Additional Resources

Additional Resources

More information about CC history

How I Lost the Big One by Lawrence Lessig.

Excerpt from Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig. CC BY-NC 1.0

More information about CC and open licensing

Why Open Education Matters, by David Blake @ Degreed. CC BY 3.0

  • A brief video that explains how open education is enabled by the internet, why it is valuable for the global community, and how Creative Commons licenses enable open education

We Copy Like We Breathe, by Cory Doctorow.

More information about the Commons

How Does the Commons Work by The Next System Project, adapted from Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm. CC BY 3.0

The Commons Short and Sweet by David Bollier. CC BY 3.0

The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State by David Bollier & Silke Helfrich. CC BY-SA 3.0

  • A book that seeks many voices to gather descriptions of what types of resources exist in the commons, geographic circumstances relating to the commons, and the political relevance of the commons

Enclosure Wikipedia Article. CC BY-SA 3.0

The Political Economy of the Commons by Yochai Benkler. CC BY 3.0

The Tragedy of the Commons by Boundless & Lumen Learning

Debunking the Tragedy of the Commons by On the Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

Elinor Ostrom’s 8 Principles for Managing a Commons by On the Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

More information about other open movements, including Open GLAM

Free Culture Game by Molle Industria. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The case for Open Access by Andrea Wallace and Douglas McCarthy. CC BY 4.0.

An article published originally in The Apollo Magazine that lies out some of the fundamentals for open access to cultural heritage.

Participant Recommended Resources

CC Certificate participants’ recommended many additional resources through annotations on the Certificate website. While Creative Commons has not vetted these resources, we wanted to highlight participant’s contributions here: See comments open on the right, once you login to