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New Zealand

Alex Roberts, June 4th, 2007

Creative Commons is working with the Royal Society of New Zealand to create New Zealand jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CC New Zealand

Public Project Lead: Jane Hornibrook

Legal Team:

Advisory Panel:

  • Penny Carnaby, National Librarian
  • Wayne Macintosh, Open Education Resource Foundation
  • Colin Jackson, IT consultant
  • Aroha Meed, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology
  • Stephanie Pietkiewicz, True Story
  • Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media
  • Keitha Booth, State Services Commission
  • Fabiana Kubke, University of Auckaland

License documents:

More about The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand promotes science, technology and the humanities in schools, in industry and in society. We administer several funds for science and technology, publish science journals, offer advice to Government, and foster international scientific contact and co-operation.


CC New Zealand would like to thank it’s former affiliate institution, the Te Whāinga Aronui The Council for the Humanities, and former Project Lead Brian Opie, for their support and efforts developing the CC project in New Zealand.

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Alex Roberts, May 16th, 2007

Creative Commons is working with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) to create Egyptian jurisdiction-specific licenses from the Unported Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Egypt List

Project Lead: Hala Essalmawi

More About the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

In fulfillment of its mission as a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge and for dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and people, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has developed a growing interest in issues relating to access to knowledge, promotion of innovation and creativity and intellectual property.

BA has initiated several activities to spread the philosophy of access to knowledge (A2K) and build local capacity of researchers, librarians and practitioners to effectively implement new and emerging A2K tools and practices. It is within this context that BA has organized the first seminar on new tools for the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of innovation and creativity in the Arab world and the region.

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Mike Linksvayer, April 9th, 2007

Creative Commons is working with Bienes Comunes to create Argentina jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Argentina List

Project Lead: Professor Ariel Vercelli.

More about NGO Bienes Comunes

Bienes ComunesBienes Comunes is a non-profit and non governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2005 and located in the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is formed by people interested in the research, promotion, regulation and protection of the commons of our societies. Its mission could be synthesized as the study, research, development, promotion, spread, citizenship education in its use and production, protection, conservation, defence, assertion and regulation of every unalienable commons that conform and sustain our human condition.

Bienes Comunes can be graphically understood as a laboratory of the nature, reach, regulation and fate of cultural, digital, biological and material commons. Bienes Comunes works as a hub between private, public and communal networks, connecting and collaborating with researchers, technicians, institutes, research centres, libraries, laboratories, enterprises, non-profit civil associations, foundations, cooperatives, chambers or governmental agencies interested in the commons.

During 2005 Fundación OSDE gave support to Ariel Vercelli and the NGO Bienes Comunes in the first phase and translation of the Creative Commons licenses in Argentina. The NGO Bienes Comunes leads the Creative Commons local chapter and during these years has developed many projects related to free and open licenses for all kind of intellectual works: among others, Negocios Abiertos [a project to work, design and share open business models in Latin America], Aprender la Libertad [an initiative to work with digital commons and collaborative production of educational contents] and Librecultura [a space to promote and define the free culture movement in Argentina and Latin America].

For more information about NGO Bienes Comunes visit Please contact Ariel Vercelli and the NGO Bienes Comunes for any issue related with the local chapter:

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More Information

Michelle Thorne, April 6th, 2007

More Information

Creative Commons also offers ported versions of its six, core licenses for many jurisdictions (usually jurisdiction = country, but not always). Over 50 ported license suites exist. These ported licenses are based on and compatible with the international license suite, differing only in that they have been modified to reflect local nuances in how legal terms and conditions are expressed, drafting protocols and, of course, language. The ported licenses and the international licenses are all intended to be legally effective anywhere in the world, and have the same legal effect.

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Upcoming Launch Dates

Michelle Thorne, April 6th, 2007

Upcoming Launch Dates

  • Chile 3.0 Upgrade: Fall 2010
  • Egypt: Fall 2010
  • Armenia: Winter 2010
  • Azerbaijan: Winter 2010
  • Georgia: Winter 2010
  • Jordan: Winter 2010
  • Ireland: Winter 2010
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