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Nigeria

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Kusamotu & Kusamotu to create Nigeria jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Nigeria List

Project Lead: Ayo Kusamotu: kusamotu@yahoo.com

More about Kusamotu & Kusamotu

The Creative Commons collaboration partner in Nigeria is the law firm Kusamotu & Kusamotu. Kusamotu & Kusamotu was created to meet the challenges of the 21st century Legal practice. With over 40 years of experience of our Consultant, O. Kusamotu (Esq.), and the expertise and dynamism of our co-partners, the firm prides itself as a fusion of experience, expertise and resourcefulness intended to deliver specialised and quality services to clients. Our law firm is located in the heart of commercial Nigeria, in Lagos State, Ikeja, the state capital.

More information about Kusamotu & Kusamotu is available at http://www.kusamotu.com/

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Ireland

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with University College Cork to create Ireland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Ireland List

Project Lead: Dr. Darius Whelan, College Lecturer, UCC Law Faculty and Louise Crowley, College Lecturer, UCC Law Faculty

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More about University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the constituent universities of the National University of Ireland. It was recently named Irish University of the Year 2003 by the Sunday Times.

UCC Law Faculty has an active research record in all areas of law, and offers two specialised LL.M. programmes – one in e-Law and Commercial Law and one in Criminal Justice. It is also actively involved in making laws available online, hosting the Irish office of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute, and operating the Irish Legal Information Initiative site and Irish Law Site.

For more information about UCC Law Faculty, visit http://www.ucc.ie/law/

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Ukraine

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Access to Knowledge Project to create Ukraine jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Ukraine List

Project Lead: Andriy Pazyuk, National Academy of Public Management, Fellow (Ukraine, Kyiv); Ms. Galina Sovenko, Public Agency for Copyright and Related Rights, Chief Legal Adviser (Ukraine, Kyiv). (email)

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More about the Access to Knowledge Project

Access to Knowledge Project (joint initiative of NGO Privacy Ukraine and International Renaissance Foundation). The text of Creative Commons license has already been adapted for the Ukrainian Copyright Law by the joint initiative of NGO Privacy Ukraine and International Renaissance Foundation. After its first presentation during the conference “Scientific Communication and the Open Access” held in Kyiv, Ukraine 17-19 Feb, 2005 several months has been spent for public consultations and discussions with domestic leading legal experts. The concept of public licenses operating on-line is new for Ukrainian Copyright Law and amendments to the existent legal framework are required. We hope that popularization of the open content licenses in Ukraine will push the parliamentarians for the adoption of the changes to Copyright Law allowing to conclude such kind of agreements on-line and will brought public attention to the access to knowledge issues.

More information about the Access to Knowledge Project is available at http://www.a2k.org.ua/

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UK: Scotland

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with SCRIPT Centre for Research in IP and Technology, at Edinburgh University to create UK: Scotland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi UK: Scotland List

Project Lead: Jonathan Mitchell QC, Professor Hector MacQueen, and Andres Guadamuz

More about the SCRIPT Centre for Research in IP and Technology

SCRIPT Centre for Research in IP and Technology was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1998 as a centre of excellence in the disciplines of intellectual property law (IP) and information technology law (IT). Initially the purpose was to bring together and provide a coherent focus for work that was on-going at the University of Edinburgh, in particular within the School of Law, from which were drawn the four founding co-directors (Edwards, Laurie, McQueen and Waelde). The Directors found that studying and teaching IP and IT law, and medical jurisprudence and ethics, not in isolation but as inter-related phenomena, and not just in their legal but also their social, ethical, cultural and commercial context, generated innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality. As a result, SCRIPT emerged as a pioneer centre in the UK. It was on the basis of the successes of SCRIPT that AHRC funding was secured in 2002.

Its research is about the synergetic relationship between law, technologies, commerce and society in the widest possible sense. As well as IT and IP, we and our associates are concerned with the adjunct areas of biotechnology, genetics and medical jurisprudence and ethics; law and artificial intelligence, including the distribution of legal knowledge via the Web; regulation of electronic commerce, the Internet, media, and the information society; it also consider law as it affects information management and cultural production and archiving.

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Taiwan

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with an Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica to create Taiwan jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Taiwan List

Project Lead: Dr. Tyng-Ruey Chuang and Shunling Chen

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About the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica is the highest government-sponsored academic research institution in Taiwan. The institution supports research activities in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from mathematical and physical sciences to humanities and social sciences. The Institute of Information Science (IIS) was formally established in September 1982, and is one of the nine institutes within the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. IIS presently has 33 full-time research fellows, 16 postdoctoral fellows and over 160 full-time information technology engineers supporting research and development of information science and engineering.

The mission of IIS is to conduct quality, fundamental research in information science, to develop cutting edge technologies applicable to advanced information systems, and to improve Taiwan’s competitiveness in information technology and its international visibility. Being a member of the most prominent research institution in Taiwan, IIS is obligated to assuming the leadership role in the area of information science, and aiming to establish itself as one of the world’s top research institutions.

Currently, IIS is conducting the Open Source Software Foundry (OSSF) project, with the aim of establishing a vital open source community. OSSF is to serve as a public, virtual common ground where local open source developers are invited to contribute their creativity in software development.

For more information about the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, visit http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw.

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Sweden

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Göteborg University to create Sweden jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Sweden List

Project Lead: Mathias Klang

More about Göteborg University

Göteborg University College was established in 1891 with the help of private donations. The first classes were held by seven professors teaching seven subjects to twenty-one students, four of whom were women. In 1907 it became an independent university college with the same status as the two national universities of Uppsala and Lund. Göteborg University was formally founded in 1954 through the amalgamation of this college with the Medical College, which had been established in 1949. During the years a number of previously independent colleges have been incorporated into the University. Today Göteborg University can offer the most comprehensive range of courses and degree programmes in Sweden. Göteborg University has about 40 000 students, a staff of well over four thousand, and almost as many part-time teachers spread over approx. 70 departments.

More information: http://www.informatik.gu.se/

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Slovenia

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Intellectual Property Institute for all legal aspects and the LJUDMILA for all technical aspects to create Slovenia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Slovenia List

Legal Project Lead: Maja Lubarda, Intellectual Property Institute.

Counsel to Legal Lead: Maja Bogataj Jančič, Intellectual Property Institute.

Public Project Lead: Alenka Pirman, Luka Frelih and Spela Kucan, Ljubljana Digital Media Laboratory (LJUDMILA).

More about INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INSTITUTE

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The Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) is a research, academic and training institution in the field of intellectual property law. It was founded in 2004 and is the first institution of its kind in Slovenia. The Institute conducts research, provides education and offers training opportunities in the field of intellectual property law. The primary focus of its activities is to explore the challenges that digitalisation has brought to intellectual property law and are important for the progress of an information-based society. The Institute aims to work in close cooperation with Slovenian universities, research institutions, industry, art centres and civil society groups. Its aim is to create a strong network of partnership with researchers and research institutions at home and abroad. Since its recent founding, the Institute has participated in many discussions regarding various intellectual property issues, and managed to mark the landscape of the debate with its perspective.

For more information visit http://www.intellectualpropertyinstitute.si/ or contact: Maja Bogataj Jančič, maja@intellectualpropertyinsitute.si

More about LJUDMILA

LJUDMILA – Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, founded by a group of new media artists and activists living and working in Ljubljana in 1994, has extensive experience connecting new media technologies and artistic projects as well as encouraging broader, savvier and more creative uses of new technologies. Initially funded by the OSI-Slovenia Internet program, Ljudmila has grown into a well-equipped digital media lab that focuses on digital production as well as education, research and development of open standards software. It also provides knowledge, equipment, Internet access, web sites, electronic publishing and other affordable networking services to non-governmental and non-profit organizations, art collectives, active individuals, and others. Ljudmila operates through Culture & Arts Centre KUD France Prešeren

For more information visit http://www.ljudmila.org/ or contact: Špela Kučan, info@ljudmila.org

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Serbia

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with slobodnakultura.org, Wikimedia Serbia and New Media center Kuda_org. to create Serbia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Serbia List

Legal Project Lead — Nevenka Antic
Public Project Lead — Vladimir Jeric Vlidi

More about Slobodnakultura.org

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Slobodnakultura.org is an non-formal network based in Belgrade. Acting as a kind of meta-organization coordinating different innitiatives and actions by different individuals and organizations, it presents a collaborative platform for discussing and conducting various projects. All of it’s projects are formally being conducted trough one or several of it’s member organizations with the formal status. Creativecommons.org.yu (our latest “baby”) is the part of slobodnakultura.org help in building the tools requested from within the society in order to introduce different social codes. Web sites/platforms like drugascena.net (gathering more then 80 independent cultural innitiatives from Belgrade, and of which slobodnakultura.org is one of the founding members) are yet another visible outcome of the networking on the local/regional level, and beyond. Fundraising and management for the process of localizations of Creative Commons licences are being carried out by Bureau for Culture and Communication Beograd ( birobeograd.info), a member of slobodnakultura.org network.

More information: slobodnakultura.org and creativecommons.org.yu

More about Wikimedia Serbia

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Wikimedia Serbia, formed in 2005, is a non-profit independent organization, based in Belgrade. The mission of the organization is to develop free knowledge access to every single human being. Wikimedia Serbia is included in the international network of non-profit and independent organizations by sharing the goals of free knowledge issues or improving and participating in the global collection of educational content under free licenses or in the public domain. Wikimedia Serbia supports free knowledge Community and free knowledge projects building the Community in Serbia and providing the projects in Serbian language. The projects are coordinated by the Wikimedia Foundation, http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home, the non-profit parent organization of various multilingual free content projects — Wikipedia, the famous online encyclopedia, which is among the most visited websites in the world; Wicktionary, the free dictionary with thousands of definitions; Wikisource, the collection of texts with thousands of pages of content; Wikiquote, the repository of quotations; Wikibooks, collaboratively written textbooks; Wikinews, citizen journalism; Wikiversity, the source of learning materials; Wikispecies, the species database aimed specifically at the needs of scientific users; Wikimedia Commons, the repository for free video, images, music and other media; MediaWiki, the engine released under the GPL and Wikimedia Meta Wiki, the central wiki for coordination and development of all Wikimedia projects.

Wikimedia Serbia is also participating in the regional Free Culture Network of artists, experts and activists, http://www.slobodnakultura.org, which supports free culture, free knowledge and free software issues.

Wikimedia Serbia may be contacted at http://rs.vikimedija.org and info-sr@wikimedia.org.

More about New Media Center_kuda.org

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New Media Center_kuda.org is an independent organization which brings together artists, theoreticians, media activists, researchers and the wider public in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. In this respect, kuda.org is dedicated to the research of new cultural relations, contemporary artistic practice, and social issues.

Kuda.org’s work focuses on questions concerning the influence of the electronic media on society, on the creative use of new communication technologies, and on contemporary cultural and social policy. Some of the main issues include interpretation and analysis of the history and significance of the information society, the potential of information itself, and the diffusion of its influence on political, economic and cultural relationships in contemporary society. New Media Center_kuda.org opens space for both cultural dialog and alternative methods of education and research. A social question, media culture, new technologies art, and the Open Source and Free Software principal are areas in which kuda.org is engaged.

New Media Center_kuda.org may be contacted at www.kuda.org.

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Puerto Rico

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

CCi Puerto Rico List

Project Leads: Hiram A. Meléndez-Juarbe, Carlos González-Yanes, Chloé Georas

More about University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Founded in 1913, the University of Puerto Rico School of Law is the oldest of its kind in Puerto Rico. The School of Law has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1945, has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 1944 and is the only public law school in Puerto Rico.

The School of Law has a longstanding tradition as an innovative institution in many legal fields and is deeply committed to the advancement of important social values such as the ones embraced by the Creative Commons project. As a result of this broad commitment to social change, the Cyberlaw Clinic of the U.P.R. School of Law promotes principles of liberty and freedom of expression on the internet as well as the development of a technological and legal context that encourages individual and collective creativity. The Cyberlaw Clinic’s commitment to “free culture” has provided the ideal context for the development of the Creative Commons Puerto Rico (“CCPR”) project.

CCPR is fully aware the importance of a rich and culturally diverse public domain for a vigorous democratic society and of the many ways in which cultural growth is stifled by a combination of technology, copyright law and practice, and the entertainment industry’s hold on the creation and dissemination of cultural products. CCPR understands what is at stake and is, thus, very serious about consistently following-up on the essential community-building and internationalizing dimension of this enterprise.


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Portugal

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with FCEE-Católica and INTELI to create Portugal jurisdiction-specific licenses from the Unported Creative Commons licenses.

The BY-NC-SA 3.0 license draft adapted to Portuguese law is ready for public discussion. The Poruguese and English versions of the BY-NC-SA license are available, as is a summary of the substantial changes proposed by the legal team to port the licenses to Portuguese copyright law.

If you have comments about the licenses, whether in regards to legal, linguistic or usability issues, please feel welcome to use the wiki’s discussion page or the CC Portugal mailing list to share your thoughts.

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Project Lead: Pedro Oliveira, José Rui Felizardo, Teresa Nobre, and Clara Boavida

More about Portuguese Affiliates

FCEE-Católica – School of Economics and Management, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

The School of Economics and Management of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (FCEE-Católica) is a leading management and economics school in Portugal. The school offers undergraduate programs in business and economics, an MBA program, M.Sc. programs in economics and health care management, and a portfolio of about 70 programs in executive education. FCEE-Católica faculty members are also deeply involved in research activities. FCEE-Católica has been evaluated by the European Economic Association as the leading Portuguese institution in terms of publications per faculty member. For more information, refer to www.fcee.ucp.pt.

INTELI – Intelligence in Innovation

INTELI is a private non-profit think tank that promotes intelligence in innovation in areas such as technology and innovation management for the automotive, aerospatiale, energy, biotechnology, regional development and “creative industries”. The Innovation Centre has been supporting public policies and developing strategic consultancy to Ministries, public institutes, R&D institutions and companies. INTELI is actively involved in several national and EU projects aimed at developing “creative cities” or “intelligent cities” across European countries in co-operation with an international network of innovation organisations. For more information, refer to www.inteli.pt.

Acknowledgments

The CC Portugal team would like to like former team member Margarida Faustino Correia for her contributions. Thanks as well is due to UMIC Knowledge Society Agency, former Affiliate Institution, and Pedro Ferreira.  The legal translation of the 2.5 licenses were provided by Filipa Salazar Leite from the law office Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa.

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