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Guatemala

Mike Linksvayer, October 13th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the New Media Center at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin to create jurisdiction-specific licenses for Guatemala from the “unported” Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Renata Avila, LL.M.

More about the New Media Center at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Conceived in 2001, the New Media department at UFM was created to assist faculty members, researchers, and students in the use, creation, and management of digital resources that complement their academic work. And, due to the improvements in IT infrastructure and user expertise as well as advances in Internet enabled teaching, it became clear that the role of the New Media department would be twofold. Firstly, the department preserves and makes the university’s unique collection of VHS and ¾” films available through digitization and conversion to Internet compatible formats to increase access and use. Secondly, the New Media department has digitized and streamed classes, conferences and lectures held at UFM over the Internet in order to preserve this locally produced content, but also to support university distance learning. We actively assist departments and professors who wish to incorporate digital media into their courses by teaching various short courses in video and multimedia production. Additionally, we include many technical and academic value added features to the digital video, such as indexes,slides, and lecture notes. These developments permit greater faculty and student participation in the creation and use of teaching resources and mean that digital video is becoming an important tool in the provision of course material at UFM.

For more information, please visit http://newmedia.ufm.edu/.

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Switzerland

Mike Linksvayer, October 8th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Digital Allmend to create Switzerland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Switzerland List

Legal Project Leads: Philippe Perreaux and Simon Schlauri
Public Project Leads: Martin Feuz


More about Digital Allmend

Digital Allmend

Digitale Allmend is an NGO, that engages in public access to digital goods as well as securing their future development. Digitale Allmend creates new spaces and fosters a public understanding for an open knowledge society.

For information about the Creative Commons Switzerland project, visit http://www.creativecommons.ch.

Further questions in regards to Creative Commons in Switzerland may be directed to Team_cc@allmend.ch.

Acknowledgments

The organization Openlaw – Plattform für Recht und freie Software (Platform for Law and free Software), has filled the role of Legal Lead for Creative Commons Switzerland for several years. The tasks entailed, among others, the adaptation of Creative Commons in Switzerland and providing a point-of-contact for inquiries about the licenses.

Openlaw is an institute founded in 2003 by Dr. Mike J. Widmer, Dr. Christian Laux and Alex Schröder. Urs Gehrig, lic.iur, joined the project thereafter, and  together they have overseen the porting of the Creative Commons licensing suite in Switzerland. The institute is dedicated to the legal aspect of Free Software, Open Source Software and Open Content in Switzerland. Openlaw provides information on its website, answers questions by mail, does consulting and delivers presentations targeted to the respective audience.

For more information about Openlaw visit their wiki website: http://www.openlaw.ch.

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Bulgaria

Mike Linksvayer, September 4th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with ISOC-Bulgaria to create Bulgaria jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Bulgaria List

Project Lead: Veni Markovski and Dragoslava Greve

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More about ISOC-Bulgaria

Founded in 1995, among its main aims is support free and open development of Internet in Bulgaria and freedom of speech, access to information and basic human rights in the Information Society. ISOC-Bulgaria recently has been working on changes in the legal framework in Bulgaria. Some of its latest activities include a case at the Supreme Administrative Court against the proposed licensing of ISPs (www.isoc.bg/kpd), as well as another case against the privatization of the Bulgarian Telecom to an off-shore company with no history. ISOC Bulgaria has about 400 members, among them the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, the ex-President, and the ex-Prime minister. ISOC Bulgaria is working on promoting Free and Open Source Software in the administration.

For more information about ISOC Bulgaria, visit http://isoc.bg/

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Malaysia

Mike Linksvayer, September 2nd, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) to create Malaysia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CC Malaysia

Project Leads:

License draft:

About The Multimedia Development Corporation

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has been given the mandate by the Malaysian Government for the coordination, promotion and development of the information technology (IT) industry and selected services in MSC Malaysia.

Incorporated under Companies Act of Malaysia, owned and funded by the Government, MDeC advises the government on IT legislation and policies, develops MSC Malaysia-specific practices and set world-class standards for MSC Malaysia information infrastructure and urban development.

In addition, MDeC accelerates the growth of MSC Malaysia as a global IT hub by attracting world class companies and nurturing Malaysia’s SME’s, globally markets MSC Malaysia and works with the governments entities and private organisations to ensure that MSC Malaysia continues to be the nucleus for innovation in the region for the creation of outstanding IT products, solutions and services.

As a performance-oriented, client-focused agency, MDeC facilitates applications MSC Malaysia Status. MDeC also assists in expediting permit and license approvals, and introduces companies to financiers and high value business partners. In high potential markets, MDeC has set up overseas offices such as in Dalian, Beijing and Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India.

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Romania

Mike Linksvayer, August 29th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Association for Technology and Internet to create Romania jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Romania List

Project Lead: Stefan Gavrilescu, Bogdan Manolea

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About the Association for Technology and Internet

APTI is an independent Romanian NGO that has the scope to promote the fair use of information society services in agreement with the legal norms in force. We are looking to promote the human rights in the digital environment and support the digital civil rights in the Romanian society

APTI is not a professional or business organization. Our members come from different environments with interests and implications in various activities on the Internet. We believe that our association is ensuring a legal framework where someone’s opinion regarding the development of good electronic services in Romania can become public and be supported by several people interested in the same ideas.

Our activities range from policy and legal opinions on the current regulations involving the information society services and the Internet in Romania, to concrete actions to stop the Romanian Spam or to provide advice regarding the safe use of Internet for children.

APTI is a member of EDRI (European Digital Rights Initiative).

More information about APTI is available at http://www.apti.ro/

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Israel

Mike Linksvayer, August 29th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with The Haifa Center of Law & Technology (HCLT) to create Israel jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Israel List

Project Lead: Rotem Medzini

More about The Haifa Center of Law & Technology (HCLT)

The Haifa Center of Law & Technology (HCLT) is a research center based at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel. The HCLT promotes research in fields of Law & Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Law and related areas. The HCLT’s activities date back to 1999, and in 2003 it was approved as a University Center by the Haifa University authorities. HCLT conducts workshops and conferences, awards fellowships and holds writing competitions for students. HCLT cooperates with several leading institutions in Israel and elsewhere, including George Washington University Law School, WIPO, The Center of the Study of the Information Society and other institutions.

Acknowledgments

CC Israel would like to acknowledge the contributions of former Project Leads Ohad Mayblum for bringing Creative Commons to Israel, and Elad Wieder, Lital Leichtag, Nati Davidi and Meital Duvdevani for helping us establish the project in Israel.

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Georgia

Michelle Thorne, August 28th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Business Intelligence & Valuation Group to create Georgia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Georgia List

Legal Project Leads: Dr. Nino Kuntseva-Gabashvili (BVG, Ltd. Founder partner & CEO) and Merab Labadze

Technical Project Lead: Zviad Sulaberidze

More About the Business Intelligence & Valuation Group

Business Intelligence & Valuation Group (BVG, Ltd.) was created in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2003. BVG is a professional services company that assists Intellectual Property (IP) owners and businesses across all industries to identify, capitalize and manage their IP and intangible assets.

We are the only Georgian firm with local and western experience in technology and innovations’ commercialization, Venture Company creation, IP consulting and portfolio management, technology audit, Intellectual Property valuation and inventory, market research and intellectual capital optimization.

We serve distinguished and growing Georgian and foreign artists, scientists and research institutes, companies and international organizations in key Research and Development (R&D) sectors, Art and Film industry. We are recognized for our blend of local expertise and western experience, a quality unique to Georgia and rare in the whole of the South Caucasus region.

Acknowledgments

EPFlogoEurasia Partnership Foundation’s (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF raises and delivers seed capital to emerging civil society organizations. EPF is both a grant maker and a program implementer and is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation; Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making; Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy; Cross-Border Cooperation; and Open Door Grant Making.

In May 2008, EPF in cooperation with CC has started the “Support to Caucasus Creative Commons” program that aims at establishing CC licensing framework in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will enable and popularize the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works in the countries of the South Caucasus through offering free and easy-to-use Creative Commons licensing framework to creators, artists, and educators, as well as other internet-based communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will harness further intellectual activity in the South Caucasus, will potentially provide a newer mechanism for economic activity, and, at the same time, will enhance opportunities for cross-border collaboration among creative communities in the South Caucasus and beyond.

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Azerbaijan

Michelle Thorne, August 28th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union (AYLU) to create Azerbaijan jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Azerbaijan List

Legal Project Lead: Elmari Mamishov, Chairman of Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union

Public Project Lead: Ramil Iskandarov, Member of Board of Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union

More About the Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union

One of the most well-respected human rights NGOs operating in Azerbaijan is the Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union (AYLU). Founded only in 1999, (and registered by the Ministry of Justice per regulation to operate as an NGO in the country) AYLU has rapidly established itself as one of the most active human rights NGOs in Azerbaijan with an impressive record of different activities and constituency of about 700 law students, masters and young practicing lawyers. . Its main task is to inform the younger Azerbaijani population, law students and lawyers in particular, of the Azerbaijani legislation and in particular of those provisions relating to the protection of human rights. As such it is the only NGO dedicated to addressing the problem of the lack of human rights understanding among young lawyers, leaving many individual human rights violations unresolved.

AYLU has experience in copyright-related projects such as “Legal Enlightenment in Film Production”. The project is headed by Elmari Mamishov, together with associates Ismayil Mammadov, Parviz Isgandarov and Nigar Melikova. It was settled within the Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union (AYLU) at Baku. The project was held in 2005 and was awarded USD 5000 by SDC.

A booklet on the same subject was published, and four training sessions with about 30 participants were held in June 2005 by a.o. Mr. Kamran Imanov (Chairman of the State Copyright Agency).

The website www.anticorruption.az had been created by Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union and devoted to the legal problems related to corruption in Azerbaijan. The organization is also a leading agency in the National Youth Human Rights Netowrk.

The official website of Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union is www.aylu.az.

Acknowledgments

EPFlogo

Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF raises and delivers seed capital to emerging civil society organizations. EPF is both a grant maker and a program implementer and is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation; Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making; Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy; Cross-Border Cooperation; and Open Door Grant Making.

In May 2008, EPF in cooperation with CC has started the “Support to Caucasus Creative Commons” program that aims at establishing CC licensing framework in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will enable and popularize the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works in the countries of the South Caucasus through offering free and easy-to-use Creative Commons licensing framework to creators, artists, and educators, as well as other internet-based communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will harness further intellectual activity in the South Caucasus, will potentially provide a newer mechanism for economic activity, and, at the same time, will enhance opportunities for cross-border collaboration among creative communities in the South Caucasus and beyond.

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Armenia

Michelle Thorne, August 28th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Center for Information Law and Policy (CILP) to create Armenia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Armenia List

Project Lead: Movses Hakobyan

More About the Center for Information Law and Policy

Center for Information Law and Policy is non-for-profit institution founded by Media Support Internews NGO to address the issues of information legislation and policy.

The mission of CILP is to promote the culture of the freedom of speech and communication in Armenia and support the development of legislation ensuring individuals’ universal right to hold opinions, receive and impart information an ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.

Main areas of CILP activities are:

  • Internet policy and legislation including telecommunications policy and regulation.
  • Media and broadcasting policy and legislation.
  • Other areas of information and communication legislation such as personal data protection, freedom of information, cybercrime and copyright aspects of information society.

Representatives of CILP are members of Information Technologies Development Support Council (ITDSC), Group of Specialists of Human Rights in Information Society of the Council of Europe and the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy.

Acknowledgments

EPFlogo

Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF raises and delivers seed capital to emerging civil society organizations. EPF is both a grant maker and a program implementer and is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation; Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making; Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy; Cross-Border Cooperation; and Open Door Grant Making.

In May 2008, EPF in cooperation with CC has started the “Support to Caucasus Creative Commons” program that aims at establishing CC licensing framework in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will enable and popularize the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works in the countries of the South Caucasus through offering free and easy-to-use Creative Commons licensing framework to creators, artists, and educators, as well as other internet-based communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will harness further intellectual activity in the South Caucasus, will potentially provide a newer mechanism for economic activity, and, at the same time, will enhance opportunities for cross-border collaboration among creative communities in the South Caucasus and beyond.

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Austria

Mike Linksvayer, August 14th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Vienna University of Economics to create Austria jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Dr. Florian Philapitsch, LL.M.

More about The Department of Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law

In September 2002, the first special chair of Civil Law, Information Technology Law and E-Commerce Law was established in Austria. The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration has taken this step to provide an institutional frame for this field of legal research and teaching.

Following this appointment, the Department of Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law was created as part of the Institute of Civil Law, Commercial Law and Law of Securities.

Both in research and in teaching, the department’s main emphasis is on E-Commerce Law, IT-Law, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law. This includes current legal problems as well as basic/fundamental legal questions. The department’s main focus is on practical and interdisciplinary work.

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