Creative Commons Canada Re-Launched

On March 23rd Creative Commons Canada announced a re-launch. This is essentially the formalization of three groups newly coming together to lead the Creative Commons affiliate team in Canada:

The official launch took place on March 30, 2012 at the Open Data Salon in Ottawa.

From the press release:

Through public outreach, community building, tools, research, and resources this team will work with a network of open supporters to maximize digital creativity, sharing and innovation across Canada. The work of CC Canada is aligned with the overarching vision of Creative Commons — to help provide universal access to research and education, and full participation in culture to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker or just a regular citizen, Creative Commons provides you with a free, public, and standardized set of tools and licenses that create a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. CC Canada joins over four hundred other affiliates working in seventy-two jurisdictions around the world in supporting the use of Creative Commons infrastructure. Collectively this global network is creating a vast and growing digital commons of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.

See also the CC Canada Roadmap (2012) which outlines their direction for the next 3 years. See especially Priority Goals. The group, in particular, require funding and volunteers.

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