Creative Commons U.S. Official Launch – October 17, 2013


REGISTRATION: (registration is free, but required)
DATE & TIME: October 17, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm
LOCATION: Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St NW, Washington D.C., DC 20005

American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is proud to announce that it is the new home of Creative Commons United States (CCUSA), CC USA joins the volunteer affiliates in more than 70 countries that make up the Creative Commons Affiliate Network.

CC USA promotes understanding of sharing through open licensing and other issues related to U.S. copyright law and uses of Creative Commons licenses in the United States. To find out more about CC licenses, click here. CC USA also gives sustained attention to U.S.-specific policy and legal developments affecting the commons, such as state government support for the development of Open Educational Resources. We provide outreach, education, and support to local organizations and communities that use (or could use) the Creative Commons license suite.

Please join us on October 17, 2013 for the Creative Commons United States launch party from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., co-hosted by PIJIP and Essential Information.

A short program will begin at 7:15 p.m. featuring remarks by:

  • Peter Jaszi – Professor, American University, Washington College of Law.
  • Heather Joseph – Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
  • Prudence Adler – Associate Executive Director, Federal Relations and Information Policy, Association of Research Libraries.
  • John Wilbanks – Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
  • Melissa Hagemann – Senior Program Manager, Open Society Foundations, Information Program (Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access to Law initiatives).
  • Hal Plotkin – Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary. [Pending Federal Gov’t Approval]
  • Paul Kruchoski – Special Assistant for Policy, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. [Pending Federal Gov’t Approval]

Moderated by: Michael W. Carroll, Professor of Law and PIJIP Director, American University Washington College of Law.

For CC supporters who cannot join us, please tell us more about how you use CC licenses or would like to be involved here.

Co-Sponsored by:

American University Washington College of LawCreative CommonsEssential InformationScholarly Publishing and Academic Resources CoalitionState Educational Technology Directors Association