Creative Commons

  1. Odisha becomes first state government in India to release its social media under a free license

    Following a request by the Odia Wikipedia community, eight of the government of Odisha’s social media channels have been freely licensed, allowing individuals to use their content with minimal restrictions.... Read more

  2. Honoring our friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

    To honor Bassel Khartabil’s legacy and his lasting impact on the open web, a slate of nonprofits are launching a new fellowship in his name.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation mourns the loss of Bassel Khartabil, Syrian Wikimedian and global open culture advocate

    Bassel’s family received confirmation this week of his execution by the Syrian regime in late 2015, shortly after he was removed from the Syrian prison where he was being held.... Read more

  4. Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief

    Wikimedia Germany has created a new tool that will help re-users of Wikimedia Commons content comply with the requirements of Creative Commons’ free licenses. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Wikipedia Education program, GLAM wiki, Women’s history month editathons, and more.... Read more

  5. Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology

    Niccolò Caranti hopes that this “will help clarify that ‘free license’ is not the same thing as ‘public domain’; it does not mean ‘you can do whatever you want without conditions.’ “... Read more

  6. Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

    Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.... Read more

  7. Save the safe harbors that power the open web

    The Wikimedia Foundation advocates to the U.S. Copyright Office for the preservation of protections from copyright liability for intermediaries, and against turning intermediaries into copyright police.... Read more

  8. Creative Commons: Preserving culture, 1 billion items at a time

    The golden ceiling of a mosque in Iran, an orange and white lighthouse in Germany, the red roof of a Buddhist temple in Thailand. This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest winners glow with the colorful cultural heritage of the world. And the over 230,000 entries poured into Wikimedia projects with the help of Creative Commons licenses.... Read more

  9. Supporting access to mass digitization collections

    The Wikimedia Foundation, in coordination with Creative Commons and the Internet Archive, urges the U.S. Copyright Office not to propose a pilot program that inhibits fair use or undermines freely accessible mass digitization projects.... Read more

  10. #FREEBASSEL: Free culture advocate who built 3D renderings of Palmyra missing in Syria

    “We are worried sick about his life.”... Read more