Team Open

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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

Team Open is a project to collect and share stories of the power of Creative Commons licenses.

Government and policy
Music and film
Nonprofit and advocacy
Science and data

Khalid Albaih

He wanted his cartoons to empower his region, so he empowered people to share them.

Miyoung Yi

When she shared her art for free, more Korean artists followed her lead.

Mariana Fossatti

She built a movement of creators dedicated to free culture.

Max Temkin

The #1 comedy game proved that fans will pay, even when they don't have to.

Sofya Polyakov

She built a community of professional designers by helping them give away their designs.

David Lippman

How one professor saved students a million dollars.

John Wetzel

When he openly licensed his test prep course, his customers became his collaborators.

Jon Festinger

How a video game lawyer leveled up his teaching methods.

Kasyoka Mutunga

How open educational resources brought running water to a community in Kenya.

Maria Droujkova

Redefining how a publishing company works while redefining how children learn math.

Abel Caine

How UNESCO is working to make free education the rule, not the exception.

Carlos Rossel

How the World Bank opened its resources to the world.

Chris Zabriskie

He started selling his music when he started giving it away.

Jonathan Mann

The most prolific songwriter we know is also the most generous with his music.

Kellee Maize

This rapper built a powerful community around her free music.

Simon Klose

This filmmaker proved that the television industry can still change.

Thomas Bonte

Bringing public domain music to the public.

Piya Sorcar

Disseminating free HIV/AIDS education to millions of people around the world.

Ramzi Jaber

He shared data visualizations on social injustices to increase equality in Palestine.

Daniel Branan

Using remote access and free content to open doors for science students.

Jack Andraka

Fighting cancer with free research.

Sean Bonner

When disaster struck in Japan, open data stepped in to help.

Anil Prasad

Why the internet's first music magazine opened the door to sharing.

SL "Lisa" Huang

She didn’t fight filesharing of her novel; she decriminalized it.

The Team Open website, interviews, and trading cards are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

The Team Open caricatures were created by Luke Surl. To the extent possible under the law, Luke has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights under the CC0 Public Domain Declaration.

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