CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again…

CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again… . “I am not looking for any kind of fix here. And I don’t want to keep documenting this stuff. But it is obvious to me that we should not sent people to use Google Image search for Creative Licensed photos without making them aware that the results are not to be trusted.”

CogDogBlog: Open Your CC Image Search Eyes to Openverse

CogDogBlog: Open Your CC Image Search Eyes to Openverse. “The most surprising thing in responses was how few people, especially in education, even knew about Openverse. Here, just check out the ways different organizations provide guides to finding CC licensed images and how few of them mention Openverse (actually I did find some). It’s also something that bothers me that most resource guides become this laundry list of links, and do not provide as much guidance to search strategies… sometimes it seems like an overloaded list of options that would make most people new to this overwhelmed.”

Creative Commons: Join Us to Celebrate 20 Years of Creative Commons

Creative Commons: Join Us to Celebrate 20 Years of Creative Commons. “In November 2022, CC will bring the 20th anniversary celebration to an official close with both online and in-person activities. The CC Global Network and our broader community are at the heart of CC’s work to support better sharing for an open commons, so we are inviting you to be a part of marking this milestone. There are several ways you can join the celebration — pick one or all!”

CogDogBlog: The More You Dig Into Google Search Results, the Worse the Smell

CogDogBlog: The More You Dig Into Google Search Results, the Worse the Smell. “Having made the call for the broken state of Google’s touted ability to locate open licensed images getting some notice (my peak Hacker News hit) and followed up with what looks like improvement is even not, and sad for how wrong and terrible Google’s delivered results turns out to be. I could not resist going back in to look more closely. That sensation when you open the refrigerator door and smell something rotten?”

Creative Commons: New FAQ on NFTs and CC0

Creative Commons: New FAQ on NFTs and CC0. “To help clarify how NFTs are already leveraging CC legal tools, we have added a new section to our FAQ on using CC licenses and the CC0 public domain dedication with NFTs. This FAQ is intended to provide basic guidance for those who are already using NFTs and want to know how to use CC licenses and legal tools with NFT projects. We will continue to update our FAQ as our understanding and interpretation develops.”

Press Release: New Four-Year, $4 Million Open Climate Campaign Will Open Knowledge to Solve Challenges in Climate and Biodiversity (Creative Commons)

Creative Commons: Press Release: New Four-Year, $4 Million Open Climate Campaign Will Open Knowledge to Solve Challenges in Climate and Biodiversity. “Creative Commons, SPARC and EIFL today announce a new 4-year, $4-million (USD) grant from Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to fund the Open Climate Campaign. This grant, which builds on $450,000 (USD) in planning funds from the Open Society Foundations, will fund a four-year campaign to accelerate progress towards solving the climate crisis and preserving global biodiversity by promoting open access to research.”

Creative Commons: CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books

Creative Commons: CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books. “At CC, we believe libraries — and cultural heritage institutions in general — should be empowered to serve as a meaningful access point for publicly funded collections. Free and open access to knowledge stimulates creativity, is essential for research and learning, and constitutes a bedrock principle of free and democratic societies.”

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.”