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Grant Competition to Support CC Licensing Adoption in the South Caucasus

Michelle Thorne, May 16th, 2008

We are very honored to announce that our close collaborators, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, has opened a grant competition to support the adoption of the Creative Commons licensing framework in the countries of the South Caucasus.

Proposals may be submitted for Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

From their website:

The initiative seeks to enable and popularize the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works in the countries of the South Caucasus through offering free and easy-to-use Creative Commons (CC) licensing framework to creators, artists, and educators, as well as other internet-based communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. These goals will be achieved through exploring possibilities for implementing a consistent, robust and internationally accepted framework for intellectual property rights for web-based materials in the South Caucasus, adapting Creative Commons framework to conditions in the South Caucasus, and ensuring extensive stakeholder involvement and broad public awareness of the CC framework in the South Caucasus.

The deadline for applications in Georgia is May 29, 17:00, and a general pre-bid consultation seminar will be held at the EPF offices in Yerevan, Armenia on May 19, 17:00.

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