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Creative Commons is working with the University of Costa Rica to create Costa Rica jurisdiction-specific licenses from the Unported Creative Commons licenses.

The BY-NC-SA 3.0 license draft adapted to Costa Rican law is ready for public discussion. The Spanish and English versions of the BY-NC-SA license are available, as is a summary of the substantial changes proposed by the legal team to port the licenses to Costa Rican copyright law. The public discussion is an open forum where everyone – from lawyers to active license users, from linguists to translators — is invited to contribute.

If you have comments about the licenses, whether in regards to legal, linguistic or usability issues, please feel welcome to use the wiki’s discussion page or the CC Costa Rican mailing list to share your thoughts.

CC Costa Rica Team

Project Leads: Rolando Coto Solano and Carlos Saborío

Legal Leads: Dr. Andrés Guadamuz and Lic. Denis Campos MBMC

More about the University of Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica is a public university in the Republic of Costa Rica. Its main campus, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, is located in San Pedro, in the province of San José. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious institution of higher learning in Costa Rica.

As an independent institution of higher learning, the University of Costa Rica is constituted by a community of teachers, students and administrative staff dedicated to teaching, research, social action, study, reflection, artistic creation and dissemination of knowledge.

There are different perceptions of the mission that a university must meet. For the University of Costa Rica, the primary activity is aimed at advancing knowledge in its highest expression and at responding effectively to the needs generated by the integral development of society.

Posted 20 November 2009