April 4, 2017


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  • Join us for a Twitter Chat on CC Licensing!
    Next week, Creative Commons USA is hosting a Twitter chat, in partnership with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the Open Textbook Network (OTN) around open licensing, CC, copyright, and other intellectual property issues. We’re inviting practitioners from across the spectrum to join our experts – including Michael Carroll, a founding member of Creative Commons, currently a Professor of Law and the Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, and Meredith Jacob, […]
  • Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
    Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today   By Timothy Vollmer Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge different amounts for different audiences. There are over 1 billion CC-licensed works online, shared freely with anyone with access to the internet. The majority of these works are hosted on content platforms such as […]
  • CC files amicus brief explaining NC licenses
    This blog was originally published on creativecommons.org and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. By Diane Peters Yesterday we asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for permission to file an amicus brief in litigation involving our BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. (Full brief [pdf]; motion [pdf]). We did so for two reasons: first, to share our understanding of how all of our licenses operate (not just the NC licenses) where an entity, rather than an individual, is using the work; and second, to explain how the NC licenses work when an entity […]

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