Hi Creative Commoners! We are back with a new episode of CC’s Open Minds … from Creative Commons podcast. In this month’s episode of the show, Jennryn Wetzler, CC’s Director of Learning and Training, talks all things Open Education and Inclusive Access Textbooks with Trudi Radtke, former Open Education Project Manager at SPARC. InclusiveAccess.org is … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Trudi Radtke on InclusiveAccess.org”

Sharing Matters: What We’ve Learned at Creative Commons

Sharing matters. Thanks to the digital revolution, we share things like never before, from scientific research to family photos, from day-to-day life to college courses — and all instantaneously. The variety and volume of sharing today was unimaginable even just a decade ago. Now social media and publishing platforms, smartphones, cheap data, and expanded internet … Read More “Sharing Matters: What We’ve Learned at Creative Commons”