Creative Commons license stewardship: 20 years and beyond.
From Ewan McAndrew on August 16th, 2021
- Sarah Pearson
- Kat Walsh
The Creative Commons licenses have just reached their 20th birthday. Now on Version 4.0, the CC licenses are some of the most widely-used licenses for free cultural works. In this session, Creative Commons legal staff and invited experts will discuss the past 20 years of license stewardship, and its aim to make the licenses continue to be useful to and trusted by the free and open knowledge communities. This session will preview a renewed commitment to working with the wider community to ensure that the CC licenses reflect the changing international legal landscape and the needs of diverse communities of license users, and invite community discussion on goals and principles.Session Outcomes
- Learn about the history and philosophy of Creative Commons and its licenses
- Learn about the current state of CC licensing and work that is going on now to address current challenges in free/open knowledge licensing.
- All interested participants will discuss the future of CC licensing and stewardship of the CC licenses, and be invited to join an ongoing conversation about how CC licenses can best serve the free and open knowledge community.