Monday, April 12, 2021

Creative Commons Podcast

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I enjoy listening to podcasts and am pleased to now be listening to this one. In February, the Creative Commons launched a new podcast called Open Minds … from Creative Commons. The debut episode featured a conversation with Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler. Stihler talked about her career (wow!) and her vision for what's next for the CC movement. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. You can also subscribe via the show’s RSS feed.

It is hard for me to believe that the Creative Commons is 20 years old! I have fond memories of hearing Larry Lessig talk about the "open" movement. Through his various streamed or recorded presentations, he ingrained into me the reality that we need to be able remix content. The idea of building upon each other's works is at the core of what we do as people. Our technology now let's us create and remix in new ways. The Creative Commons allows us to say to others "use my work!" as you create your own works. The licenses are liberating!

The Creative Commons licenses have become important to creators and users around the world. For me, they help to fuel what I do. I am thankful for Lessig and everyone else who has made the Creative Commons a reality and kept it going. I welcome what Stihler's impact on the organization will be.

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