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The Creative Commons Legal Database is a collection of case law and legal scholarship to help our users learn more about legal issues surrounding Creative Commons (CC) licenses and legal tools. This information has been contributed by many dedicated members of the CC Global Network and the CC Legal Team. It was shared in a … Read More “Explore the New CC Legal Database Site!”Legal tools / licenses CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Romanian!
Creative Commons is excited to announce the publication of the Romanian language translations of version 4.0 of the CC License Suite and of the CC0 public domain dedication. These translations will enable approximately 30 million people to understand our licenses in their first or second language! We could not be more pleased to see this … Read More “CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Romanian!”Legal tools / licenses The Increasingly Open World of Photography: A Conversation With Exposure’s Luke Beard
Over 300 million images are uploaded to Facebook a day. Yes, just Facebook. Once other social media and photo-sharing platforms like Flickr, Unsplash, Instagram, etc. are taken into account, that number quickly grows into the billions. A lot has changed since the dawn of photography in the 19th century—when Nicéphore Niépce (a.k.a. the “Father of … Read More “The Increasingly Open World of Photography: A Conversation With Exposure’s Luke Beard”Arts / culture The CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Slovenian!
We are very excited to announce the publication of the official translations of the CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 into Slovenian. These legal code translations are the products of years of painstaking work by a team of volunteers at the Intellectual Property Institute in Slovenia, led by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič. The first drafts … Read More “The CC License Suite 4.0 and CC0 Are Now Available in Slovenian!”Legal tools / licenses Using CC Licenses and Tools to Share and Preserve Cultural Heritage in the Face of Climate Change
On the occasion of both Earth Day and World Intellectual Property Day, which this year centers on the theme of Innovation for a Green Future, we’d like to underline the importance of cultural heritage preservation as a response to the threats posed by climate change. In this post, we’ll also share some insights on how … Read More “Using CC Licenses and Tools to Share and Preserve Cultural Heritage in the Face of Climate Change”Arts / culture Why Sharing Academic Publications Under “No Derivatives” Licenses is Misguided
The benefits of open access (OA) are undeniable and increasingly evident across all academic disciplines and scientific research: making academic publications1 freely and openly accessible and reusable provides broad visibility for authors, a better return on investment for funders, and greater access to knowledge for other researchers and the general public. And yet, despite OA’s obvious … Read More “Why Sharing Academic Publications Under “No Derivatives” Licenses is Misguided”Education / OER Update to CC’s Policy on Legal Code Corrections
Creative Commons is changing its legal code correction policy for official translations of the Version 4.0 licenses and the CC0 public domain dedication. In order to maintain the integrity of our firm commitment to honor official translations as legal equivalents of the original English 4.0 version and the original English CC0 1.0, CC will correct … Read More “Update to CC’s Policy on Legal Code Corrections”Legal tools / licenses Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Updated Creative Commons License Chooser
This is part of a series of posts introducing the projects built by open source contributors mentored by Creative Commons during Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019. Ari Madian was one of those contributors and we are grateful for his work on this project. The Creative Commons (CC) License Chooser was made nearly 15 years ago and … Read More “Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Updated Creative Commons License Chooser”Legal tools / licenses Thoughts on “Non-Amicable” Enforcement of CC Licenses
Broken Hill Wall Mural-07= by Sheba_Also 43,000 photos is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 This post was co-authored by Diane Peters (CC’s General Counsel) and Alexis Muscat (CC’s 2019 legal intern) For the past year or so, CC has been tracking and thinking about strict, less than-amicable enforcement activities involving CC licenses. These activities present … Read More “Thoughts on “Non-Amicable” Enforcement of CC Licenses”Legal tools / licenses U.S. Appellate Court Enforces CC’s Interpretation of NonCommercial
Update: On February 7, 2020, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Great Minds’ petition for rehearing (opinion (PDF)). As a result, the decision (PDF) of the panel in favor of CC’s interpretation of the licenses remains final. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reaffirmed Creative Commons’ interpretation of activities that are permissible under the … Read More “U.S. Appellate Court Enforces CC’s Interpretation of NonCommercial”Education / OER Posts navigationPage 1 … 2 5 Next page Recent Posts Open Minds Podcast: Lila Bailey of the Internet Archive New Season, New Beginnings at Creative Commons Her Story: Embracing the Here and Now Contact Privacy Policies Terms We'd love to hear from you! Creative Commons PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042 email@example.com 1-415-429-6753 Frequently Asked Questions
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