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Join the Creative Commons Board of Directors

About CC, Community
A colorful image with drawn people around a circle that includes different hands watering a flower Community Needs Care” by Camila Leão for Fine Acts x OBI is licensed via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.

We are now welcoming nominations to the CC Board of Directors. Each year, we seek nominations from the Creative Commons community for thoughtful and talented individuals invested in the future of the organization. The CC Board of Directors guides the strategic direction of Creative Commons, provides valuable expertise in key programmatic areas, and champions the…

CC Open Education Platform Activities: 2023 in Review

About CC, Community, Open Education, Open Knowledge
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The CC Open Education community had a busy 2023!  Five project teams, spanning nine countries, worked on open education projects ranging from developing STEAM, interactive, and climate change-related OER, to international curriculum alignment and translation work. Community members also worked on multimedia resources supporting the UNESCO Recommendation on OER, and presented in CC’s biannual Open…

CC Certificate Translations in Slovak, Bengali, and localized French

CC Certificate, Community, Open Education, Uncategorized
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Side by Side, by Anina Takeff, licensed Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA) As we end 2023, we want to showcase the incredible work of CC community members to translate the CC Certificate content. Thanks to 21 volunteers this year and numerous volunteers in the past, the reading content of our CC Certificate training is now…

CC Global Summit 2023: Reflections

CC Global Network, Events
A colorful illustration of a wall of windows, each showing a different figure, including an axolotl and humans engaged in various activities, one wearing a blue luchador mask, and others holding a slender blue line hung with a light blue CC Global Summit banner, all surrounded by butterflies, birds, vines, and flowering plants. Somos El Bien Común” by Eréndira Derbez, here cropped, is licensed via CC BY 4.0.

CC has long been at the forefront of enabling innovation and promoting access to knowledge and creativity. The Creative Commons 2023 Summit brought together creators, academics, technologists, and policymakers from around the world to discuss the future of open culture and how CC can continue to drive positive change. This blog post reflects on the key challenges of the summit and shares the insightful learnings that emerged from these discussions.

Making AI Work for Creators and the Commons

Better Internet, Community, Events, Licenses & Tools, Open Culture, Open Knowledge, Technology
A group of about 20 people standing in a room with a slide behind them that says Open Future & Creative Commons. "CC Global Summit 2023 Day 0" by Creative Commons is licensed CC BY 4.0.

On the eve of the CC Global Summit, members of the CC global community and Creative Commons held a one-day workshop to discuss issues related to AI, creators, and the commons. Emerging from that deep discussion and in subsequent conversation during the three days of the Summit, this group identified a set of common issues and values.

Marina Núñez Bespalova Será una Oradora Principal en la Cumbre Mundial CC 2023

Community, Events, Open Culture
A headshot of Marina Núñez Bespalova, speaking at a microphone and wearing a light top and dark suit jacket, to the right of a colorful illustration of a wall of windows, each revealing a different human or animal doing some activity, on a building decorated with a light blue CC Global Summit banner hanging from a slender blue line, surrounded by yellow butterflies and birds and green vines and plants. A headshot of Marina Núñez Bespalova used by permission from the Ministry of Culture of Mexico next to Somos El Bien Común" by Eréndira Derbez for Creative Commons, here cropped, licensed via CC BY 4.0.

[read this post in English >] Tenemos un grupo increíble de personas preparadas para ser oradores principales en la Cumbre Global 2023, que se llevará a cabo del 3 al 6 de octubre en la Ciudad de México. En nuestros primeros anuncios, dimos la bienvenida a la escritora Anya Kamenetz y al líder de medios…

Marina Núñez Bespalova to Keynote CC Global Summit 2023

Community, Events, Open Culture
A headshot of Marina Núñez Bespalova, speaking at a microphone and wearing a light top and dark suit jacket, to the right of a colorful illustration of a wall of windows, each revealing a different human or animal doing some activity, on a building decorated with a light blue CC Global Summit banner hanging from a slender blue line, surrounded by yellow butterflies and birds and green vines and plants. A headshot of Marina Núñez Bespalova used by permission from the Ministry of Culture of Mexico next to Somos El Bien Común" by Eréndira Derbez for Creative Commons, here cropped, licensed via CC BY 4.0.

[lee esta entrada en español >] We have an incredible group of people lined up to be keynote speakers at the 2023 CC Global Summit, to be held 3–6 October in Mexico City. In our first announcements, we welcomed writer Anya Kamenetz and Māori media leader Peter-Lucas Jones. We are now deeply honored to announce…

CC Community Input: Better Sharing for Generative AI

Better Internet, CC Global Network, Licenses & Tools, Open Creativity, Technology
Veins of hot glowing orange lava flowing through vein-like channels in dark black volcanic rock. Input” by jputman, here slightly cropped, is licensed via CC BY-SA 2.0.

Over the last year, innovation and use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has proliferated, providing new ways for people to create content from art to zines, and everything in between. At CC, we’ve been watching these experiments in creativity while considering what it all means for what we call better sharing: sharing that is contextual,…

Sharing Matters: What We’ve Learned at Creative Commons

About CC, Community

Sharing matters. Thanks to the digital revolution, we share things like never before, from scientific research to family photos, from day-to-day life to college courses — and all instantaneously. The variety and volume of sharing today was unimaginable even just a decade ago. Now social media and publishing platforms, smartphones, cheap data, and expanded internet…

CC stands in solidarity with Ukraine and supports those safeguarding public collections, educational resources, and cultural heritage sites

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As more than a million Ukrainians flee for safety, the United Nations is calling the exodus Europe’s fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II (WWII). The war in Ukraine is causing terrible human suffering and death and will impact future generations of Ukrainians. The lives of millions across the continent are now in total upheaval.…