The first version of the creative commons license was released in 2002. Since then the number of content making use of CC is thought to be over 1 billion. Unfortunately searching through this content has been a fragmented, limited, harrowing task. Until now.
Today on the program, Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley presents the front door to the world of Commons: CC Search.
(Episode 42) Today on the podcast we’re looking at the copyright reform that is being proposed by the EU commission. Of course even as I say those words, I can hear some of you clicking off, or saving this for later even if later will never come. Copyright is one of those things – it hits us in so many ways, everyday, yet often the discussions and specifics cause us to get bored or lost… amazingly something that matters so much is really hard to get excited about. But we’re daring to tackle the important on this program, with help from three voices – Polina Malaja of the Free Software Foundation Europe, Dimitar Dimitrov of the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU, and Julia Reda, German Member of the European Parliament.
Our goal.. to look at the proposed changes to copyright in the EU and break down the who, what, and how… even some of the why. Because in the end.. these changes would impact every single one of us.
Copyright. Licenses. It used to be a secret world that only concerned a few people in the world. Now, no matter who you are, if you wright some text, snap a photo, watch a film, you’re stepping into the world of copyright and your actions could have consequences you don’t even know about. Today on SCB we dive into licenses, copyright, creative commons, free software, and the struggle on the national and multinational level to create a legal framework for copyright tools that fit the era we live in.