Prof. Dr. Catharina Maracke

Associate Professor of IT and Data Law

Journal Articles (Professional)

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Abstract: When Creative Commons (CC) was founded in 2001, the core Creative Commons licenses were drafted according to United States Copyright Law. Since their first introduction in December 2002, Creative Commons licenses have been enthusiastically adopted by many creators, authors, and other content producers – not only in the United States, but in many other jurisdictions as well. Global interest in the CC licenses prompted a discussion about the need for national versions of the CC licenses. To best address this need, the international license porting project (“Creative Commons International” – formerly known as “International Commons”) was launched in 2003. Creative Commons International works to port the core Creative Commons licenses to different copyright legislations around the world. The porting process includes both linguistically translating the licenses and legally adapting the licenses to a particular jurisdiction such that they are comprehensible in the local jurisdiction and legally enforceable but concurrently retain the same key elements. Since its inception, Creative Commons International has found many supporters all over the world. With Finland, Brazil, and Japan as the first completed jurisdiction projects, experts around the globe have followed their lead and joined the international collaboration with Creative Commons to adapt the licenses to their local copyright. This article aims to present an overview of the international porting process, explain and clarify the international license architecture, its legal and promotional aspects, as well as its most recent challenges.

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Abstract: Wer sich dem Urheberrecht zuwendet, so sagt man, wird ein gewisses eigenes künstlerisches Interesse nicht abstreiten können. Ohne musischen Bezug ist dieses Rechtsgebiet nur schwer zugänglich. In erster Linie geht es um das Recht des Urhebers, also um die rechtliche Anerkennung seiner schöpferischen Leistung. Das Urheberrecht soll sich somit gleichermaßen an den musisch interessierten Juristen wie auch an den rechtlich interessierten Künstler wenden.Eine historische Betrachtung rechtfertigt sich schon aus der allgemeinen Erfahrung, daß geschichtliche Tatbestände eine gute Möglichkeit bieten, Erkenntnisse für Fragen der Gegenwart zu gewinnen.

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