Creative Commons: Announcing the winners of CC Open Culture Remix Art Contest 2022 #CCSharesCulture

Creative Commons: Announcing the winners of CC Open Culture Remix Art Contest 2022 #CCSharesCulture. “In honor of the 20th anniversary of Creative Commons licenses, we launched our first ever Open Culture Remix Art Contest #CCSharesCulture in February 2022 to celebrate a better sharing of cultural heritage around the world. Participants were tasked with creating original artworks in line with this year’s theme of ‘Love Culture? Share Culture!’ by remixing public domain or CC BY-licensed images, paintings, photographs, drawings, etc., digitized in open collections.”

Virtual Workshop Recap: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage (Creative Commons)

Creative Commons: Virtual Workshop Recap: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage. “We are developing our first ever CC Open Culture Guide for Policymakers to address the copyright barriers to universal access and reuse of knowledge and culture faced by GLAMs. To initiate this process, we held an interactive virtual workshop for policy experts and open culture enthusiasts to explore key policy issues and gather insights into how to effectively engage policy makers in our work.”

Creative Commons: CC publishes policy paper titled Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform

Creative Commons: CC publishes policy paper titled Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform. “Over the past few months, members of the Creative Commons (CC) Copyright Platform along with CC friends from around the world have worked together to develop a policy paper addressing the key high-level policy issues affecting access and sharing of cultural heritage, notably by galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). In this blog post, we provide some background on the paper and share a few highlights. “

Techdirt: Creative Commons Tells Senators To Stop Using Its Name To Justify Dangerous Copyright Filters Bill

Techdirt: Creative Commons Tells Senators To Stop Using Its Name To Justify Dangerous Copyright Filters Bill . “I noted in my original post that it was pretty despicable to suggest that Creative Commons would support this bill, as they had chosen not to weigh in during the recent discussion regarding these technical measures at the Copyright Office. Well, now Creative Commons has weighed in… and they don’t seem particularly happy with [Senator Thom] Tillis for either this bill, or using the Creative Commons name in pushing propaganda about the bill.”

Open Education Week 2022 Lightning Talks: Recordings and Slides (Creative Commons)

Creative Commons: Open Education Week 2022 Lightning Talks: Recordings and Slides. “In honor of Open Education Week (March 7-11, 2022), the Creative Commons Open Education Platform community offered Lightning Talks, or seven-minute presentations on specific updates or stories in open education. Moderated by Stephen Downes, the lighting talks covered everything from leveraging tax legislation for open education funding, to theories and practices around OER, fireside stories of open sharing, and even a Texas Sing-a-long!”

Distant Librarian: Why you should pay attention to your Creative Commons licenses

Distant Librarian: Why you should pay attention to your Creative Commons licenses. “I have never given a second thought to ensuring I’ve chosen the correct/most recent version of a creative commons license. That’s changed, because I just finished reading Cory Doctorow’s post, A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator. In it, he outlines the emergence of the Copyleft troll, someone who posts images with an outdated CC license, and then sues people for using those images as they were intended to be used, but who may (or may not!) have neglected to completely comply by the letter of the license.”

Creative Commons: Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Creative Commons: Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training. “Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information online.”

CogDogBlog: Could Not Stop Making Bookmarklet Tools

CogDogBlog: Could Not Stop Making Bookmarklet Tools. “I was a bit excited to push out my recent bookmarklet tool experiment. The reception was kind. I was hasty in the naming of it in github tying to google images because as alluded to, I realized I could make a new one for searching Openverse (the updated version of Creative Commons CC Search).”

CogDogBlog: A CC Only Google Images Bookmarklet By Request

CogDogBlog: A CC Only Google Images Bookmarklet By Request. “Hmmm, someone pressed the 3 button. This is an outflow of the recent hand tossed post about my hackly idea for making Google Image search server only Creative Commons licensed results…. @ResearchBuzz tossed in the request line. I have to give Tara a listen as I have been pilgering links and resources from her site since the beginning of web time.” It always weirds me out when I guest star in my own newsletter.

CogDogBlog: Forcing Google’s Image Search to Provide CC Licensed Results by Default

CogDogBlog: Forcing Google’s Image Search to Provide CC Licensed Results by Default. “I find perverse pleasure in finding a way to force Google to Sit, Stay, Rollover, and do the tricks I want it to do rather than what it decides. The sense of power is of course a fabricated illusion, but still, the effect is robustly divine. After some explanation of my current approach, creating a quick shortcut for google image results that are CC licensed, and steps hpw ypu can do the same, I present my newest hatched karate chop to Google.”

WP Tavern: Creative Commons Search Is Now Openverse

WP Tavern: Creative Commons Search Is Now Openverse. “Users will find the revamped interface maintains the ability to search the same collections, narrowing results by use case, license type, image type, file type, aspect ratio, and more. The Openverse search engine is also now available in more than 10 languages, with more translations approaching completion. This update includes access to images from StockSnap and new Meta Search providers EDUimages and Images of Empowerment.”

Creative Commons: You can now rewatch the 2021 CC Global Summit Panel Presentations!

Creative Commons: You can now rewatch the 2021 CC Global Summit Panel Presentations!. “Last week, we released the five keynotes from CC Summit 2021. This week, we’re back with seven panel presentations from the event. Our Summit panels this year featured thought leaders, pioneers and community members who shared their insights on emerging trends and innovations in Open. Whether you missed them live or want to replay them to soak up all the knowledge shared — there is something for everyone!”

Creative Commons: The 2021 CC Global Summit Keynotes Are Here!

Creative Commons: The 2021 CC Global Summit Keynotes Are Here!. “We have exciting news…we published the keynotes from the 2021 CC Global Summit! Alongside the 170+ sessions that took place at this year’s virtual event, we hosted five keynotes from global leaders in the open movement, who shared their work in open data, science and health, software and law. We’re excited to share these recordings of the keynotes with you today!”

Flickr Blog: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Creative Commons Licenses on Flickr

Flickr Blog: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Creative Commons Licenses on Flickr. “The Creative Commons licenses were added to Flickr in 2004, two years after the nonprofit Creative Commons released its first set of copyright licenses. As of September 2021, nearly two decades after their introduction, Flickr has the honor of being home to more than 500 million Creative Commons licensed works, making Flickr one of the largest repositories of openly licensed works online. Today, as part of the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Creative Commons, we’ve compiled some data related to how Flickr members use Creative Commons licenses.”

Scientific Data: The Upworthy Research Archive, a time series of 32,487 experiments in U.S. media

Scientific Data: The Upworthy Research Archive, a time series of 32,487 experiments in U.S. media . “This archive records the stimuli and outcome for every A/B test fielded by Upworthy between January 24, 2013 and April 30, 2015. In total, the archive includes 32,487 experiments, 150,817 experiment arms, and 538,272,878 participant assignments. The open access dataset is organized to support exploratory and confirmatory research, as well as meta-scientific research on ways that scientists make use of the archive.”