This is a page that catalogs submissions by Creative Commons to requests for information or comments, and other input to government and public sector bodies.


Statement about copyright-related aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Response to U.S. Copyright Office Request for Comments on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

Letter against extension of copyright term for photographs in Argentina

Coalition Letter to TPP negotiators to safeguard public's right to access and use copyrighted works

Letter to United States Trade Representative concerning TPP and orphan works

Letter to President Obama calling for administration support for OER

Japan: Release of Draft Urgent Appeal on TPP Intellectual Property Provisions and Call for Support and Opinions coalition letter "A Broad Base of Support for High-Quality Open Educational Resources"

Thank you letter to Congress RE: Re-introduction of FASTR

Joint Letter to Senator Ron Wyden to Oppose TPP Fast Track


48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of TPP Agreement Text

Response to "Questions for UNESCO's Comprehensive Study on Internet Related Issues"

Coalition Letter on STM Model Licenses

Open Letter to TPP Negotiators against copyright term extension


Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules

United States

Department of Education: Secretary's Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology on proposed Amendments to Section 303 of FIRST Act

Recommendations to Federal Agencies on 2014 updates to Open Government Plans

  • Blog post
  • CC and SPARC recommendations
    • recommendations sent to Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, NASA, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of personnel Management, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration

Letter from SPARC Open Access Working Group to Congress about Section 303 in FIRST Act



European Commission Digital Agenda for Europe (a Europe 2020 Initiative), consultation on recommended standard for public sector information

European Commission public consultation on open research data

United Kingdom

Parliament’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry (January 2013) into the UK Government’s Open Access policy

United States Executive Branch

Department of Commerce: request for comments on Green Paper Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy

National Academies planning meetings on implementation of the President’s Office on Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum Public Access to Federally-Supported Research and Development Data and Publications

Follow-up letter to OSTP

Department of Education Proposed Rule: Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Investing in Innovation Fund

United States Congress

States of the United States



World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Global Meeting on Emerging Copyright Licensing Modalities: “Facilitating Access to Culture in the Digital Age”

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)


European Commission Department of Education and Culture, Public Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"

United Kingdom

Research Councils UK Proposed Policy on Access to Research Outputs

United States Executive Branch

Department of Education Request for Comments on draft requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and definitions for the Race to the Top District (RTT-D) competition

Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information on Public Access to Digital Data and Scientific Publications

United States Congress