April 4, 2017


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

  • 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 […]
  • Open Access & Thoughts for Plan S
    Open Access (OA) to publicly funded research is one of the Common’s most sought after policy efforts, and is now an area in which various research minded people are taking the necessary steps to bring global OA to fruition. In September of last year, Plan S launched in Europe as an effort to bring OA to the center of the research conversation within the next two years. As described by the Chronicle for Higher Education, “Under Plan S, the research financed by members of the coalition must be […]

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