At Creative Commons USA, we applaud the Department of Education for making this commitment to the public interest and look forward to ways the OER community can support implementation of this rule.
This week, Creative Commons joined a group of 18 organizations to urge the Department of Education to implement the “Open Licensing Requirement for Direct Grant Programs” rule, which ensures that educational resources and other copyrightable works created with Department discretionary grant funds are openly licensed. After more than a year of working its way through[…]
Creative Commons has requested permission to file an amicus brief in litigation between Great Minds and FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc. At the center of the litigation is the proper interpretation of the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license, known as BY-NC-SA.
By Hal Plotkin One of the best things about having been a member of the Obama administration was the chance it gave me to see history unfold close up. For example, I remember the night when my heroic friend Bob Shireman, then-deputy under secretary of education, sprinted back to the U.S. Department of Education after[…]