April 4, 2017


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

  • Can You Read Your State’s Laws?
    When is the last time you thought to look up your state’s official code, otherwise known the binding laws on the books that you are expected to abide by? If you live in states other than California, Florida, Massachusetts, or Virginia, trying to get your hands or eyes on a free copy of your state’s legally binding codes may prove to be a difficult task because of copyright protections. The Patent & Copyright clause appears in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the US Constitution and gives […]
  • Brief Read: OPEN Government Data Act
    One of the pillars of the Creative Commons movement is championing #OpenData, and late last year, the US Government took a sizeable step toward that end. In December of last year, Congress passed the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. So what exactly does that mean for the American people? Three things: Access to Data, Nonpartisan Oversight, & Calibrations. Access to Data The language from the bill reads as follows: “(Sec. 5) This bill requires government […]
  • Join us to Celebrate the Public Domain!
    TODAY – Thursday, January 17, 2019 – 6:00pm-7:30pm An Expansion of the Commons: Copyright, Creative Commons and the Public Domain American University Washington College of Law – Ceremonial Classroom NT014300 Nebraska Ave NW Washington DC 20016 Co-hosted by Wikimedia DC, Creative Commons USA and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Registration: Online registration is closed, onsite registration is available.Live […]

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