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Blink Tower WINS Why Open Education Matters

Blink Tower WINS Why Open Education Matters

  We are thrilled, thrilled thrilled, Cape Town based animated explainer video company Blink Tower won the Creative Commons’ Why Open Education Matters video competition. The competition launched in March 2012 and was designed to make creative videos that explained simply why Open Educational Resources — or “OER” matter. The competition received over 60 qualified...
What is Creative Commons?

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons offers a legal alternative to extend copyright. It’s a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permission from individual creators to large companies and institutions as to their creative work. The Creative Commons licenses enable people to easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” Which...
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...