Creative Commons announces launch of CC Belarus
Gwen Franck, August 6th, 2014
Creative Commons is happy to announce the launch of CC Belarus. Youth organization Falanster is now the belarusian Creative Commons affiliate team!
On August 29, the official launch of CC Belarus will take place in Minsk. For now, CC Belarus will focus on the following topics:
- researching the applicability of Creative Commons licenses in Belarusian legislation
- connect with foreign teams to exchange experiences
- organizing open discussions on adding Creative Commons licenses to Belarusian law
- create a platform to discuss the reform of Belarusian Copyright Law
- inform the Belarusian public about Creative Commons
Falanster began using Creative Commons licenses on its own sites (falanster.by, pirates.by, drupal-sliot.by), has been hosting meetings to endorse the open source principles, organised the Minsk Open Data Day in 2014, and has hosted several summer courses with lectures and panel discussions about copyright law and necessary reforms. Since 2013, Falanster has been holding Wiki-Days periodically, encouraging participants to add articles and photos to Wikipedia (Belarusian, Russian, English). The team has also been spreading information about Creative Commons through leaflets.