Browsing Archive August, 2017

The European Commission should repeal extra rights for databases

In 1996 the European Union adopted the Database Directive, which aimed to harmonise the treatment of databases under copyright law and introduced the sui generis database right for non-original databases. Sui generis database rights are ...

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Plos: Tensions in Scientific Culture Contribute to Reproducibility Challenges

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Digital Rights Organisations Tell NAFTA Negotiators: Move Talks Out of the Shadows

Today Creative Commons and over two dozen civil society and digital rights organisations released a letter raising concerns about the potential impact of the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on access to ...

The staff of music is long, but it bends towards harmony: An interview with the authors of Theft! A History of Music

Meticulously researched and incredibly entertaining, Theft explores 2,000 years of musical history, from Plato’s admonition that “musical innovation is full of danger to the whole state” to the recent “Blurred Lines” ...

Honoring Our Friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

Today we're announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship to honor his legacy and lasting impact on the open web.

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Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund

Our friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, an open source developer, a teacher, a Wikipedia contributor, and a renowned free culture advocate. He was also a devoted son and husband, and a great ...

Statement on the death of CC friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil

We are deeply saddened and completely outraged to learn today that our friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil has been executed by the Syrian regime. Bassel was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, an open source software programmer, ...