Creative Commons Africa Regional Convening 2012

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A gathering of actors in the intellectual property space, specifically focusing on the role of CC and other open projects in Africa. Also discussed are the challenges and priorities for CC in Africa as well as discussions around the new CC version 4.0 license draft. The meeting held at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Uganda from 27-28 June 2012, attracted some 40+ participants drawn from all geographical regions of Africa, as well as from overseas.

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organisation that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. CC licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

For WOUGNET and its members, this means that we can give people the right to share, use and even build upon a work we’ve created and yet maintain some control, for instance, allow only noncommercial uses.

If you are looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to the public, with more being contributed every day.

For more information, visit Creative Commons to find out how you can get involved or contribute at the country level