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Launching Creative Commons Affiliate


Presentation of Creative Commons Affiliate in Belarus will take place at BNTU library on 29 of August, starting the "Free knowledge" project.

Initiative was created on the basis of Falanster Youth Organization. The main activities planned are studying copyright, education and enlightenment, organizing discussions and popularizing of public licenses. Falanster activists want  to involve society into creation of an alternative draft law on copyright.

Event agenda:

  1. about the Affiliate, its mission and plans, how to join the team (Mikhail Volchek, coordinator, Falanster);
  2. a legal assessment of the current state of public licenses in Belarus (Diana Ivanova, Candidate of Juridical Sciences, BSU);
  3. exhibition of posters created under public licenses (Svetlana Ermakovich, artist, Falanster);
  4. web-conference with Yoost Smirs, the co-author of the book "Imagine there is no copyright ...";
  5. communication with journalists.

Also an online-bridge with Creative Commons of Europe will also be held.

Journalists, civil servants, authors, programmers and anyone connected with intellectual property creation are invited. A set of short reports (under 5 minutes) for those who will come up with on spontaneous topics will be provided. Organizators are interested in informal communication between participants and in creation of the place for copyright reform discussions.

An Open pad for questions is welcome for those who can't come.

Write your questions to falanster.by@gmail.com,

Creative Commons is a non-commercial organization and public licenses with the same name that allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. Consumers can easily understand licenses without having knowledge of the law.

Creative Commons affiliates network consists of more than one hundred affiliates in more than 70 countries worldwide. Affiliates are built on a voluntary basis and have a wide range of activities: creating of the local CC community, localization of the  information related to licenses, conducting research on the use of licenses, etc.

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