The international workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) and Creative Commons (CC) licenses was held in the UNESCO IITE jointly with the UNESCO Moscow Office and the Institute of the Information Society on December 6, 2011.
The goal of the meeting was to discuss the legal aspects of CC licenses application in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The following issues were debated during the workshop: amendments to the civil legislation, encouraging incorporation of CC licenses, follow-ups of Creative Commons Global Summit (September 16-18, Warsaw, Poland) and prospects for elaboration of the universal version of CC 4.0. The recommendations on introduction of this type of licenses in Russia and CIS were developed.
The following speakers presented their reports: Mr Jonas Öberg (Creative Commons Regional Manager for Europe and CC HQ representative), representatives of CC partner organizations from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
Law experts on IPR, representatives from Russia State Duma and Private Law Center under the Russian President, the Supreme Arbitration Court, state authorities in the field of law, mass communications, education, science and culture, as well as representatives of creative and scientific communities, civil society, international organizations and mass media participated in the workshop.
In the framework of the expert meeting, online course on OER creation and use developed by IITE was presented. The recommendations to improve the course content and presentation were elaborated.