April 4, 2017


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

  • New Semester, Same Cost of Attendance
    By Torrey Feldman This fall, students returned to classrooms on university campuses across the country with one thought in mind: When am I getting my loan disbursement check? In this country, loans can be provided to college students up to the total amount of their cost of attendance (COA). The schools get the first crack at those federal or private loan dollars by deducting tuition and fees from the overall COA. Whatever’s left  is disbursed to the student.  These funds are vital to […]
  • Join us for a Twitter Chat on Open Licensing!
    Next month, Creative Commons USA is hosting a Twitter chat in partnership with the Open Textbook Network, Rebus Community, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, and Library Publishing Coalition 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 […]
  • Textbooks Legislation Introduced in Congress
    Earlier today, Senators Durbin, King, Smith, and Sinema, along with Congressman Neguse, reintroduced the bicameral Affordable College Textbook Act. Following two years of highly-regarded open textbook pilots in the annual appropriations process, the bill would further cement the government’s commitment to lowering the cost of textbooks and making higher education more accessible for all. Specifically, this legislative iteration includes language to permanently authorize a federal grant program […]

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