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Rebecca Lendl

As Director of Development for Creative Commons, Rebecca leads the organization’s fundraising and advancement efforts. With 15 years experience in nonprofit management, Rebecca has dedicated her career to supporting artists, creativity, and innovation through administration, finance, fundraising, and strategic planning in the cultural sector. Before joining Creative Commons, Rebecca worked with leading cultural institutions in San Francisco and New York, including Headlands Center for the Arts, Creative Time, the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and MoMA PS1, as well as the open source hardware company Bug Labs. Rebecca has an undergraduate degree in visual studies from the New School, a graduate degree from Hunter College, and was a fellow at New York University. She lives with her husband and their two young children in the San Francisco Bay Area where they can be found gardening, building things, listening to music, making waffles, and adventuring around local beaches and trails.

Posts by Rebecca Lendl



“Kelly” is a CC-BY-NC licensed webcomic written and illustrated by Dan Goldman. The comic’s incredible mixed-media illustration reveals “a psychedelic psychodrama about love, truth and conflicting interior landscapes in a tiny shared New York apartment”. “Kelly” is serialized at ACT-I-VATE, an online comic collective.

Download Sharing Creative Works


A PDF of Sharing Creative Works, the latest CC comic book, is now available for download. This new format is easier to read and share than the wiki version we published a couple months ago, and is ready to print. Sharing Creative Works is a colorful, easy-to-understand introduction to some of the abstract concepts behind…

The Future of Ideas is now CC Licensed


Lawrence Lessig, our CEO, just announced that his book The Future of Ideas is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. With this news, all of Lessig’s books are now freely licensed. Accolades to Random House, the publisher, for taking the brave and exciting step of sharing this work with the commons. Read more…

New Comic! Sharing Creative Works


We are happy to announce the publication of our brand new comic, Sharing Creative Works: An Illustrated Primer. We hope this piece will serve as a friendly and easy-to-understand overview of copyright and CC licensing. This way, the next time someone asks you to explain Creative Commons and you’re not sure where to begin, you…

CC Salon SF Tonight


Please join us tonight, Wednesday, October 10, for the San Francisco CC Salon. Stop by Shine (1337 Mission St.) from 7-9PM to help celebrate the launch of our fall fundraising campaign, hang out with fellow CC supporters, and learn about CC topics. Our presenters include: Sharon Daniel, Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media, and…