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Poland

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at Warsaw University (ICM UW) and the Grynhoff, Woźny and Maliński Law Firm to create Poland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Public Project Leads: Alek Tarkowski and Justyna Hofmokl from ICM UW

Legal Project Lead: Krzysztof Siewicz from Grynhoff, Woźny and Maliński Law
Firm

More About Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling

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Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, Warsaw University is a research centre in computational sciences, with a strongly interdisciplinary profile and a centre of computational and information sciences serving the whole scientific community of Poland. It is the leading scientific supercomputing centre in Poland, with experience in provision of large scale Internet information and data services, as well as in Internet content replication techniques.

ICM is also a research centre undertaking scientific challenges that cross interfaces separating traditional disciplines in multi-disciplinary effort, with main roots of complex systems and processes in life sciences, physics and chemistry, atmospheric and environmental sciences and decision sciences.

ICM facilitates conducting advanced scientific computational projects by Polish and international research groups and serves as an an educational centre in computational science and modeling.

Since 1995 ICM is running a multi-terabyte national virtual library programme (with over 10,000 full text articles being downloaded daily) serving hundreds of scientific and research institutions in Poland.

Furthermore, through the Digital Internet Repository of Science (DIR) project, ICM is creating a management system and public archive for digital scientific materials. Finally, ICM is experienced in large scale text acquisition and processing and is one of the partners in European Digital Repository Infrastructure program (project “DRIVER”). With the Creative Commons Poland project, ICM UW has extended its interest in digital repositories into the field of open access to scientific materials.

More About the Law Firm Grynhoff Woźny Maliński

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Grynhoff Woźny Maliński is one of the biggest Polish law firms, established in 1996. It is a team of 80 lawyers, most of whom are licensed attorneys, legal advisors, and tax advisors.

Grynhoff Woźny Maliński specializes in servicing entrepreneurs active in regulated sectors of the economy, in particular telecommunications, media, energy and TSL (transport-shipping-logistics)

In the area of so-called “intellectual property”, the lawyers of Grynhoff, Woźny i Wspólnicy have also been active in various bigger initiatives, apart from servicing individual clients. They currently participate in projects such as “Friendly Copyrights” and “Free Textbooks”.

In 2007 the Law Firm started founding “ITele(c)t”, an “intellectual property and new technologies law” competition for Polish law students. The competition is organized in cooperation with ELSA Poland.

The main office of the Law Firm is located in Warsaw, and it operates branch offices in Poznań and Wrocław.

Acknowledgments

CC Poland would like to acknowledge and thank Prof. Elzbieta Traple and Piotr Wasilewski from the Institute of Civil Law at the Jagiellonian University for her involvement and support for the project.

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Philippines

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the e-Law Center of the Arellano University School of Law to create Philippines jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Atty. Jaime N. Soriano, CPA, MNSA, Law Professor and Executive Director of the e-Law Center of the Arellano University School of Law

More about AUSL

Named after the First Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, Cayetano S. Arellano, the school, a non-stock non-profit institution, was established in 1938 and boasts of more than six decades of providing quality legal education.

Foremost of the school objective is to create global lawyers, practitioners who are deeply educated in the law, practice-ready, and devoted to service not only in the local but also the international community. Arellano Law prides itself for being one of the most populous law schools in the Philippines with faculty members who have distinguished themselves in law practice, the judiciary, government service, and the academe. The law school revels in being one of the few schools in the Philippines that produce the most number of lawyers in the annual bar examinations administered by the Supreme Court. The school has likewise included technology law as part of its curriculum and utilizes cutting-edge technology in law instructions.

For more information about AUS-Law, please visit our webpage at http://www.arellanolaw.edu/.

About the e-Law Center

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The Center was founded in November 2002 under the auspices of the Arellano University School of Law, following the launching of the school’s LAWPHiL Project, considered as one of the most popular on-line and electronic databank of Philippine law and jurisprudence accessible for free to the general public.

The Center is pursuing projects in research, publication, policy initiatives and advocacy, capability building, academic support, and linkages in the field of information and communication technology as it affects the Philippine legal system.

Among the significant activities of the Center is the publication of the first quarterly IT Law Journal in the Philippines and the formation of the first law student-based IT Law Society in 2004.

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Peru

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with CPSR-Perú to create Peru jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Leads: Pedro Mendizábal and Rafael A. Salazar Gamarra

CC Peru team: Antonio Cajas, Rudy Godoy, Fiorella Romero, Octavio Zegarra, and César Segura

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More about CPSR-Perú

CPSR-Perú is a public interest research centre on information and communications technology (ICT). Founded in Lima in October 2002, as a civil society non-profit association, its mission is to promote the use and development of ICT in a social responsible way, to influence in the process of public policies decision making related to ICT and to foster the development of a more humane information society.

Its main topics are digital copyright law, free and open source software, access to culture, knowledge and essential information, open standards, computer law, privacy and data protection, Internet governance, voting technology, and information society.

CPSR-Perú is an associate member of the Ibero American Data Protection Network, promoted by the Spanish Data Protection Authority. Is also the Peruvian chapter of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility – CPSR, an international public interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society. Originally founded by U.S. computer scientists in 1981, in Palo Alto – California, CPSR now has members in over 30 countries on five continents. CPSR has the status of a consultant for the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), has International Union of Telecommunications accreditation for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and is a permanent observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where CPSR-Perú supports the Proposal for the Establishment of a Development Agenda for WIPO and follows the broadcasting treaty discussions.

On June 27th and 28th, 2006, CPSR-Perú and The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School are organizing the iLaw Program Peru 2006, for first time in a Spanish speaking South American country.

For more information about CPSR-Perú, please visit http://www.cpsr-peru.org/.

Acknowledgements

The CC Peru team would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals: Óscar Montezuma (Former Project Lead), Katitza Rodríguez, Arturo Matos, and Jenny Garay.
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Netherlands

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Institute for Information Law, Knowledgeland, and Waag Society to create Dutch jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Leads: Prof. P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Legal Project Lead) and Paul Keller (Public Project Lead)

More about Institute for Information Law (IViR)

The Institute for Information Law (IViR) is part of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. IViR has been founded in 1987 and is currently one the largest research centres in the field of information law in the world. The Institute employs over 25 researchers who are active in an entire spectrum of information society related legal areas: copyright law, patents, telecommunications and broadcasting regulation, media law, advertising law, domain names, freedom of expression, freedom of information, privacy, etc. IViR also maintains a Documentation Centre containing a unique collection of books, periodicals, reports and other materials on international information law and policy. At the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, IViR faculty members teach courses on copyright law, media and information law, telecommunciations law, industrial property law, patent law and law of commercial communications. Every first week of July, IViR offers a one-week intensive post-graduate summer course on International Copyright Law, which is taught in English. ViR has undertaken research projects and studies commissioned by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, WIPO, OECD, and various national governments and agencies. Most publications by IViR staff are available online at www.ivir.nl.

More info: http://www.ivir.nl/index-english.html

More about Creative Commons Netherlands

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Creative Commons Netherlands
(CC-NL) is a joint venture between Knowledgeland, Waag Society and the Institute for Information Law (IViR) in cooperation with Creative Commons International, a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works.

Creative Commons Netherlands has been working on promoting and supporting the use of Creative Commons Licenses in the Netherlands since 2004. Our activities include workshops, presentations, on and offline support as well as academic research into legal questions raised by the use of the Creative Commons Licenses. An English translation of the 2005-07 working programme can be downloaded from our website.

Creative Commons Netherlands is supported by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science.

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Mexico

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Fulton & Fulton, S.C. to create Mexico jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: León Felipe Sánchez Ambía and Jorge Ringenbach Sanabria

About Fulton & Fulton, S.C.

Fulton & Fulton, S.C., founded in 2002, is a premium level, young attorney’s law firm with wide experience on intellectual property law based in Mexico City.

Though Fulton & Fulton is not an academic institution, our attorneys are always up to date on any issue regarding the intellectual property world.

Fulton & Fulton leads the legal porting project for CC in Mexico as a pro-bono activity that pursues to contribute on the research and development of new ways to understand and use intellectual property rights.

Fulton & Fulton is always interested to keep ahead of others by leading innovative projects. It has contributed to several projects such as the amendments to the Copyright law in Mexico, as well as to the Industrial Property law, thus making it a natural leader on the subject.

Fulton & Fulton attorney’s are all graduates from Law Faculty of the U.N.A.M. which is the most important university in Latin America and ranked 77* among the top 100 universities in North & Latin America just on the same level as the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Virginia Tech University and Notre Dame University. (*According to studies made by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Fulton & Fulton’s mission is to enrich the ideal of free culture by contributing with it’s highly refined researchers on the legal porting of the CC license for Mexico.

For more information about Fulton & Fulton, visit http://www.fulton-fulton.com/.

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Macedonia

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Metamorphosis Foundation to create Macedonia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Bardhyl Jashari, Neda Zdraveva, Nikolche Mickoski

Metamorphosis Foundation

Metamorphosis is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are development of democracy and prosperity by promoting knowledge-based economy and information society. Metamorphosis started working in 1999 as part of the electronic publishing program of the Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia (FOSIM), and became an independent foundation in 2004.

Main activities of the organization include: lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educational and informative efforts, including basic and advanced trainings, and rising of public awareness; and providing concrete ICT solutions to social and developmental challenges.

Metamorphosis Foundation currently covers the following program areas: e-Inclusion (bridging the digital divide by providing public internet access points to rural and underdeveloped communities through Digital Clubhouses, recycling used computers, knowledge transfer through publishing and IT-skills trainings); capacity building (FLOSS – localization, training and distribution, and e-riders – mobile consultant interventions for NGOs); e-Law (knowledge transfer and establishing Creative Commons license for Macedonia; development of an Internet Law curriculum in cooperation with the Law Faculty in Skopje); e-Governance (helping build municipal ICT infrastructure, participation in the development of the National Strategy for Information Society Development, participation in the development of the Macedonian government strategy for electronic communication and information technology as well as support in the implementation of the Free Access to Information Law).

Metamorphosis also works in the area of raising awareness of opinion makers and decision makers through lectures, conferences, seminars, open debates and online forums. These events often serve as introduction to emerging social, legal, and economic concepts necessary to understanding imminent situations. The latest such project is the International Conference e-Society.Mk, supported by the Information program of the Open Society Institute and OSCE.

In the capacity of research think thank, Metamorphosis conducts surveys, polls and other types of statistical and qualitative research focused on ICT usage in Macedonia. Their results remain publicly available and have been used by scholars, media, developmental organizations, and the Macedonian Government, most notably for responding to the European Commission’s Questionnaire on the application of the Republic of Macedonia for membership of the European Union, during the creation of the National Strategy for Information Society Development and other policy documents. It also serves as information clearing house, providing provides continuous press clipping and distribution of ICT-related news and analyses in Macedonian and English.

Metamorphosis is member of EDRI – European Digital Rights association, and has established partnerships on regional, European and global level with both civic society and intergovernmental entities, such as UNDP and OSCE.

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Luxembourg

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Luxcommons to create Luxembourg jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Patrick Peiffer

More about Luxcommons

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When the Creative Commons Licences got more and more traction in Luxembourg, the Luxcommons non-profit was founded in 2005. It’s goals are the promotion, research and development of Open Content. Leading innovation in intellectual property is a strategic social, cultural and economic objective. Strong multilingual competences and thoroughly multi-national personnel give Luxcommons an unbiased european perspective. Luxcommons’ first instrument of choice is the Creative Commons Licence. Thanks to funding from “2007, Luxembourg and Greater Region, Cultural Capital of Europe,” the National Cultural Fund and with the Support of the Technoport Incubator (an initiative of the Henri Tudor Research Center), Luxcommons was able to start transposing the CC 3.0 Licence to the Luxembourg jurisdiction. For the future, a stronger linking of similar initiatives in the Greater Region and stronger tie-ins with institutional partners is sought to keep the Luxembourgish CC project on stable footing.

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South Korea

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Creative Commons Korea Association to create Korea jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Jongsoo Yoon (Seoul Northern District Court)

More about Creative Commons Korea Association

Until 2008 the CC project in the Korean jurisdiction had been initiated and led by the team of volunteers at KAFIL (Korea Association for Info-Media Law), the leading law association for information law issues in Korea. With the aim to broaden and improve the management of project activities, KAFIL decided to separate the team of volunteers into an independent legal entity and let the new entity take over the CC jurisdiction project.

Consequently, the Creative Commons Korea Association (CC Korea) was founded in January, 2009. As a not-for-profit incorporated association, CC Korea started its activities as the official CC project team in Korea. CC Korea consists of various individuals and corporation members. They will reach decisions for CC Korea through general meetings regarding key management issues. The members also have an obligation to make financial contributions to maintain and run CC Korea. In particular, individual members can be a member of the board or voluntary staff. As of 2009, about thirty to forty voluntary staff with various backgrounds, such as lawyers, students, artists, professors, businessmen and so on, are taking part in many projects to promote open culture including spreading CC in Korea.

Acknowledgements

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Korea Association for Infomedia Law (KAFIL)

KAFIL was found in 1996 by distinguished leadership of Judge Chan-Hyun Hwang. KAFIL is an abbreviation of Korea Association for Info-Media Law, so it has focused on information law issues. KAFIL is unique especially in its member composition. The majority of regular member is judges and public prosecutors. So, it has situated itself as the leading law association in Korea bridging academicians and legal professionals. KAFIL has operated annual symposium schedule usually in June, and three other academic seminars annually. Also, it has held case study workshops on bimonthly basis which has been a hot debatable forum among legal professionals. KAFIL also published its own law journal on biannual basis.

For more information about KAFIL, visit http://www.kafil.or.kr/

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Italy

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico di Torino to create Italy jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Lead: Juan Carlos De Martin

More about the NEXA Center at the Politecnico di Torino

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The NEXA Center for Internet and Society of the Politecnico di Torino was founded in 2006 by Juan Carlos De Martin, professor of Information Engineering, together with Marco Ricolfi, law professor at the University of Torino Law School. NEXA is a multidisciplinary research center on the impact of the Internet on society, with a focus on technical, economical and juridical issues. The NEXA research team includes academic researchers as well as law practitioners and technologists; many of them have been working together since 2003, when the Creative Commons Italy project was started.

The Politecnico di Torino (Turin Polytechnic University) has 26,000 students studying on about 120 courses (39 Bachelor’s degree courses; 35 Master of Science courses; 30 Doctorates and 18 specialization courses). The Politecnico di Torino offers excellence in technology from all points of view, from the strictly technical to the economical and juridical.

Acknowledgements

The Department of Law of the University of Turin

DSG logoThe Department of Law of the University of Turin, headed by Prof. Gianmaria Ajani, is aimed to coordinating all the research activity in the area of law of the University of Turin. It deals also with the fund raising for research purposes, the management of all the PhD programs and continuing education in the area of law. It is part of the University of Turin, which was founded in 1404 (it is one of the most antique universities in the world) and which today counts 65.000 students, 1.300 professors and nearly 800 researchers and assistants.

The Department of Law coordinates the research work of more than 130 law professors in the different areas of law. The main research program by now are in the field of:

  • EC Private law and harmonization of contract law,
  • International Human Rights,
  • Criminal Jurisdiction,
  • Harmonization of Civil Procedure,
  • Intellectual Property law.

For more information about the Department of Law of the University of Turin, visit http://www.dsg.unito.it/.

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IEIIT-CNR

IEIIT-CNR: Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni del CNR. (English: CNR Institute of Electronics and Information and Telecommunications Engineering).

The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council of Italy), founded in 1923, is a multidisciplinary public research institution. The IEIIT is a CNR institute founded in 2002 by merging the forces of several preexisting CNR institutes and centers. The IEIIT-CNR headquarters are located in Torino, with territorial sections in Genoa, Milan, Bologna and Pisa; the Institute is directed by prof. Marco Ajmone Marsan. The IEIIT-CNR pursues advanced, multidisciplinary research in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

For more information about IEIIT-CNR, visit http://www.ieiit.cnr.it/

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India

Mike Linksvayer, March 6th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with IIT Bombay to create India jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Legal Project Lead: Lawrence Liang
Public Project Lead: Shishir K. Jha

More about IIT Bombay

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IIT Bombay, set up by an Act of Parliament, was established in 1958, at Powai, a northern suburb of Mumbai. Today the Institute is recognised as one of the centres of academic excellence in the country. The institute has 12 departments of engineering, basic sciences and the humanities, 11 research centers, 3 postgraduate degree schools and 5 interdisciplinary programs. IIT Bombay is largely a residential institution with over 4 thousand students and over 400 faculty. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities, and a parallel improvement in facilities and infrastructure, to keep it on par with the best institutions in the world.

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