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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
News & Resources
CC OER Hero: Mark Horner

CC OER Hero: Mark Horner

Physicist turned Open and Collaborative Resources champion, Shuttleworth Fellow Dr Mark Horner is beyond busy.  Mark co-developed Free High School Science Text (FHSST)  in 2002. FHSST aims to provide free science and mathematics textbooks for Grades 10 to 12 science learners in South Africa. Mark and co-developer Sam Halliday were post-grad students at UCT when they struck on...
Who loves CC? Photographer André van Rooyen loves CC

Who loves CC? Photographer André van Rooyen loves CC

I fell in LOVE with Andre photography of the Western Cape, then I saw his pics of the Karoo and nearly died but when I discovered he’s a member of the CC tribe already, I loved him with heat of a 1000 suns. While it’s often easy to celebrate the famous CC stories it’s important...
When Patents Attack!

When Patents Attack!

  One of my favourite podcasts is This American Life (TAL) from National Public Radio in the US. It’s a one-hour weekly radio show hosted by the charming and highly crush worthily Ira Glass. Recently TAL dedicated an entire episode to patents. Or more accurately to the disruptive nature of patents and patent trolls. US Patents were originally intended to support...

Ted Talks we love: or how Chris Brown made it back to itunes top 10

We watch a lot of TED. The reason we all can watch a lot of TED is because TED licences their videos under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.  I can’t imagine a world without TEDTalks. My education would have stopped the moment I took off the square cap and gown, there would be a lot less discussion at...
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...

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...
Shared Culture : it's a human thing

Shared Culture : it’s a human thing

A Shared Culture by Jesse Dylan is licensed (CC BY-NC-SA).