You Too Can Be a Creative Commons Superhero – Donate Now!

October 26, 2010

in Miscellaneous

If you’re a conference organizer like me, a knowledge worker or a content producer, you’ll be constantly exposed to material with Creative Commons license. It’s the best way to share the content produced during your event while still keeping the rights to it.

Even if you’re not generating content but just consuming, through the use of  Creative Commons you have access to tons of free high quality materials (like videos from PICNIC or TED).

Creative Commons (CC) exists thanks to thousands of users, advocates, and supporters that contribute to its success and… and now it needs YOUR support to further develop.

They have launched a new fund-raising campaign to encourage CC supporters to lead the fight for creativity and innovation through successful, legal, file sharing. I have renewed my personal donation and encourage you (and your company) to donate too!

I am supporting the Creative Commons Superhero campaign, which aims to raise 500,000 USD by December 31st, 2010 by creating a personal fund-raising through Conference Basics of 1,000 USD  – Donate now!

Support CC

Imagine a world where knowledge flows freely and can be built upon without limits. Imagine a world where culture, art and media are available to everyone, scientific content is shared by corporations and research institutions, and shared intelligence augments human rights efforts across borders.

A legion of Creative Commons (CC) Superheroes is already at work, using our amazing tools to save people from failed sharing all over the planet. GlaxoSmithKline, a major pharmaceutical company, recently released its entire malarial data set using CC tools, speeding the urgent search for new medicines to tackle the devastating disease. Online communities at Flickr, SoundCloud, and Vimeo are making creative works available for anyone in the world to use freely and legally through license adoption. Publisher Pratham Books has begun to CC license more and more of the textbooks it provides to 14 million children in India, lifting them from a future of poverty and miseducation. When the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Google and Wired used CC tools to keep information widely available to relief workers, journalists, and governments worldwide.

Our challenge ahead is to join forces with this legion of CC Superheroes to fight the forces that don’t want an open web, or do not understand that sharing is a good thing. This fall, we’re recruiting a team of CC Superheroes to lead the world in the fight for creativity and innovation. We need to raise $550,000 by the end of the year to power up and support the work we’re doing. As a superhero, your role will be to donate, spread the word, and fundraise on our behalf. As an existing supporter of CC, you already believe that a sharing world is a good world. You have fueled our work and kept us going strong, and we thank you for that. It will take nothing short of a superhero’s strength to get us to where we need to go.

Join us in this fight for a free world – donate today!

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