New official translations of CC legal tools published for Korean and Czech

Sarah Pearson

The version 4.0 license suite and CC0 are now available in Korean as a result of the collaborative work of CC Korea volunteers. The 4.0 licenses are also now available in Czech, thanks to the work and leadership of CC community members from the Czech Republic. 

For the Korean translations, the process was initiated by a group of CC Korea members as a collaborative project in 2017 and was on hold before being resumed in late 2018. The Korean translations were drafted by Soohyun Pae, professional translator and former CC Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator, and then reviewed by Jay Yoon, the former Public Lead of CC Korea who is a practicing lawyer. The final draft for review was submitted to CC HQ on Feb 8, 2019. With the kind support of the Korea Copyright Commission, the public consultation was held from Apr 1 to Apr 30, 2019 through a dedicated webpage and the announcement was made by CODE through its social media and by the Korea Copyright Commission on its website. The public consultation went smoothly and was completed with no major issues found.

Now that the Korean translations of 4.0 and CC0 licenses are available, CC Korea plans to share the news online through various channels and hold offline events to celebrate the work and promote the use of the licenses to the Korean public and local institutions.

For Czech, the process began in 2014 and went on to include input by several legal experts and two public consultations. Finally, after many drafts over the past five years, the translations went live in June 2019. The multi-year process was led by Matěj Myška, Lucie Straková, Anna Drgová, Jiří Marek, and Martin Loučka. 

Congratulations and thanks to everyone for their great work and support throughout the long road to publication of these two important translations! 

Korean CC0: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode.ko

Czech 4.0 licenses:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.cs
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode.cs
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode.cs
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode.cs
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.cs
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/legalcode.cs

Update (14 August 2019): We have discovered errors in the Korean 4.0 translation and have removed the files from the website until we confirm the extent of the problems. We will update this post further once we determine next steps.