It’s been almost half a year since we decided to reboot the Belgian Creative Commons affiliate. During these last couple of months we have been busy getting organised, reconnecting with the communities, and building this website. We are pleased to announce that we are once again an official and fully operational Creative Commons affiliate. On top of that, Creative Commons International is celebrating its tenth birthday in December. This definitely calls for a little get-together!
On 08 December we are setting up a relaunch event with the help from PACKED and SMartbe. The event will be hosted by iMAL, in the heart of Brussels. The programme will consist of showcases where we present some artists working with Creative Commons and an exploratory track where we will unfold the CC-BE team, our vision and goals for the years to come, as well as a round-table conference on the future of copyright with some expert guests. To close off, we open the bar and invite everyone for a drink and a chat!
The event will be held in French, Dutch and English. Admission is free, but we ask that you to register through the module below. Only 100 tickets are available, so don’t hesitate to register if you want to join us.
Hope to see you there!
I’m happy to announce that since the start of 2012 the Belgian Creative Commons affiliation has been reanimated by a brand new team! From here on out Creative Commons Belgium will also cluster with and be sited under the OKFN Belgium organization.
As CC Belgium and OKFN Belgium are practically pursuing the same goals of promotion and education concerning “the power of open” we concluded that we could mutually benefit from an extensive form of collaboration. In practice this means that CC Belgium will constitute a new workgroup within the organization of OKFN Belgium and furthermore we are looking for joint projects wherever possible. For the remainder of 2012 CC Belgium will focus on setting up an organizational structure and a decent informative website. Of course we are always looking to expand and consolidate our network and if anyone might be interested to make a contribution to the CC Belgium project, you are more then welcome to join our team. I strongly believe this marks the start of a successful collaboration and a new chapter for the copyleft community in Belgium!
The new CC-BE team consists of both people from the former formation and some fresh blood. There currently is an open position for Legal Lead available to all who is willing and able, although an academic background in copyright is preferred. In meantime Séverine Dusollier, head of Intellectual Property Rights at Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit at Namur and former Project Lead of CC Belgium, will continue to take charge of all legal matters. The position of Public Lead will be taken on by myself.
You can get in touch or stay informed by subscribing to our mailinglist: https://listes.domainepublic.net/listinfo/cc-be
Check out OKFN-BE over here: http://www.okfn.be
Public Lead Creative Commons Belgium
Creative Commons is turning 10 this year. We’ll be hosting parties around the world and sharing party favors online for a ten-day delebration, December 7 to 16.
Spread the word at 10.creativecommons.org.