Help Creative Commons Test Its New Beta Chooser and Legal Developer Docs

We had an empowering event on the evening of January 11th – which was “10 Years After” Aaron’s suicide.

Timid Robot, from Creative Commons, was our special guest, and about 30 attendees came to our in person event at the Internet Archive.

Aaron was a co-founder of Creative Commons and worked with co-founder Lisa Rein to create the XHTML code for its licenses.

This new Chooser Beta will be the first upgrade since the one Aaron made, with Matt Haughey (of Mefi), way back in 2002.  Try it out and give CC your feedback. More detailed instructions are here.

A photo of Aaron Swartz.
Aaron Swartz


A photo of Timid Robot.
Timid Robot

We had this event because many people approached us to say that they had been thinking about this sad anniversary, and its significance, and expressed a desire to be together in person on that day.

Moving forward, we are hoping to channel our sadness into some great direct action, in Aaron’s honor, over this next year .

We invite you to join us, as we remember Aaron and kick off a busy year of Aaron-inspired “10 Years After” projects.

For many of these projects, you will be able to participate remotely from anywhere in the world.

The first “10 Years After” project is helping Creative Commons test out some new tools:

1. Instructions are here:


2. Here is the Feedback Form:

3. Link to the Chooser Beta:

4. Link to the new Legal Tools:

Feel free to email directly with any questions.

November 11 2023 – 11 am -6:30 pm PST