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Bangladesh

Mike Linksvayer, August 20th, 2009

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Brazil

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

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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: http://www.fgv.br/

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Tanzania

Mike Linksvayer, August 20th, 2009

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Estonia

Michelle Thorne, June 16th, 2009

Creative Commons is working with the Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF) to create Estonia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the Unported Creative Commons licenses.

CC Estonia List

Project Lead: Ene Koitla, Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF)

Legal Team: Priit Lätt, Hele Karja, and Heiki Pisuke of Glimstedt Straus & Partners, and independent legal expert Mario Rosentau from the University of Tartu.

Interactive drafts on c0-ment:

More about the Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF)

Estonian Information Technology Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by the Estonian Republic, Tartu University, Tallinn Technical University, Eesti Telekom and the Association of Estonian Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies. The 5-member Council of the EITF is made up of the representatives of the aforementioned founders. They appoint the 3 members of the Executive Board. The Foundation is annually audited by a sworn auditor.

EITF’s aims are to assist in preparation of the highly qualified IT specialists and to support information and communication technology-related development in Estonia. For these purposes the Foundation established and manages the Estonian IT College and adminsters the National Support Program for ICT in Higher Education “Tiger University.”

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Indonesia

Michelle Thorne, March 3rd, 2009

CC Indonesia’s info page

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Belgium

Mike Linksvayer, November 25th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with CRID, Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit / Centre for Research on Computer Law, University of Namur to create Belgium jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Belgium List

Project Lead: Séverine Dusollier,

More about CRID

Founded in 1979 by Prof. Yves Poullet, the CRID, linked to the University of Namur, is a research centre dedicated to computer law and information law. The Objective of the CRID is to foster the legal thinking in the field of cyberlaw and to create awareness of the legal and social issues engendered by the use of new technologies.
35 researchers are currently working on a broad range of issues, from IPR, privacy, fundamental rights to e-commerce, telecommunications law, use of technologies in the medical sector, computer crime and contract law.
The IPR Department, headed by Severine Dusollier, has namely worked on copyright on the Internet, domain names, software patentability, databases, IPR rights in research outcome, P2P, DRM, and so one. One of the key issue dealt with the IPR Department is the safeguarding of the balance of copyright between rights of the authors and freedoms of the users. It has resulted in thourough research in the field of the exceptions to copyright (fair use), DRM regulations and copyleft and open source.
The CRID has undertaken numerous research projects and studies commissioned namely by the European Commission, UNESCO, Council of Europe, WIPO, Belgian government, diverse national agencies and private companies. It also hosts a important library specialised in computer and cyberlaw. The research carried out at CRID nourishes several teaching courses at the University of Namur and namely a post-graduate program in Law and Management of Technologies of Information and Communication.

For more information about CRID, visit http://www.crid.be

Acknowledgements

CC Belgium would like to thank Prof. Alain Strowel (University of St-Louis, Brussels) for his assistance and Pascal Callant for his former role as Public Project Lead. The team is indebted to Philippe Laurent and Loïc Bodson from IPR department and CRID for their support and legal expertise. The Dutch version was prepared by Mélanie Carly, researcher at CIR (Centrum voor Intellectuele Rechten), University of Leuven.

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Spain

Mike Linksvayer, November 19th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with Universitat de Barcelona to create Spain jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Spain List

Project Lead: Ignasi Labastida i Juan

Archives

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More about The Universitat de Barcelona

The Universitat de Barcelona (UB), founded in 1450, is the oldest and largest of the six universities in Barcelona, and of the ten in Catalonia. It has 76.000 students –more than half of the total student population of Catalonia– and is the second largest in terms of students number in Spain. The UB has four campuses, in different parts of the city. The UB is the main spanish university research centre, and one of the leaders in Europe, in terms of projects and the quality achieved in this field. One of the aims of the University is to create, transmit and expand the cultural, scientific anf technical knowledge and to contribute to society’s development.

The university is particularly interested in fostering international relations, and for many years has been the leader among European universities in numbers of student exchanges organized as part of the Erasmus program. Since 1995, the UB has implemented a quality program aiming fundamentally to design mid and long term strategies in order to evaluate and improve teaching and research in public higher education.

More info: http://www.ub.edu/

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Singapore

Mike Linksvayer, November 17th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL) to create jurisdiction-specific licenses for Singapore from the “unported” Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Singapore List

Legal Project Lead: Lam Chung Nian

Public Project Lead: Assistant Professor Giorgos Cheliotis; Fellow, CAPTEL

Community Manager: Ivan Chew

More about the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL)

The Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL) is a research center founded to investigate and research issues on how businesses and economies are being affected by the challenges of new technologies on law, regulation and policy. CAPTEL is located at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University.

For more information, please visit http://captel.ntu.edu.sg/.

Acknowledgments

CC Singapore and CCi would like to thank Associate Professor Anil Samtani, Deputy-Director of CAPTEL, for his substantial efforts to adapt and promote the CC licenses in Singapore as part of his former role as the team’s Legal Project Lead.

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Germany

Mike Linksvayer, November 17th, 2008

Creative Commons is working with European Academy of Law and Computing and the Institute of Law and Informatics at Saarland University to create Germany jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Germany List

Legal Project Lead: John Hendrik Weitzmann

Public Project Lead: Markus Beckedahl

More about the European Academy of Law and Computing (EEAR), Merzig and Saarbrücken

The European Academy of Law and Computing was established in the year 2005 as a non-profit corporation situated in Merzig and Saarbrücken, near the borders to France and Luxemburg in south-western Germany. The Academy wants to build bridges between the IT sector and the world of legal professionals. Its mission therefore is threefold, combining research activities, educational courses and development of software and services.

In the area of research the Academy offers various workshops, conducts EU funded studies and hosts the Merzig Legal Database Forum (Merziger Datenbankenforum Recht), to name a few. In regard to education and additional qualification for lawyers a fully equipped test environment is on offer as well as a wide range of courses, covering topics like XML, Digital Data Management and Legal Web Services. The development activities include the German Database of Higher Education Law (KMK Hochschulrecht), the Caveat Registry Service, applications for implementing the XJustiz standard, and other projects.

More about Institute of Law and Informatics (Institut für Rechtsinformatik) at Saarland University, Saarbrücken

The ‘Saarbrücker Rechtsinformatik’ (Law and Informatics in Saarbrücken) was founded in 1988 along with the establishment of the department of law and informatics, which was originally funded by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany) and headed by Prof. Dr. Herberger. Today the Institute of Law and Informatics at Saarland University (Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken, Germany) is maintained by the Chair for Civil Law, Legal Theory and Legal Informatics of Prof. Dr. Maximilian Herberger and the Chair for Civil Law, Civil Procedure and Philosophy of Law of Prof. Dr. Helmut Rüßmann.

The Institute of Law and Informatics concerns itself with the question of how legal professionals can improve their ways of working with the aid of new technology. Law and informatics is part of applied information technology just like business information systems and medical informatics are. In this context the Institute of Law and Informatics feels that it is its duty to make legal information electronically available, therefore deviating from the traditional printed format, and to support the electronic exchange of legal documents. Examples include online legal databases as well as the technical maintenance of the decision databases of the Courts, for example the websites of the Federal Constitutional Court, the Social, Labour and Fiscal Courts of the Saarland as well as the Administrative Court in Frankfurt am Main.

Furthermore, the Institute of Law and Informatics deals with Information Law and legal problems of new media, especially Internet Law. The Internet poses many legal questions, which concern current and future legislation of almost all areas of law and numerous regulations. In relation to the named issues the Institute concentrates mainly on questions of civil law.

Acknowledgements

Creative Commons would like to thank the former project leads,
Professor Dr. Thomas Dreier, Ellen Euler, and Oliver Meyer , and Dr. Till Jaeger, who in a shared effort adapted the CC licenses to German copyright law; the


Institute for Information Law at the University of Karlsruhe and the


Institut für Rechtsfragen der Freien und Open Source Software, for the extensive work done so far and their continuing support.

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CC Technology Summit Program and Registration available

Nathan Yergler, November 4th, 2008

Two months ago we announced the second CC Technology Summit, taking place December 12, 2008 in Cambridge, MA at MIT. The response to the call for presentations was good, and the initial program is now available. I’m excited about the mix of topics we have on the program. The day will include reports from our community, including a presentation on copyright registry interoperability by Safe Creative and Registered Commons and a report from the Queensland Treasury on their use of licensing and metadata. We’ll also have presentations from within CC — a report on open source knowledge management from Science Commons and an update on what’s next for RDFa.

Registration is also now open for the event. While the first Technology Summit was free thanks to Google’s generous support, we do have costs associated with the December Technology Summit. To offset those costs, there is a registration fee: $50 for CC Network members or $75 for non-members. If you’d like to sign up for CC Network membership at the same time as you register, we’ve enabled that as well (no discount, though; $100 total).

It’s been a busy year at CC and I’m looking forward to the Technology Summit as an opportunity to review what we’ve done and look ahead to 2009.

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