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Creative Commons 101: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Copyright (But Were Afraid To Ask)

We are co-hosting this event with Sonic Soiree, a monthly potluck for the audio community in Greater Boston. Please bring a dish to share!

Ever thought about using Creative Commons for your podcast or blog? Never thought about using Creative Commons? No matter what your feelings about copyright and intellectual property, this talk is for you. If you're making media of any type, Creative Commons is a crucial resource to keep your content fair, non-corporate, and freely shared across platforms to both raise exposure and impact as media makers.

This talk will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Why would I license my content under Creative Commons?
  • How do I find CC content?
  • Can I make money while using CC?
  • What does CC mean for nonprofit journalism?
  • Why does copyright matter?
  • What is fair use?
  • How do I correctly attribute under CC?


Jennie is the Communications Manager at Creative Commons. She makes the CC communications and brand sparkle and works with communities to tell their stories through a variety of media.

Before joining Creative Commons, Jennie worked for Safari Books Online/O'Reilly Media as the Product Engagement Manager where she managed community marketing and test-driven product growth with a mighty team of technologists dedicated to innovation in online learning. She was previously at Mozilla on the Community Building Team and earned her masters degree in Library Science.

Earlier Event: February 7
Membership Q+A