The CC Newsletter goes out at the beginning of each month and is an excellent resource for all members of our community, new and longstanding, who care about CC and want to stay up to date with current CC happenings across the globe.
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Creative Commons launches Catalyst Grants! Read about our Catalyst Grants initiative that will empower educators, researchers, and technologists around the globe, as well as other exciting news developments for Creative Commons in education, science, and art & media.
CEO Joi Ito gives an update on how Creative Commons has hit the ground running in 2010, with big plans for expanding our efforts in education and open educational resources (OER). You'll also read about new jurisdictions, government adoption of CC licenses, how CC licenses have played a role in the Haiti earthquake relief effort, and more. Happy reading!
Creative Commons, turning 7 in mid-December, enters its 5th annual fundraising campaign, in an effort to raise public awareness and support of our mission to promote free and legal sharing of creative works. This newsletter, from September-December 2009, is a testament to how important our work is, and includes stories of new jurisdiction launches, a Nobel Prize for work concerning "the Commons," CC-licensed feature-length films, and much more.
September's newsletter opens with a special update from CEO Joi Ito, filling you in on the latest news from within CC. Read about the most exciting recent developments for CC in arts & culture, science, education, and internationally. From groundbreaking CC integrations with Google and Wikipedia, to the launch of new open educational resources, to a CC-licensed web series by director Ridley Scott, you can see for yourself how far CC has come just this year.
Read about the latest CC news, from the launch of the collaborative CC Case Studies effort, to the Wikimedia Foundation approval to use CC licenses for Wikipedia articles, plus updates from our jurisdictions around the world and news of CC in the world of science, education, and arts & culture. This will be the last newsletter produced on the bi-monthly schedule; from now on, we will send brief monthly e-news updates, and produce PDF newsletters, with a CEO update, on a quarterly basis.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and April's newsletter will catch you up on all of CC's many exciting new projects in addition to several milestones marking our continued growth and development as a leader of openness in the realms of science, education and culture, as well as internationally. This newsletter is chock full of interesting items, including the launch of CC Zero; updates from several international jurisdictions; GreenXchange, a project of CC, Nike and Best Buy; a new site for OpenEd that will provide valuable resources for the open education movement; and even a CC-licensed animated feature film.
At the start of 2009, we found ourselves at a very exciting juncture in the life of CC. We had a great year in 2008, and as you’ll read in this newsletter, CC is poised for even more growth and success in 2009 — in the realms of education, science, culture, internationally, and more.
February also marks the one-year anniversary since the CC Philippines team first began designing the stunning PDF versions of the newsletter. As always, many thanks to CC Philippines for the lovely work!
December's newsletter features ccLearn, the education branch of Creative Commons which has grown substantially this year and has a lot of exciting plans lined up for its bright future as a leader in the open education movement. The newsletter also brings to you news highlights from each of CC's other program areas. As always, many thanks to the CC Philippines team for designing the PDF version.
October’s newsletter focuses on CC’s newly launched annual fundraising initiative — the Build the Commons campaign. If CC is important to you, then I strongly encourage you to check out this edition of the ccNewsletter and to participate in the campaign. Thanks again to the CC Philippines team for designing the awesome PDF version.
Featured in August is an update on Culture Commons, the branch of Creative Commons dedicated to expanding the already profound impact that CC has had in the realms of music, media, art, and society. The update spotlights recent success stories from CC users Nine Inch Nails, the One Laptop Per Child Project, and the Media that Matters Film Festival. Also included are brief points of interest from CCi, Science Commons, ccLearn, and CC in general.
June's newsletter spotlights Science Commons, a project of Creative Commons dedicated to bringing the sharing and reuse principles CC brought to the world of culture, to scientific research. Their work focuses on identifying unnecessary barriers to research, and developing strategies and tools for faster, more efficient scientific research. The goal - to speed the translation of data into discovery.
The April 2008 newsletter features CC international, covering pertinent topics such as recent and upcoming jurisdiction and project launches from Serbia to India to New Zealand, and much more. The articles show the incredible and exciting leaps and bounds that CCi has taken and continues to take as the dedicated folks behind it work to build an international commons. The newsletter also contains articles about news and points of interest for CC, including the recent changes in leadership.
The February 2008 newsletter contains a plethora of articles from across the CC spectrum, including ccLearn, Science Commons, CCTech, CC Legal, and CCi. All the items discussed in this newsletter point to the exciting prospects for CC as it enters a new year (2008) and embarks upon projects that will continue to further its reach nationally and internationally.
As CC’s 5th anniversary draws near, the December 2007 newsletter features articles on news and points of interest that best exemplify the progress made by CC in the realms of business and science, as well as internationally. The newsletter also features 2007 Campaign updates and discusses how important and crucial it is to help build the commons.
The September 2007 newsletter features updates and exciting developments from CC as well as Science Commons news, CC in Business, and other points of interest as CC prepares to embark upon its 3rd annual online fundraising campaign.
The August 2007 newsletter features articles about projects and happenings within CC itself, as well as CC’s growing presence in the business and science realms. The newsletter also highlights use cases and features CC points of interest that speak to the vitality of the free culture movement and the timely role that CC has come to play in that movement.
The inaugural newsletter from June 2007 features CC articles of interest, including Science Commons news, CC in Business, and CC Use Cases and Shoutouts. The articles lay the foundation for newsletters to come and demonstrate how increasingly significant the work of CC has become in the move towards a global digital commons.