April 4, 2017


Please note the positions described in these posts may not reflect official positions of the Creative Commons USA chapter.

  • Open Data and the Refugee Crisis
    By Kennina Ip As debates over the freedom of movement and the tracking of human bodies intensify, technologies continue to rapidly develop to accommodate an increasingly digital world. These technologies have been used in the swift mobilization of material and logistic assistance to respond to natural disasters and to increasing refugee populations. Last year alone, armed conflict in Syria, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo brought the worldwide number of refugees to a staggering […]
  • Five Years Into Creative Commons USA
    Five years ago, Creative Commons USA officially launched as an affiliate at the American University Washington College of Law. The goal was to establish a center for expert and legal information around open licensing for policymakers in DC and across the country. Over the past five years, we’ve helped make huge strides towards a culture of openness and sharing in the United States. We’ve worked with passionate advocates across the country and reached thousands of practitioners. Here are just a […]
  • M Carroll and Mayya Rezvina of the World BankOpen Licensing at IGOs
    This month, CC’s Michael Carroll presented on openly licensing data at a workshop for Intergovernmental Organizations jointly hosted by the World Bank and UNESCO, with working sessions at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.  The World Bank has updated its policies to use the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License for publications and data produced by the Bank.  This license permits full reuse of the material so long as the World Bank is […]

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