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Wednesday, September 22 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Paradox of Open

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In March 2021 we published the Paradox of Open, an essay in which we reflect on almost 20 years of involvement in the open movement. One of our key insights is that in today’s environment, openness serves as both a challenge to concentrations of power and its enabler. We want to bring our insights to the CC summit and explore possibilities for reimagining the role of openness in a digital environment that undergone fundamental changes since the emergence of Creative Commons and other champions of open in the early 2000s.


Derek Slater

Global Director of Information Policy, Google
CC Intern summer of 2003: https://web.archive.org/web/20030729211942/https://creativecommons.org/learn/features/illegalartOther things too e.g. https://www.communitytechnetwork.org/blog/volunteer-spotlight-derek-slater/
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Nicole Ebber

Director Movement Strategy & Global Relations, Wikimedia Deutschland
Nicole has joined Wikimedia Deutschland in 2010 and is shaping their collaboration and communication with the partner organisations from the Wikimedia movement. For several years, she has worked on the dynamics within the Wikimedia ecosystem in terms of shared responsibilities, movement... Read More →
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Paul Keller

Director, Open Future
Paul is the Policy Director at Open Future. He has almost 20 years of experience as a media activist, open policy advocate and systems architect to improve access to knowledge and culture. A political scientist by training, Paul has a deep understanding of the digital transformation’s... Read More →
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Alek Tarkowski

Strategy Director, Open Future Foundation
I am the founder and president of Open Future Foundation, a think tank for the Open Movement. I am also a member of the Creative Commons Board of Directors, co-founder of Creative Commons Poland chapter, co-founder of Communia Association on the digital public domain, and member of... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm UTC