Day 8: CC Argentina
Mike Linksvayer, May 5th, 2007
So far we’ve profiled Creative Commons international volunteers in Hungary, Taiwan, Chile, France, Catalonia, Spain, Malaysia and Peru. Today we’ll stay in South America with Creative Commons Argentina.
After the launch of Creative Commons Argentina the use of licenses grew up and many projects related with freedom of the cultural environment have emerged as a result. Ariel Vercelli, leader of CC Argentina and president of the NGO Bienes Comunes, describes that they are working hard in at least four areas:
(1) Creative Commons licenses in Argentina and other free licenses for all kind of intellectual works;
(2) Negocios Abiertos, a project to work, design and share open business models in Spanish;
(3) Aprender la Libertad, a project to work with digital commons and collaborative production of educational contents;
(4) Librecultura, to work together with the free culture movement from Argentina and Latin America.
From Bienes Comunes and Creative Commons local community, they are also planning other projects to work with commons in the bio/nano-technology. Together with other organizations, Bienes Comunes collaborates to protect natural environment and promote a balance of access of the common basic resourses.
For example, there are more than 40 albums with CC in Argentina; in Negocios Abiertos there is a video about that and uses of CC licenses for music in Buenos Aires. In the editorial field, during these months is starting Libros Abiertos (Open Books), a new initiative of books under free licenses for Latin America.
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