Affiliate Network (defunct)


Aurelia J. Schultz, March 4th, 2011

CC Uganda’s info page

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Aurelia J. Schultz, January 25th, 2011

CC Lithuania’s info page

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CC Affiliate Network

Nathan Kinkade, December 20th, 2010

The CC Affiliate Network consists of 100+ affiliates working in over 70 jurisdictions to support and promote CC activities around the world.

The teams have a wide range of responsibilities, including public outreach, community building, translating information and tools, fielding inquiries, conducting research, communicating with the public, maintaining resources for CC users, and in general, promoting sharing and our mission. These teams have a formal relationship with Creative Commons via an agreement between organizations, universities or individuals in the jurisdiction and CC HQ. Unaffiliated volunteers are also welcome to organize events and promote Creative Commons locally, regionally and globally.

If you would like learn more or contribute in one of these jurisdictions, please click on the flag below or email affiliate-program[at] If you are looking for a flag that you do not see here, please check the Jurisdiction Database. The Affiliates page on the CC wiki contains more information, including regional activities and history of our work.

CC Affiliate Network


The Licensing Suite

Creative Commons offers a core suite of six copyright licenses written to conform to international treaties governing copyright. The international licenses, as well as existing ported licenses, are all intended to be effective anywhere in the world, with the same legal effect. In the past, when it was demonstrated that a ported license was needed, Creative Commons worked with legal experts to craft a localized version of its six, core international licenses. 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. They are effective worldwide, as is the international license suite. The most recent international license suite available is version 3.0.

Please note that CC’s policy is to not approve porting projects prior to the establishment of a robust, local community outreach program and demonstrated need and demand for a jurisdiction-specific license suite.

Jurisdiction Database

The Jurisdiction Database contains further information about the international licenses and each jurisdiction with a Creative Commons affiliate team (e.g. Germany, Estonia). You can find more information about affiliate activities as well as query the database for the full text of the international licenses and/or one or more ported licenses.

CC Affiliate Teams: a Brazilian Case Study

Gilberto Gil

One of the best ways to learn about Creative Commons and the CC Affiliate Network is to watch one of our videos. This ten-minute video covers a significant CC event in Brazil, the impact on the country, and the people behind the project. It’s a great look at how a jurisdiction can benefit from localizing CC tools.

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Michelle Thorne, October 27th, 2010

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Michelle Thorne, October 21st, 2010

CC Lebanon’s info page

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Michelle Thorne, February 25th, 2010

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Michelle Thorne, December 1st, 2009

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Mike Linksvayer, October 4th, 2009

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Slovak Republic

Michelle Thorne, September 1st, 2009

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Mike Linksvayer, August 20th, 2009

Creative Commons is working with Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Law School in Rio de Janeiro to create Brazil jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Brazil List

Project Lead: Ronaldo Lemos da Silva Júnior

FGV logo

More about Fundação Getulio Vargas

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944, is the leading Brazilian academic institution in the fields of Economics, Public and Business Administration. Being a non-profit institution, its mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the country’s social and economic development.

Since the 70’s, FGV has been active in the field of legal education, especially in connection with Economics and Business. Recently, FGV created its own law school at Rio de Janeiro (FGV Direito Rio). From its creation, the Law School has been playing an important role as an interlocutor in policy-making, as well as in the transformation of legal studies in Brazil.

One of its most prominent concentration areas is Law & Technology, where the School cooperates closely with the government and with private entities, aiming to foster the development of the Brazilian information society. In 2003, FGV’s Law School organized together with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School the I-Law Program, bringing it for the first time to Latin America.

More information:

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