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CC Romania Promotes Creativity with Localized Licenses

Michelle Thorne, September 1st, 2008

Text in English and Romanian

Bucharest, Romania and Berlin, Germany ÔÇö September 2, 2008

Creators in Romania now have the option to license their creative works under one of the six Creative Commons licenses tailored to Romanian law. Available as of today, the ported Romanian licensing suite (BY through to BY-NC-ND of Version 3.0) is provided free of charge to rights holders wishing to signal that for a particular work, they have chosen a “some rights reserved” approach to copyright.

The Creative Commons team in Romania, led by Bogdan Manolea and Stefan Gavrilescu and supported by the Association for Technology and Internet, carried out the porting process and public discussion with local and international legal experts and in consultation with Creative Commons International.

The licenses will be launched in Bucharest on September 2 at 1600 during an event hosted by the Center for Independent Journalism. The event will be opened by Bogdan Manolea with a presentation about the philosophy of Creative Commons and an introduction to the Romanian licenses. A panel thereafter will outline practical uses of the CC licenses in Romania, with contributions from Razvan Rusu from Travka, the first Romanian band to license their entire album under a CC license; Ioana Avadani from the Center for Independent Journalism; and Florin Grozea from the popular Romanian band Hi-Q. Other Creative Commons users in Romania are invited to join the launch and participate in the conversation.

At the event, Hi-Q will launch a new contest offering a preview of their next single. The vocal tracks of the band’s three singers will be released under the Romanian CC BY-SA 3.0 license, and fans will be invited to create remixes of the tracks and upload them to http://eok.ro or other music-sharing websites.

Remarking on the completion of the porting process, CC Romania Project Lead Bogdan Manolea says, “With the launch of the localized Creative Commons licenses, more Romanian artists and users will learn about open licenses and its benefits. We hope to have more projects that will involve innovation in intellectual property and will promote open content concepts in Romania. We would like to thank everyone that has been involved in this process, including our partners for the launch of the Creative Commons licenses in Romania – Hi-Q band and the Center for Independent Journalism.”

The Romanian licenses are the 26th ported Creative Commons suite in Europe and the 47th worldwide. The licenses are available through the Creative Commons License Chooser at http://creativecommons.org/license/?lang=ro.

About the Association for Technology and Internet

APTI is an independent Romanian NGO that has the objective of promoting the fair use of information society services in balance with current legal norms. The organization aims to further human rights in the digital environment and support the digital civil rights in the Romanian society. For more information about APTI, visit http://www.apti.ro/.

About Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works, whether owned or in the public domain. Through its free copyright licenses, Creative Commons offers authors, artists, scientists, and educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of traditional copyright to enable a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach. Creative Commons was built with and is sustained by the generous support of organizations including the Center for the Public Domain, the Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons, visit http://creativecommons.org.

Contact

Dr. Catharina Maracke
Director
Creative Commons International, Creative Commons

Press Kit

http://creativecommons.org/presskit
http://creativecommons.org/international/ro

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CC ROMA╠éNIA PROMOVEAZA╠ć CREATIVITATEA PRIN LICENT╠žELE LOCALIZATE

Bucures╠žti, Romania s╠ži Berlin, Germania ÔÇö 2 Septembrie 2008

Creatorii roma╠éni au acum posibilitatea de a-s╠ži licent╠žia operele printr-una din cele s╠žase licent╠že Creative Commons adaptate la legea roma╠éna╠ć. De asta╠ćzi, i╠éntreaga serie de licent╠že adaptate (versiunea 3.0 de la Atribuire (BY) pa╠éna╠ć la Atribuire-Necomercial-Fa╠ćra╠ć Modifica╠ćri (BY-NC-ND)) este disponibila╠ć i╠én mod gratuit pentru titularii de drepturi de autor care doresc sa╠ć licent╠žieze opera lor doar cu “unele drepturi rezervate”.

Echipa Creative Commons din Roma╠énia, condusa╠ć de Bogdan Manolea s╠ži S╠žtefan Gavrilescu s╠ži sust╠žinuta╠ć de Asociat╠žia pentru Tehnologie si Internet – APTI, a parcurs procesul de adaptare al licent╠želor s╠ži discut╠žie publica╠ć cu expert╠ži juridici nat╠žionali s╠ži internat╠žionali s╠ži i╠én consultare cu Creative Commons International.

Licent╠žele vor fi lansate pe data de 2 Septembrie 2008 i╠én Bucures╠žti, la un eveniment ga╠ćzduit de Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent. Bogdan Manolea va deschide evenimentul cu o prezentare despre filozofia Creative Commons s╠ži va introduce licent╠žele roma╠énes╠žti. Alt╠ži participant╠ži vor contribui la discut╠žia privind utiliza╠ćrile practice ale licent╠želor Creative Commons i╠én Roma╠énia, printre care Ra╠ćzvan Rusu (ex-Travka, prima format╠žie roma╠éneasca╠ć care a licent╠žiat un i╠éntreg album sub o licent╠ža╠ć Creative Commons), Ioana Ava╠ćdani (Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent) sau Florin Grozea (HI-Q). Alt╠ži utilizatori roma╠éni de Creative Commons din Roma╠énia au fost invitat╠ži sa╠ć participe la lansare s╠ži la discut╠žia publica╠ć.

Cu ocazia acestui eveniment format╠žia HI-Q va lansa un nou concurs oferind un preview al urma╠ćtorului lor single. Vocile celor 3 membri ai format╠žiei vor fi oferite sub licent╠ža Creative Commons AtribuireÔÇôDistribuire i╠én Condit╠žii Identice (BY-SA) 3.0 Roma╠énia s╠ži astfel toata lumea va fi invitata╠ć sa╠ć creeze remixuri pe aceste voci s╠ži sa╠ć puna╠ć rezultatele pe site-ul http://eok.ro sau alte site-uri de video-sharing de pe Internet.

Bogdan Manolea, Project Lead pentru Creative Commons Romania, a declarat pentru acest eveniment: “O data╠ć cu lansare licent╠želor Creative Commons i╠én limba roma╠éna╠ć, mai mult╠ži artis╠žti si simpli utilizatori din Roma╠énia au posibilitatea sa╠ć i╠énvet╠že despre licent╠žele deschise s╠ži avantajele lor. Spera╠ćm sa╠ć avem din ce i╠én ce mai multe proiecte care vor sust╠žine inovat╠žia i╠én proprietatea intelectuala╠ć s╠ži vor promova conceptele de cont╠žinut deschis i╠én Roma╠énia. Nu putem sa╠ć nu mult╠žumim partenerilor lansa╠ćrii ÔÇô Trupei HI-Q s╠ži Centrului pentru Jurnalism Independent, ca s╠ži tuturor celor care ne-au ajutat pe parcursul procesului de adaptare a licent╠želor”

Licent╠žele i╠én limba roma╠éna╠ć sunt al 26-lea proiect Creative Commons adaptat i╠én Europa s╠ži al 47-lea i╠én i╠éntreaga lume. Licent╠žele sunt disponibile prin aplicat╠žia disponibila╠ć pe site-ul Creative Commons la http://creativecommons.org/license/?lang=ro.

Jurnalis╠žtii interesat╠ži sa╠ć participe la lansare sunt invitat╠ži pe data de 2 Septembrie 2008,┬á la ora 16 00 la sediul Centrului pentru Jurnalism Independent – B-dul Regina Elisabeta nr. 32, et. 1 (Cladirea Federatiei Sindicatelor Libere din Invatamant aflata intre Piata Kogalniceanu si Bd Schitu Magureanu), Sector 5, Bucuresti. Agenda evenimentului este atas╠žata╠ć la acest comunicat.

Licent╠žele Creative Commons permit autorilor schimbarea termenilor de licent╠žiere de la clasicul “Toate drepturile rezervate” la “Unele drepturi rezervate”. Licent╠žele Creative Commons nu sunt o alternativa╠ć la dreptul de autor, ci se aplica╠ć pe baza legislat╠žiei privind dreptul de autor, astfel i╠énca╠ét sa╠ć pot╠ži modifica termenii de licent╠žiere pentru a permite o┬á licent╠žiere deschisa╠ć a operelor tale.

Asociat╠žia pentru Tehnologie s╠ži Internet (APTI) este o organizat╠žie roma╠éneasca non-guvernamentala╠ć s╠ži independenta╠ć care are drept obiectiv promovarea utiliza╠ćrii leale a serviciilor societa╠ćt╠žii informat╠žionale i╠én concordant╠ža╠ć cu normele legale i╠én vigoare. Organizat╠žia sust╠žine drepturile omului in mediul digital s╠ži promoveaza╠ć drepturile civile digitale. Pentru mai multe informatii vizitati despre APTI vizitat╠ži http://www.apti.ro/

Creative Commons este o organizat╠žie non-profit, i╠énfiint╠žata╠ć i╠én 2001, care promoveaza╠ć re-utilizarea creativa╠ć a operelor intelectuale s╠ži artistice, indiferent daca sunt proprietare sau i╠én domeniul public. Prin sistemul sa╠ću de licent╠že gratuite privind dreptul de autor Creative Commons ofera╠ć autorilor, artistilor, oamenilor de s╠žtiint╠ža╠ć s╠ži profesorilor posibilitatea alegerii unui spectru flexibil de liberta╠ćt╠ži s╠ži drepturi care permit schimbarea sistemului tradit╠žional de “Toate drepturile rezervate” i╠éntr-un sistem voluntar de “Unele drepturi rezervate”. Creative Commons a fost lansat s╠ži este sust╠žinut prin efortul generos al mai multpr organizat╠žii, incluza╠énd Centrul pentru Domeniul Public, Omidyar Network, Fundat╠žia Rockefeller, Fundat╠žia John D. s╠ži┬á Catherine T. MacArthur , s╠ži Fundat╠žia William s╠ži Flora Hewlett, ca s╠ži alte persoane publice. Pentru ai multe informat╠žii despre Creative Commons, viziteaza╠ć http://creativecommons.org.

Contact

Dr. Catharina Maracke
Director
Creative Commons International, Creative Commons

Bogdan Manolea
Director Executiv APTI
Creative Commons Romania Legal Lead

Press Kit
http://creativecommons.org/presskit
http://creativecommons.org/international/ro

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