Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy-to-understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee, which are necessary under an "all rights reserved" copyright management, with a "some rights reserved" management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner. The result is an agile, low-overhead and low-cost copyright-management regime, profiting both copyright owners and licensees. Wikipedia uses one of these licenses.

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  • New: Working to demystify this process is at the root of the Open Budgets India project, which is fighting for a more free and open approach to budgets in India.
  • Old: In 2007, the artist Chad Crouch began releasing three instrumental songs per week under the pseudonym Podington Bear. Crouch revealed his identity in July 2008 upon the release of a box set of his work, ending a speculative mystery covered in NPR, KEXP, Wired, and the Globe and Mail. According to his bio on Free … Read More "Just make music and share it: Podington Bear’s music for storytelling and podcasts"

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  • New: OEGlobal 17 provided a forum to celebrate and reflect on open education advancements over the past 10 years and consider new ways to broaden and deepen open education efforts going forward.

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  • New: In 2007, the artist Chad Crouch began releasing three instrumental songs per week under the pseudonym Podington Bear. Crouch revealed his identity in July 2008 upon the release of a box set of his work, ending a speculative mystery covered in NPR, KEXP, Wired, and the Globe and Mail. According to his bio on Free … Read More "Just make music and share it: Podington Bear’s music for storytelling and podcasts"
  • Old: In honor of Khartabil’s influence on the free culture and open source movement, the Free Bassel campaign is encouraging five actions in public support of the movement to #freebassel in protest of his five years of unjust imprisonment.

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  • New: In honor of Khartabil’s influence on the free culture and open source movement, the Free Bassel campaign is encouraging five actions in public support of the movement to #freebassel in protest of his five years of unjust imprisonment.
  • Old: At the end of 2016, Creative Commons Indonesia held a discussion titled “Celebration of Freedom of Sharing in Indonesia” with support from the Awesome Fund. This event was also held to celebrate Creative Commons’s 15th anniversary. Creative Commons Indonesia is a project under Wikimedia Indonesia that aims to spread the message about open culture in … Read More "Watch/listen: a celebration of Freedom of Sharing in Indonesia!"

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  • Old: Today the U.S. Department of State released the Federal Open Licensing Playbook, a list of considerations, use cases, and recommendations for federal departments interested in developing and implementing open license requirements on federally-funded grant projects. It is designed to assist federal efforts to maximize the impact of grant funds, and create opportunities for innovation and … Read More "State Department Publishes Open Licensing “Playbook” for Federal Agencies"
  • New: At the end of 2016, Creative Commons Indonesia held a discussion titled “Celebration of Freedom of Sharing in Indonesia” with support from the Awesome Fund. This event was also held to celebrate Creative Commons’s 15th anniversary. Creative Commons Indonesia is a project under Wikimedia Indonesia that aims to spread the message about open culture in … Read More "Watch/listen: a celebration of Freedom of Sharing in Indonesia!"

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  • New: Hoy, la comunidad de Creative Commons está abriendo el proceso de consulta sobre el borrador de su estrategia para apoyar un movimiento global fuerte y en crecimiento.
  • Old: Today we’re excited to announce the public beta and feedback period for our One Click Attribution Tool for Wordpress.

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  • New: The Creative Commons upcoming Global Summit is the first major opportunity to introduce our community to the newly-born Platform Cooperatives Consortium and to look for ways our two movements, which share many core values, can collaborate. We have just entered a time of potentially enormous social turmoil. Like the 1960’s, it could also set the … Read More "The Platform Cooperatives Movement Helps Light up the Commons"
  • Old: We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "We Bought It, We Own It, We Fix It: Building Open Policies for Digital Public Goods"

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  • Old: We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are  taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "The public domain and 5 things not covered by copyright"
  • New: Why are students criminalized for sharing knowledge? Over the last two years several organizations have been highlighting the situation of Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez, who is being criminally prosecuted for sharing a research article online. Gomez is a student in conservation and wildlife management, and for the most part has poor access to many … Read More "Compartir no es delito: Sharing is not a crime"

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  • New: The "Safe harbor" provisions on the DMCA have been critical to build the internet as we know it today.

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  • New: Today the U.S. Department of State released the Federal Open Licensing Playbook, a list of considerations, use cases, and recommendations for federal departments interested in developing and implementing open license requirements on federally-funded grant projects. It is designed to assist federal efforts to maximize the impact of grant funds, and create opportunities for innovation and … Read More "State Department Publishes Open Licensing “Playbook” for Federal Agencies"

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  • New: Today we’re excited to announce the public beta and feedback period for our One Click Attribution Tool for Wordpress.

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  • New: We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "We Bought It, We Own It, We Fix It: Building Open Policies for Digital Public Goods"
  • Old: We are so happy to announce our official translation of 4.0 into Swedish. Now all Swedish speakers can benefit from the 4.0 licenses in their own language.

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  • New: We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are  taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More "The public domain and 5 things not covered by copyright"
  • Old: In September 2016 the European Commission released its proposed changes to copyright in the EU. Unfortunately, the proposal fails to deliver on the promise for a modern copyright law in Europe. Creative Commons is a founding member of  the Communia Association, which has been hard at work advocating for positive changes to the Commission’s plan. … Read More "Communia publishes position papers to untangle lackluster EU copyright proposal"

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  • New: We are so happy to announce our official translation of 4.0 into Swedish. Now all Swedish speakers can benefit from the 4.0 licenses in their own language.

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  • New: In September 2016 the European Commission released its proposed changes to copyright in the EU. Unfortunately, the proposal fails to deliver on the promise for a modern copyright law in Europe. Creative Commons is a founding member of  the Communia Association, which has been hard at work advocating for positive changes to the Commission’s plan. … Read More "Communia publishes position papers to untangle lackluster EU copyright proposal"

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  • New: In the area of knowledge governance today, it is no longer in doubt that ‘open’ is an important and emerging paradigm and philosophy.
  • Old: I truly believe that if we want the world to be more equitable, accountable, and accessible to all, we have to build it together.

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