Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright

Wikipedia’s Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions of the free online encyclopedia in Europe to protest against controversial compone

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375K public domain works free without restriction

Feeling in the mood to do a little remixing of classic pieces of art? You're in luck: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made hundreds of thousands of pieces available under the Creative Commons

Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine with filters, lists & social sharing

Finding free and legal images to accompany your web content has never been difficult, thanks to Creative Commons. The nonprofit organization offers copyright licenses that creators can use to share th

Lessons from Seoul’s Two Sharing Economies

As a Fulbright grantee, I spent part of the last year researching the sharing economy in Seoul. One of my main findings? Korea actually has two. The first is small-scale, hyper local and socialist in

Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. Th

New API Commons Platform Allows Developers To Share APIs Under Creative Commons Licenses

<a target="_blank" href="">3Scale</a> Founder Steven Willmott and <a target="_blank" href="">API Evangelist</a> Kin Lane have launched a non-commercial servic

Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow’s Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA takedown

<a target="_blank" href="">TorrentFreak is reporting</a> that links to Cory Doctorow's book, <a target="_blank" hre

Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup <a target="_blank" href="">Boundless</a> has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial

Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

The disconnect between smartphone-based <a target="_blank" href="">Instagram</a> and the Internet is relatively infuriating. For one, you can't scroll throug

Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS

When Apple launched iPhoto for iPhone, it quickly became clear that there was something odd going on with the maps in the application. Even though Apple never talked about this publicly, the data Appl

Creative Commons-licensed shirts with phone-scannable codes

Seriously, I’m about to move to Japan. I think they should stop calling their phones “phones” (or the Japanese equivalent) and call them “Tricorders” (or the Japanese equ

Joi Ito Takes Lead At Creative Commons

The five year old Creative Commons nonprofit organization announced a new CEO this afternoon as founding CEO Lawrence Lessig steps down: Joi Ito. The organization is devoted to expanding the range of

Microsoft teams with Creative Commons

How different are things now that Bill Gates at Microsoft has made his symbolic hand-off of power? Microsoft tonight announced a new partnership with Creative Commons, the organization dedicated to pr