Creative Commons for Startups
17 Feb. 2017
Creative Commons Toolkit
◎Developed by CC Portugal in 2015
◎See blog post by Fátima São
Simão and Teresa Nobre
◎Paul Stacey and Sarah Pearson, Made with
Creative Commons Book Project
◎ Funded by Kickstarter campaign
Made With Creative Commons Case Studies
• Opendesk (UK, open 3D design / furniture manufacturing)
• Lumen Learning (US, higher education/OER)
• OpenStax (US, education/open textbooks/publisher)
• Wikimedia Foundation (US, encyclopedia +)
• Rijksmuseum (Netherlands, Museum/GLAM)
• Noun Project (US, icons/symbols platform)
• Open Data Institute (UK, open data advocacy and services)
• Tribe of Noise (Netherlands, music platform)
• Figshare (UK, research data/education/publishing)
• Cards Against Humanity (US, game)
• Amanda Palmer (US, musician, author, artist)
• Cory Doctorow (Canadian but living in LA,
• Arduino (Italy, open hardware & software)
• The Conversation (Australia/US/France/Africa,
• Jonathan Mann (US, music)
• Shareable Magazine (US, niche publishing)
• Knowledge Unlatched (UK, open monograph
• Sparkfun (US, hardware)
• PLOS (US, research journal)
• Blender (Netherlands, film, 3D modelling)
• Artica (Uruguay, cultural management)
• TeachAids (US, software & education)
• Siyavula (Africa, textbooks and intelligent
• Figure.nz (New Zealand, open data publishing)
The Noun Project – www.thenounproject.com –
A platform for visual symbols and icons.
Aggregates and curates symbols and icons from a
global network and profiles the designers of each
work. Icons and symbols are licensed under CC
licences. Currently over 150,000 icons available.
• Users can download and use the icons for free
as long as they give attribution to the original
• Revenue is generated when users do not want
to give attribution.
• Project has built a range of additional tools and
services to support bulk use for a fee;
integration of symbols and icons to apps using
• Additional tools generate revenue.
• Revenue is split between designers and the
OpenDesk – www.opendesk.cc - London
• Collection of digital designs for furniture from a range of
• Designs are CC licensed and can be downloaded and
customised by users to fit their specific needs.
• Users can make furniture themselves from the design for
non-commercial use in a do-it-yourself fashion.
• OpenDesk and their designers make revenue when a user
wants a local maker to do the cutting for them.