Creative Commons: Say What? Jonathan Poritz Records All CC Certificate Content As Openly Licensed Audio!

Creative Commons: Say What? Jonathan Poritz Records All CC Certificate Content As Openly Licensed Audio! . “Creative Commons provides educators and the expertise they need to harness Open Educational Resources (OER). We strive to make education more accessible to more people around the world. One way we do this is through our CC Certificate training, which is licensed CC BY 4.0 and available for use. Today, we’re delighted to announce our training materials are now available as audio files licensed CC BY 4.0. Thanks to the fantastic work of Jonathan Poritz, we can now offer materials in another format for learners.”

A journey into openness: an interview with Connecticut Digital Archive’s Mike Kemezis (Medium)

Medium: A journey into openness: an interview with Connecticut Digital Archive’s Mike Kemezis. “Michael Kemezis is the Repository Manager at the Homer Babbidge Library at the University of Connecticut. He is in charge of the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) and he has been a key figure in CTDA’s adoption of Creative Commons and Rights Statements tools. In this interview, we explore the process that the CTDA followed to implement Rights Statements and Creative Commons tools, and gain insight on what still needs to be done to empower the sector.”

Creative Commons: Introducing the Linked Commons

Creative Commons: Introducing the Linked Commons. “In order to draw conclusions and insights from this dataset, we created the Linked Commons: a visualization that shows how the Commons is digitally connected. In the Linked Commons, nodes (units in a data structure) represent websites of an organization, person, academic institution, etc. A link between nodes exists if one website hosts CC-licensed content that belongs to or is hosted by another website (as indicated by a URL link). A community represents a group of websites that are closely related to each other because they produce and/or share CC-licensed content between them.”

Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!

I haven’t gotten to do one of these in a while, so I’m excited! Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!. “Items in this collection include albums and historical photographs of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as naval hospitals, including hospital ships, around the world. The collection also includes modern images of the Navy Medicine corps work to ensure the health and well-being of all beneficiaries.”

Techdirt: Appeals Court Makes The Right Call Regarding Non-Commercial Creative Commons Licenses

Techdirt: Appeals Court Makes The Right Call Regarding Non-Commercial Creative Commons Licenses. “We’ve pointed out for years that there’s always been some level of confusion about the boundaries of the ‘non-commercial’ tag on a Creative Commons license. There are lots of things that are kind of fuzzy about it. Does it mean you just can’t sell the work? Or does it mean you can’t even use it on a website if that website has ads on it?”

Creative Commons: Introducing the CC Search Browser Extension

Creative Commons: Introducing the CC Search Browser Extension. “With the CC Search Browser Extension, users can now search for CC-licensed images, download them, and attribute the owner/creator without needing to head over to Flickr, Behance, Rawpixel or any other source of CC-licensed content.”

PR Newswire: IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society–Now Accepting Submissions (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society–Now Accepting Submissions (PRESS RELEASE). ” IEEE Computer Society, known as the premier organization empowering the people who drive technology, is now accepting submissions for consideration in the new IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society (OJ-CS).”

Creative Commons: Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available

Creative Commons: Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available. “We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) to create the print companion to the CC Certificate has finally come to fruition! The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s available in print at the ALA store, or it can be downloaded from our website!”

Poynter: A graphic guide to the 2020 U.S. census

Poynter: A graphic guide to the 2020 U.S. census. “Carmen Nobel, program director of Journalist’s Resource, inspired us to share this graphic presentation of the upcoming census. She writes, ‘Nonfiction cartoonist Josh Neufeld guides us through several issues to watch for as the 2020 census gets underway — including the risk of undercounts, the potential ramifications of an inaccurate count, the threat of misinformation and disinformation campaigns, and important dates on the census calendar.'” The graphic is available with a CC license and its PDF prints nicely on seven sheets of paper.

Creative Commons: Introducing the Updated Creative Commons WordPress Plugin

Creative Commons: Introducing the Updated Creative Commons WordPress Plugin. “WordPress is one of the top platforms for creators on the internet who both produce and consume CC-licensed content. Therefore, it’s important that we are able to integrate with WordPress as seamlessly as possible in order to promote the use of CC licenses. With that in mind, we recently added new features to our WordPress plugin—which are now live!”

Creative Commons: Indian State of Odisha Releases 21 Dictionaries Under CC BY

Creative Commons: Indian State of Odisha Releases 21 Dictionaries Under CC BY. “Recently, CC India’s Global Network Representative (GNC) Subhashish Panigrahi brought to our attention that the Indian state of Odisha licensed 21 dictionaries—in all 21 Indigenous languages that are spoken in the province—under CC BY 4.0. This opens them up for adaptation, distribution, and remixing by anyone.”

Neowin: EFF launches SaveDotOrg campaign as Public Interest Registry sale announced

Neowin: EFF launches SaveDotOrg campaign as Public Interest Registry sale announced. “The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with a variety of other web entities such as Creative Commons and Internet Archive, have launched the SaveDotOrg campaign which urges the Internet Society (ISOC) to cancel the sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) to Ethos Capital, the largest private equity firm in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Creative Commons: Introducing CC Accidenz Commons: An Open-Licensed Font

Creative Commons: Introducing CC Accidenz Commons: An Open-Licensed Font. “Since 2002, CC licenses—and the CC logo—have been used to share and make freely available billions of works in the Global Commons. CC has also grown to include an active Global Network, consisting of 41 local CC Chapters and over 450 members who use the logo to support their work. Due to this growth, we realized in 2018 that the original Akzidenz Grotesk font was not ideal for members of our Global Network to adapt and remix. We wondered: Can we develop an open-licensed Creative Commons font? Thanks to the kind support of a CC member, we did.”

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier . “The plugin, simply called ‘Creative Commons’, is an upgraded version of the organization’s old plugin called WPLicense. Given that the old plugin wasn’t compatible with versions of WordPress beyond 3.8.1, it’s fair to say a new and/or updated plugin was overdue.”

PRWeb: Global Music Community Tribe of Noise Acquires Free Music Archive

PRWeb: Global Music Community Tribe of Noise Acquires Free Music Archive (PRESS RELEASE). “FMA and Tribe of Noise share many common interests in the music and creative industry. Both offer high quality, well curated music to media makers, focus on music composed and recorded by independent artists and use Creative Commons as their core, open licensing model.”