Creative Commons is working with the Institute for Information Law, Knowledgeland, and Waag Society to create Dutch jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Project Leads: Prof. P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Legal Project Lead) and Paul Keller (Public Project Lead)

More about Institute for Information Law (IViR)

The Institute for Information Law (IViR) is part of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. IViR has been founded in 1987 and is currently one the largest research centres in the field of information law in the world. The Institute employs over 25 researchers who are active in an entire spectrum of information society related legal areas: copyright law, patents, telecommunications and broadcasting regulation, media law, advertising law, domain names, freedom of expression, freedom of information, privacy, etc. IViR also maintains a Documentation Centre containing a unique collection of books, periodicals, reports and other materials on international information law and policy. At the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, IViR faculty members teach courses on copyright law, media and information law, telecommunciations law, industrial property law, patent law and law of commercial communications. Every first week of July, IViR offers a one-week intensive post-graduate summer course on International Copyright Law, which is taught in English. ViR has undertaken research projects and studies commissioned by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, WIPO, OECD, and various national governments and agencies. Most publications by IViR staff are available online at

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Creative Commons Netherlands
(CC-NL) is a joint venture between Knowledgeland, Waag Society and the Institute for Information Law (IViR) in cooperation with Creative Commons International, a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works.

Creative Commons Netherlands has been working on promoting and supporting the use of Creative Commons Licenses in the Netherlands since 2004. Our activities include workshops, presentations, on and offline support as well as academic research into legal questions raised by the use of the Creative Commons Licenses. An English translation of the 2005-07 working programme can be downloaded from our website.

Creative Commons Netherlands is supported by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science.