CC Local Point
“CC Local Point” is a project by DINAMO10 and Creative Commons Portugal that aims to clarify basic copyright law and its relation to Creative Commons licensing and to promote the use of CC licenses as an alternative option for creative practice and business model development. Our purpose is to create contact points in creative hubs in order to reinforce their role as information centres for artists, makers and creative professionals.
You can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clarify basic copyright law and its relation to CC licensing;
- Promote the use of CC licenses as an alternative option for creative practice and business model development;
- Connect creative hubs with the CC Global Network, reinforce their role as information centres for artists, makers and creative professionals and as active actors for the promotion of the use of CC licenses among these communities.
Guidelines to become a CC Local Point:
- Get in touch with the CC national chapter to inform that you want to create a “CC Local Point”.
- Name the CC contact person that will be responsible to assist the hub in the adoption of the CC licences and explain local legal framework of the licenses. The CC contact person shall not represent Creative Commons or the national chapters, and will only give legal advice if is qualified for it.
- Organize activities, at least once a year, about CC licenses, focusing in their relation to creative practice and artistic expressions, open business models and research.
- Share CC platforms and existing tools, as well as other useful resources for creative projects' development.
- Share the results of your activities through your own channels and CC platforms by using #cclocalpoint.
About Creative Commons Licenses
With the creation of an original work, the author is protected by author’s rights / copyright, which give the author a group of exclusive rights, as such the right of attribution as the creator of that work, the right to reproduce, make changes of exhibition of the work. The expression “All rights reserved” is used by the author in order to indicate that he/she reserves all the rights that are granted by law.
When the author’s rights / copyright ended, the work enters on the public domain, which means that it can be used freely.
However, there are authors which want to license their works with an open license, allowing the users for different types of uses. For these author’s, Creative Commons Licenses can be a solution, offering them different licenses for different purposes between the “All rights reserved” and “Public Domain”. Creative Commons Licenses allows what is commonly know as “Some rights reserved”.
Creative Commons Licenses are a useful way for the author to manage how to license it’s original work, giving the possibility to share or reuse works in a flexible and legal way.
Creative Commons Licenses offers a set of six different licenses.
All the CC Licenses require the users to make the attribution of the intellectual creator of that work (“BY”). And them, the others five licenses combine the attribution with other additional elements: Non Commercial (“NC”), which forbids the commercial use of the work; Non Derivative (“ND”), which forbids adaptations of the work; and Share Alike (“SA”) which demands that the derivative work must be license with the same license.
Creative Commons Licenses can be applied to each kind of original work protected by author’s rights / copyright, such as educational resources, music, photography, data bases, etc. Since CC Licenses are simple to use and versatile because of the six different licenses they offer, they already have gain adepts around the world, being translate globally. The internet search engines and the biggest educational and artistic centres are using the CC Licenses to share their works with the public.