Hal Plotkin is the Senior Open Policy Fellow at Creative Commons, USA, the authorized U.S. affiliate of Creative Commons, a global, public benefit, non-profit that provides open intellectual property licenses and promotes their use to enable collaborative progress in science, culture, education and business. Mr. Plotkin previously served at the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama (2009-2014).