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A bunch of media just entered the public domain. Here’s why that matters.

The black-and-white film flickers as a wealthy young woman, sitting on a bench in a garden, bats her eyes at the gardener’s son she is not allowed to marry. In her self-portrait, an artist wears masculine clothes against a bleak urban backdrop, dark eyes meeting the viewer’s gaze from the shadow of a broad-brimmed riding….

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Creative Commons launches memorial fund grants and fellowship in memory of Bassel Khartabil

Creative Commons is accepting applications for two new opportunities to continue the legacy and impact of Syrian Palestinian Open internet activist Bassel Khartabil.

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How to add your photos to Wikimedia Commons and add to the sum of all knowledge

Wikimedia Commons is the media site that hosts many of the images, video, and audio used on Wikipedia.

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Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology

Niccolò Caranti hopes that this "will help clarify that 'free license' is not the same thing as 'public domain'; it does not mean 'you can do whatever you want without conditions.' "

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Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Save the safe harbors that power the open web

The Wikimedia Foundation advocates to the U.S. Copyright Office for the preservation of protections from copyright liability for intermediaries, and against turning intermediaries into copyright police.

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Supporting access to mass digitization collections

The Wikimedia Foundation, in coordination with Creative Commons and the Internet Archive, urges the U.S. Copyright Office not to propose a pilot program that inhibits fair use or undermines freely accessible mass digitization projects.