This event is run in partnership with the Photo Collections Network


About the Event

Want to know more about how to navigate the different CC licenses, and find out how they affect your business?

Creative Commons aims to build capacity, develop practical solutions, and advocate for better open sharing of knowledge and culture that serves the public interest. How does that work for your archive or collection? How does this impact on collections we use?

This event is about providing information on Creative Commons, what it can be used for as well as what to look out for, and provide a space for discussion and for you to ask questions and voice concerns.

In this two-hour training session, Creative Commons will provide a brief overview of what CC licensing and public domain tools are, as well as their context in copyright, and movements for open knowledge and culture. They will demonstrate how to choose and use CC licenses and tools, providing interactive exercises for workshop participants. 



About Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. 
Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses aims to provide a simple, standardised way to give the public permission to share and use creative work — on conditions of the users' choice. CC licenses enable changes in copyright terms from the default of "all rights reserved" to "some rights reserved."
Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable modifications in copyright terms to suit different needs. They've collaborated with intellectual property experts around the world to ensure that our licenses work globally.

If you enjoy this event, you may want to think about joining a course in the Creative Commons (CC) Certificate program. The CC Certificate program offers global courses for academic librarians, educators and members of cultural heritage communities -- though everyone is welcome. They offer some scholarships, and course content is freely available on their website, under a CC BY license.


However, Creative Commons is not necessarily the right fit for every photographer, archive or collection. This session aims to share information about the terminology and licenses to enable you to make the decisions for your work, collection or archive.



Who is it for?

It is open to photographers of any genre, experience and background, as well as archives, museums, collections, researchers who would like to gain more insight into Creative Commons, to understand if it fits your needs



This event runs on Wednesday 1st February 2023; 2pm - 4pm.  



Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet.

It will take place online via zoom to try and make it as accessible as possible. If you have any specific access needs please get in touch and let us know. Contact:



Event is donation-based, pay as you feel. 


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