[ Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit ] Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next?

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[ Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit ] Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next?

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization at the center of a high-profile, international movement to promote sharing of creativity and knowledge, the vision here is unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. It provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice. The Creative Commons helps also create a stronger, more active and engaged community, along with the proper supports to be sustainable.

Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next?

The 2017 CC Global Summit was launched to provide a collaborative and fun space for anyone in the world to explore the future of the Commons and sharing for users, creators, and activists.

The summit was an opportunity to announce how CC is shifting the narrative from CC-licensed content to the community that both creates and promotes the value of the Commons, CC in that case follows 3 main values, collaboration, discovery, and advocacy.

Brian Merly, CE of the CC states that Creative Commons is becoming a global movement, but we can’t move forward with it if we don’t create spaces for new people to join.

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Growing the movement for a more vibrant, usable, and collaborative Commons centered on the people that make it possible.

The different keynotes and sessions touched different subjects, from movements and communities, future of the commons, policy and advocacy, to the spheres of open and usable commons.

Different initiatives and projects were presented during the 3 days, from Open Budget India, Wikimedia, Shareable, #NewPalmyra, OurDigitalWorld, autores.uy, archive.org …

The summit program was focused on 3 main goals:

1. To define sharing and the Commons for our generation

  • What pressing challenges and/or threats does the Commons currently face? Especially the question of heritage.
  • What issues need the network’s focus and support in the next two years, particularly given our shift in focus toward meaningful human collaboration.
  • How does CC strengthen, expand, and celebrate our ties to the creators of the culture that makes the Commons visible and real to people?

Useful link : stateof.creativecommons.org

2. To shift the focus to people, moving beyond licenses to enhance collaboration and sharing

  • Shift to a truly networked and open collaborative model.
  • Shift focus to people of the Commons over content of the Commons.
  • Shift beyond license adoption to include Commons collaboration and sharing.

3. To discuss the future of the Creative Commons network and grow the CC movement

  • Discussing and reaching consensus on the new network strategy and structure proposed by the Network Strategy Steering Committee.
  • Establishing collaborative tracks that allow anyone to join the conversation.
  • Inviting creators and users to actively participate and engage with issues that go beyond content licensing.

madNess was present to share the vision of an open world, and advocate for a city with a shared economy.


Images Credits : via Creative Commons website.

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