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CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/10/2014: CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION

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AKA  CC
Mountain View, CA
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CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/10/2014: CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION

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Also Known As: CC
Physical Address: Mountain View, CA 94041 
EIN: 04-3585301
Web URL: creativecommons.org 
Blog URL: creativecommons.org/weblog/ 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
B Educational Institutions
B05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Ruling Year: 2002 


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Mission Statement

Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $3,550,000
Total Expenses $6,380,000

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Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D.

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Since Mar 2011

Profile:

Catherine M. Casserly is CEO of Creative Commons. Cathy’s career is dedicated to openness, and particularly to leveraging possibilities at the boundaries of formal and informal learning to equalize educational opportunity. She has been a long-time advocate of open educational resources (OER). As the Director of the OER Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation she managed investments totaling more than $100 million to harness the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge sharing worldwide. At the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Cathy spearheaded work in the areas of transparency and technology as a Senior Partner and the Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks. With the extended Carnegie team she launched a continuous performance improvement system to create alternative mathematics pathways for community college students. Cathy has been instrumental in supporting many young organizations and currently sits on the Startl board, the Peer-2-Peer University board and serves on the advisory committee for MIT OpenCourseWare and the University of the People. She earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University and a B.A. in mathematics from Boston College.

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Budget:
$567,000
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Program Description:

Our goal at Creative Commons is to increase cultural creativity in “the commons” — the body of work freely available to the public for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing. We realize there’s an inherent conflict between innovative digital culture and archaic copyright laws. Our licenses help bridge that conflict so that the Internet can reach its full potential. We support the culture of the commons both on a user level and an institutional level.

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Program: Education (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$780,000
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Program Description:

With the internet, universal access to education is possible, but its potential is hindered by increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies. The Education program at Creative Commons works to minimize these barriers, supporting the CC mission through consulting, education, and outreach on using the right technologies and licenses to maximize the benefits of open educational resources (OER) and the return on investment in publicly funded education and research programs. Our work cuts across all levels of education (K-12 to postsecondary) and sectors of industry (nonprofit to corporate).

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Program: Science (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$367,000
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Program Description:

The more we understand about science and its complexities, the more important it is for scientific data to be shared openly. It’s not useful to have ten different labs doing the same research and not sharing their results; likewise, we’re much more likely to be able to pinpoint diseases if we have genomic data from a large pool of individuals. Since 2004, we’ve been focusing our efforts to expand the use of Creative Commons licenses to scientific and technical research.

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Creative Commons licensing is the internationally recognized standard for open content sharing in the arts, education, science and data, academia, and more. As of 2012, there are over half a billion works licensed under Creative Commons. CC licensing is built into over 250 media platforms like YouTube, Flickr, and Wikipedia.
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