Promoting Creative Commons and Free Culture in Uruguay

CC Uruguay

CC Uruguay promotes the use of Creative Commons licenses in Uruguay and supports projects related to free culture. This online community will allow Uruguayan authors to share and discuss their work, and connect with other CC users around the world.

Si. La condicion “uso no comercial” te proporciona protección legal contra los usos no autorizadas de la obra.

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is an international non-profit organization that promotes the sharing and reuse of content under flexible copyright terms. We build legal and technical tools to enable a shift from the default of “all rights reserved” to one that is more permissive, allowing creators to share their work with others in ways they choose.

Creative Commons licenses are internationally standard and machine-readable, which enables their wide availability on the Internet and maximizes their impact. In addition, CC offers a public domain dedication tool, CC0, that puts works into the public domain earlier than would otherwise happen under copyright law and makes it easier for people to find them.

For some jurisdictions, CC has also developed a set of locally-specific legal tools, called ported licenses. These were based on the six international license suites and take into account jurisdiction-specific legal issues. CC now expects few or no ported licenses will be needed with the upcoming release of CC 4.0, as the improvements in that suite are meant to be legally effective everywhere.

How can I use Creative Commons?

El uso de las licencias Creative Commons puede beneficiarse de grandes ventajas para editoriales, discografas, productoras de cine y otros emprendimientos culturales y artsticos. El movimiento a favor de la libertad y el difusion en los redes también significa que los individuos y colectivos pueden consumir, compartir, transformar y publicar materiales cientficos y sociales sin perjuicio.

Todas las licencias CC son obras culturales libres?

No. Las licencias CC que se consideran compatibles con la definición de libertad para obras culturales y están identificadas por el icono adecuado de ello son las CC By (Atribución – Reciprocación) y CC By SA (Atribución – Compartir igual). Todas las obras aceptadas por esas licencias pertenecen a los titulares de derechos de autor. No ocupan tu dominio sobre ellas.

Where can I find Creative Commons-licensed content?

Many sites offer a search filter for Creative Commons content, including YouTube and CC Search. However, not all content on these sites is licensed with a CC license. If you find content that is not CC-licensed, remember that it may still be copyrighted and there could be legal repercussions if you use it without permission.

CC Uruguay promotes an alternative model for the production of culture in our country that prioritizes free access to knowledge, collaboration and the sharing of resources. Our work includes a close interaction with government agencies in the areas of education, arts and culture.

CC Uruguay recommends that Senate policymakers consider the needs of students, educational institutions, libraries, and the public when considering changes to the copyright law. These changes include decriminalization of non-commercial infringements, adding an orphan works exception, and removing criminal penalties for minor copyright infringements. These provisions will help unleash creativity and encourage the sharing of works. They will also strengthen a democratic debate around copyright policy.

How can I support Creative Commons?

As a community-driven organization, Creative Commons relies on the support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work in Uruguay and around the world.

CC Uruguay is opposed to the reform proposal in the Senate that would diminish user-friendly protections for educational institutions, libraries and the public. The proposed changes to the copyright regime would decriminalize non-commercial infringement, remove exceptions for education and library lending, and restrict other limitations and exceptions to the scope of copyright.

CC Uruguay is working to raise awareness of these concerns, especially among educational and cultural institutions. In addition, it is promoting the use of free licenses to facilitate the sharing of cultural goods and works in the digital realm. Mariana Fossatti is a sociologist, director of Artica – Centro Cultural 2.0 and co-author of the e-books ” Young Art and digital culture” and “Art in circulation: introduction to copyright and free licenses.” She teaches on society, new technologies and e-learning at various institutions such as the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay, FCForum and Plan Ceibal.

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