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Local CC code heroes

Local CC code heroes

THANK YOU so much to the coding heroes who heeded the call we put out to translate our latest South African 3.0 licenses into tidy HTML. We now have the carefully crafted legal code, in a version for the machines to peruse and serve up on the Web for you. We’re THRILLED! We roundly cheer:...
Legal Code to Web Code - can you lend a hand?

Legal Code to Web Code – can you lend a hand?

Have you got a little time to spare to help us convert our legal code into HTML code? We would SO appreciate your help to make the SA Web just a little more robust and legally healthier for its citizens. Our great bearded CC SA tech lead, Paul Scott has been overwhelmed with work and...
CC Africa Leadership: we'll take two

CC Africa Leadership: we’ll take two

A surge of fresh energy has awoken among the African regional teams, as we have the pleasure of announcing the double-strength power of  two new Creative Commons Regional Project Managers for Africa. Our particular privilege is that we have one of the new leaders really close-by; our Legal Lead for CC South Africa: legal scholar...
Competition: Share your Design Genius Globally

Competition: Share your Design Genius Globally

Don’t worry if your Japanese isn’t up to speed, just select English in the upper right corner. Click on the pic to discover how to get in on having your creative brilliance on display through the powerful CC community and most particularly, celebrating the freedom of open culture at the Global Summit in Warsaw in...
New Land New Rules : Protection + Promotion

New Land New Rules : Protection + Promotion

Creative Commons provides free-to-use legal tools to both protect your creative works as an artist, scientist, author or educator ..and to enhance its promotion on the Internet, and beyond. “The infrastructure we provide consists of a set of copyright licenses and tools that create a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright...
What is Creative Commons anyway?

What is Creative Commons anyway?

21st Century Copyright for Digital Citizens The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions...
Shared Research + Shared Tools = Science Commons

Shared Research + Shared Tools = Science Commons

The Science Commons “At Creative Commons, we believe scientific data should be freely available to everyone. We call this idea Open Data. Creative Commons legal tools can be used to make data and databases freely available. We’ve already had successful implementations in taxonomic, energy, genomics, disease research, geospatial, polar, and bilbiometric disciplines, and are providing...

Creative Commons for local creators

“Whether you’re a photographer, writer, filmmaker, or DJ, our licenses can help make your work part of the commons. The Internet is a multiplier of cultural innovation. Creative Commons copyright licenses make it easier for individual creators of culture to express themselves and to identify the freedoms they want their creativity to carry on the...