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Czech Republic

Michelle Thorne, June 12th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Iuridicum remedium, the National Library in the Czech Republic, and the Union of Independent Authors to create Czech jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Czech List

Public Project Lead:  Lukáš Gruber, National Library of the Czech Republic

Legal Project Lead: Petr Jansa and Marek Tichy, Iuridicum Remedium

For close cooperation we would like to thank the Institute of Copyright, Industrial Property and Competition Law of the Faculty of Law of Charles University, especially JUDr. Irena Holcová

More About Iuridicum Remedium


Iuridicum remedium (IuRe) is a non-governmental non-profit organisation promoting human rights. It focuses on the broad infringements on individual rights as a result of legislative action, and also deals with specific cases of human rights violations. IuRe’s activities include current threats to human rights in the fields of Social Exclusion; Human Rights and Technologies; and Human Rights and Public Administration. IuRe is active in the areas of legislation and legal assistance, and disseminates information to both the professional community and the general public. Iuridicum Remedium is a member of EDRi, European Digital Rights network.

Iuridicum Remedium believes it’s the authors’ right to decide about the use of it’s own work, and the Creative Commons project falls under the scope of the Human Rights and Technologies Programme. Please see also

More About the National Library of the Czech Republic


The National Library of the Czech Republic works on Creative Commons within its Webarchive. Webarchive is a project which aims to archive the entire content of Czech internet. Webarchive is dedicated to porting the Creative Commons licenses in order to resolve legal issues in making the archived content available to public.

More About the Union of Independent Authors

The Union of Independent Authors is an member association supporting individual authors, publishers, festival and party organizers. It is interested in localizing and spreading Creative Commons in the Czech Republic as a tool for independent authors for distributing their work.

The project also has a support of the copyright department of the Ministry of Culture and Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University of Prague.

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Mike Linksvayer, June 12th, 2008

CC Australia List

Creative Commons is working with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to create Australia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

Project Lead: Tom Cochrane (Deputy Vice Chancellor QUT) and Professor Brian Fitzgerald Head of Law School (QUT)

Team Members: Jessica Coates (Project Manager), Elliott Bledsoe, Rachel Cobcroft, Nic Suzor


More about QUT

QUT is one of the largest universities in Australia and possesses strong interest in and commitment to information law and policy. DVC of Information Services Tom Cochrane has long been associated with intellectual property law and policy developments in Australia and been involved with a number of influential government and non-government committees. Professor Brian Fitzgerald has an international reputation in the area of Cyberlaw, Technology and Intellectual Property and heads a Law School that offers a broad range of courses in this area.

QUT is also home to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, which funds two research projects closely associated with Creative Commons Australia – the Creative Commons Clinic and the Creative Commons and Open Content Licensing Models project. Both these projects are headed up by Professor Fitzgerald, and seek to investigate and encourage the take up of the Creative Commons and other open content licensing models in Australia and internationally.


The leaders of Creative Commons in Australia would like to thank the following people for their assistance in drafting the licences and their ongoing commitment and involvement with CCau: Ian Oi, Karen Gettens, Delia Browne (Ministerial Council for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs), Neale Hooper (Queensland Treasury), Andrew Garton (Toysatellite), Karen Gettens, Sally Hanson (Arts Law Centre from 2004), Ishtiaque Omar, Sally Hines, Peter Edmundson and Barbara Phair (Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers).and the following people for their feedback: Peter James, Ben Lehman and Andrew Cameron (Allens Arthur Robinson) and research assistants Sally Hawkins and Nic Suzor.

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Mike Linksvayer, June 9th, 2008

Acerca de CC Chile


Creative Commons ha colaborado con la Universidad de Chile, El sistema de Servicios de Información y Bibliotecas (SISIB), y la Corporación Derechos Digitales (CDD) para adaptar las licencias de Creative Commons al sistema legal de Chile.

Líder del Proyecto: Prof. Alberto Cerda Silva (Fundador de CDD) y Gabriela Ortuzar (Director SISIB)

Líder Público: Claudio Ruiz

Contactarse con el equipo de CC Chile:

Más acerca de la Universidad de Chile (SISIB)

La Universidad de Chile, con 162 años de antigüedad, es la más antigua universidad del país, conformada por 14 facultades y 4 institutos interdisciplinarios. Ofrece 67 programas de pregrado y 63 de postgrado (34 PhD, 54 Masters y 75 programas de especialización), y tiene una comunidad de 34.500 miembros de los cuales 23.498 son estudiantes de pregrado, 4378 de de postgrado y 3.452 administrativos. Indicadores oficiales muestran que nuestra universidad tiene liderazgo dentro del país en investigación y creación de nuevo conocimiento (31% del total de los fondos de investigación nacional).

El sistema de Servicios de Información y Bibliotecas (SISIB) administra el portal institucional y entrega acceso a los recursos de información en una variedad de formas y servicios: biblioteca diigtal, repositorio institucional, portal de publicaciones electrónicas, portal OAI, entre otros.

Derchos Digitales

Más acerca de ONG Derechos Digitales

ONG Derechos Digitales es una organización no gubernamental chilena fundada en 2003. Es una organización independiente y sin fin de lucro localizada en Santiago de Chile. Su misión es la promoción del respeto y la protección de los derechos humanos en el entorno digital. Como parte de la sociedad civil latinoamericana defendemos la democracia y el pleno respeto al desarrollo de los derechos humanos. Nuestro trabajo incluye la producción y difusión del conocimiento, capacitación, análisis críticos, propuestas y soporte técnico a organismos públicos. Somos un equipo de profesionales voluntarios, abogados, periodistas, sociólogos e ingenieros altamente capacitados en tecnologías de la información y sus efectos.

Nuestras áreas de trabajo son derechos de autor, privacidad y datos personales, transparencia pública y derechos del consumidor en línea.

Para más información sobre ONG Derechos Digitales, visitar

More about CC Chile (English)

Creative Commons is working with the Universidad de Chile, Information Services & Library System (SISIB), and the Corporación Derechos Digitales (CDD) to create Chile jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

Legal Project Lead: Prof. Alberto Cerda Silva (Founder CDD) and Gabriela Ortuzar (Director SISIB)

Public Project Lead: Claudio Ruiz

Contact the CC Chile Team:

More about University of Chile (SISIB)

The University of Chile, 162 years old, is the oldest national university, conformed by 14 Schools and 4 Interdisciplinary Institutes. Offers 67 undergraduate programs and 63 graduate programs (34 Ph.D’s; 54 Master’s; 75 Specialization Programs) and has a total community of 34.500 members of which 23.498 are undergraduate students, 4.378 graduates and 3.452 faculties. Official indicators show that our university has the leadership within the country in research and creation of new knowledge (31% of the total research grants).

The Information Services & Library System (SISIB) manages the corporate web Portal and provides access to information resources in a variety of forms and services: digital library, institutional repository, electronic publications, OAI Portal, among others.

More about Corporación Derechos Digitales (CDD)

CDD (English: Digital Rights Corporation) it is a Chilean non-governmental organization founded in 2003. It is an independent, non profit organization, located in Santiago of Chile. Its mission is to promote the respect and protection of human rights in the digital environment. As a Latin American civil society we defend democracy, law enforcement and full respect and development of human rights. Our work includes producing and spreading of knowledge, training, critic analysis, making proposals and technical support. We are a team of volunteer professional members, as lawyers, sociologists and engineers highly qualified in Information Technologies (IT) and its effects.

At the moment, it develops activities in subjects like protection of privacy, legal aspects on use and development of free software, etc.

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Mike Linksvayer, June 4th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Oslo University College to create jurisdiction-specific licenses for Norway from the “unported” Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Norway List

Legal Project Lead: Olav Torvund
Public Project Lead: Gisle Hannemyr

More about Oslo University College


Creative Commons’ affiliate institution in Norway is Oslo University College (OUC).

Oslo University College is a young, dynamic institution based on strong traditions. It was established in 1994 when the Norwegian college system was restructured and 18 smaller colleges in the Oslo area merged.

Oslo University College offers the broadest portfolio of professional studies available in Norway. OUC is a dynamic institution based on strong traditions in professional education and research. With 11,000 students, OUC are the fourth largest educational institution in Norway.

Oslo University College has more than 50 academic degrees in the following areas: Business Administration, Engineering, Fine Art, Design and Drama, Health Sciences, Media Studies, Social Sciences, and Teacher Education.

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Mike Linksvayer, May 20th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with University of Rosario and Karisma Foundation to create Colombia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CC Colombia List

Project Lead: Carolina Botero, Alfredo Vargas, and Andres Umaña

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More about University of Rosario

One of the most prestigious universities of the country, which has formed illustrious scientists and political figures of the country. Founded in 1651 but concluded in 1653.

The Founder instituted as symbols the Rosary, from which its name is derived, and the Cross of Calatrava, and dictated the “Constitutions” as a legal framework which at present govern the organization Universidad del Rosario. The “Constitutions” are based on those established for the College of Salamanca, formerly called the Irish Nobles and today Fonseca.

Guided by the constitutions, El Rosario, as is referred to by the students, is a private and autonomous institution not linked to any political or religious organization. According to the Salmantino model it is governed by de Colegiales de Numero. The Colegiales are fifteen active students of the highest academic standing and moral qualities and conduct, equivalent to the fellows of the English Colleges, who have as their main responsibility the election of the top authorities of the university and execute duties in the Cloister, particularly as Academic secretaries of the Faculties.

Different from other Colombian universities, El Rosario has never seen its academic activities interrupted. This continuity, together with the fulfillment of goals set up by the founder, has definitely made it a leading player in the history of the country.

For more information about the University of Rosario, please visit

More about Karisma Foundation


Karisma Foundation is a Colombian non-profit and non governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2003 and located in Bogota. Its mission is to support the spread and good use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Colombian society. Karisma has worked with educational institutions since its inception, providing content and support on the use of ICTs in the learning process. Karisma now supports many other sectors on the appropriation of ICT and aims to go beyond simple integration into traditional practices and to effectively reflect on the needs and options of each institution.

Karisma produces critic analysis, prodvides consultation, develops proposals, offers trainings, and designs and organizes conferences and seminars as public forums on ICT appropriation, especially regarding educational, citizen and cultural matters. As part of the civil society, Karisma’s work includes serving as a hub where public and private actors can join efforts to discuss, research, promote and enhance the understanding of the knowledge society and it´s capabilities, among which public and institutional policies on Intellectual Property has a special place.

Karisma was born from a family initiative and has developed strong ties with similar institutions and interested individuals to build a strong network that supports different projects. Free and open content and tools are key. As a result of this interest, an independent group “Derecho, Internet y Sociedad” (DIS) has been created. DIS will host, among other projects, the Foundation´s activities related to the public promotion and legal support of Creative Commons under the coordination of Carolina Botero.

For more information about Karisma Foundation, please visit our website


CC Colombia would like to thank Jaime Rojas for his contributions to the project.

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South Africa

Mike Linksvayer, May 7th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with UCT Intellectual Property Law Research Unit to create South Africa jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi South Africa List

Legal Project Lead: Tobias Schonwetter

Public Project Lead: Dave Duarte

Team member:  Andrew Rens

More about the UCT Intellectual Property Law Research Unit

The UCT Intellectual Property Law Research Unit is housed at the Department of Private Law at the University of Cape Town Law School.


Creative Commons South Africa was founded by Heather Ford (public lead), and Andrew Rens (legal lead) and based at the LINK Centre. More details and a retrospective on CC South Africa by Andrew Rens on his blog The LINK Centre is the leading research and training body in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) policy, regulation and management in Southern Africa.

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Mike Linksvayer, April 22nd, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja to create Ecuador jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Ecuador List

Project Leads: Dr. Juan José Puertas Ortega, Carlos Correa Loyola
Team members: Dra. Patricia Pacheco Montoya and Abg. Verónica Granda González, Abg. Gabriela Armijos Maurad.

More about the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

The Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja was founded by the Ecuadorian Marist Association (AME) on May 3rd, 1971.

UTPL was officially recognized by the State of Ecuador under Executive Decree 646, published in the Official Register Nr. 217 of May 5th, 1971, in which it was constituted as an autonomous legal entity on the basis of the “Modus Vivendi” Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Ecuador, following the Church’s regulations in its organization and government.

On October 27th, 1997, the Diocese of Loja transferred indefinitely to the “Idente Association of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries” the operation of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, to be conducted with total autonomy and in accordance with Idente charisma.

In 1976 the UTPL inaugurated the Distance Education Modality, the first in Latin America. The current statute, approved by the National Council of Higher Education, CONESUP, on January 30th, 2002, established that the institution would offer higher education at undergraduate and graduate levels through the following modalities: Traditional, and Open and Distance, with its variants: a) Traditional Distance; b) Mixed Mode; and c) Virtual.

The UTPL educational model is centered on “Productive Entrepreneurship” in which the students and the professors take part in real projects in the Centers for Research, Technology Transfer, Extension and Service (CITTES)

In summary, the academic life of UTPL combines all the dimensions of the university: the CITTES, the Schools, their programs in the Traditional and Distance Modalities, and service to society, with a strong humanist perspective.

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Mike Linksvayer, March 17th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with GRNET to create Greece jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Greece List

Public Lead: Theodoros Karounos, GRNET
Legal Leads: Prodromos Tsiavos, Marinos Papadopoulos

More about GRNET


The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) supports the research and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within Greece and internationally, through the provision of its high-capacity networking and grid computing infrastructure, the strengthening of e-Learning & e-Business practices, as well as the participation in international research and education efforts. GRNET operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Development and is supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Development.

More information about the I3 Team of GRNET responsible for the Greek version of CC and GPL and LGPL licenses (in Greek.)

More information about GRNET (English).

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UK: England and Wales

Mike Linksvayer, March 17th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Information Systems and Innovation Group (ISIG) – Department of Management to create UK: England & Wales jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi UK: England & Wales List

Overall Project Lead: Professor Ian Angell

Legal Project Leads: Mr. Andrew Murray and Dr. Prodromos Tsiavos

Public Project Lead: Dr. Christian Ahlert.

More about Information Systems and Innovation Group (ISIG) – Department of Management

The Information Systems and Innovation Group has joined with other departments to form a new Department of Management in 2006. This is enabling us to develop and expand all our current areas of teaching and research and has opened up new areas for joint work.

We continue to research and teach in a wide range of IS topics and to develop our approach of the social study of information and communication technologies. We are engaged in a wide range of research in topics ranging from the experiences of individuals as they use information technology, to the management of large organisational systems, and national and worldwide policies, trends and standards.

Since its establishment in 2006 to integrate management-related units at theLSE, the Department of Management has won praise for its uniquely sophisticated degree programmes that combine the study of management with the Schoolís renowned social sciences perspective. Our courses are designed to serve a diverse international student body and global corporate recruiters.


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Creative Commons would like to thank the former project leads, Damian Tambini, Annabelle Littoz-Monet, Christian Ahlert, Prodromos Tsiavos, and David Tannenbaum who in a shared effort adapted the CC licenses to UK: England and Wales copyright law; the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University, for the extensive work done so far and their continuing support.

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Mike Linksvayer, March 17th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Multimedia Institute [mi2] to create Croatia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Croatia List

Project Lead: Diana Kovaèeviæ Remenariæ and Tomislav Medak

More about Multimedia Institute [mi2]

Zagreb based NGO [mi2] sprang up in 1999 from the spinned-off Internet program of Open Society Institute Croatia. Entering the up to that moment locally unchartered territory between social and cultural action and new technological developments, [mi2] brought together an emerging generation of civil activists, media practitioners, urban culture actors and social and media theorists who set out to pursue two principle tasks:

1) to promote and educate in media and technological practices relevant for functioning and development of social and cultural sector, and

2) to promote and develop socially inflected approaches to new technologies, especially as investments in the local emerging market gradually increased the penetration of new media and introduced the domination of commercial standards.

More info:

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