Version 4.0 licenses are here!

, November 26th, 2013

Version 4.0 represents a major update of Creative Commons licenses, and an abundance of global work, resulting in the first truly international licenses.

Read the blog post here:  http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/40768

Use the license chooser:  http://creativecommons.org/choose/

Read about policy decisions and versioning notes:  http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Version_4

What’s new in 4.0:  http://creativecommons.org/Version4

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CC and Data – new article and links available

, November 25th, 2013

Read about using Creative Commons licenses for data, data models and databases on the global Creative Commons website HERE.



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Version 4.0 Licenses Coming Soon

, June 3rd, 2013

The eagerly-awaited Creative Commons Version 4.0 licenses will be published very soon.  One of the major benefits of these licenses for UK users is that they have been written to apply internationally, without the need for porting.  See the final draft (Draft 3) of the 4.0 licenses here: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/4.0/Drafts (navigate to the bottom of the page).  Read Diane Peters’ article on posting of draft 3 here: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/36713.  The overall objectives of 4.0 are discussed here: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/4.0, and more discussion on the current draft can be found here: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/4.0/Draft_3

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Creative Commons 10-year anniversary mixtape!

, December 12th, 2012

Creative Commons is turning 10 this year. Therefore Creative Commons communities all over the world will be hosting a series of events and sharing party favors online for a ten-day celebration!

In December 2002 Creative Commons released its first set of copyright licenses for free to the public. In the years following the initial release, Creative Commons and its licenses have grown at an exponential rate around the world. The licenses have been further improved, and ported to over 50 jurisdictions. With some major platforms adopting the Creative Commons licenses and version 4.0 of the licenses around the corner, this anniversary is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past ten years, but also to look ahead to the future!

One of the opportunities for Creative Commons to continue its rapid evolution is more collaboration between the various affiliates. During the Creative Commons regional meeting in Helsinki earlier this year we’ve decided to use the 10 year anniversary to make a joint contribution to the festivities in the form of a CC-Europe mixtape. Each country nominated a couple of songs and an expert panel of CC affiliates has picked one song per country for the final compilation. In total we’ve received contributions from 20 countries! The participating affiliates are Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The resulting mixtape can be found at Free Music Archive, Soundcloud and Archive.org and is available for free download under various Creative Commons licenses. The album artwork is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution license.

You can check out all the anniversary events at http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC10 and be sure to keep an eye out between December 7 and 16 for more surprises at http://www.10.creativecommons.org!

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Creative Commons 10th Anniversary

, December 4th, 2012

Creative Commons is 10 years old this December.  CCUK is celebrating with an event on 12th December.  Learn more and register here:

Eventbrite - Creative Commons 10th Anniversary

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