Creative Commons (CC) is a US-based non-profit organization that has created a set of licenses that help content owners legally share their knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. CC’s free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice.
CC Affiliate Network includes over 500 researchers, activists, legal, education and policy advocates, and volunteers who serve as CC representatives in over 85 countries. Working alongside non-governmental institutions, universities, and public agencies, CC affiliates employ region-specific approaches to copyright and intellectual property that help solve local and global challenges. In Kenya, CIPIT is the CC Public Lead alongside Kenya Law which is the CC Legal Lead.
During a recent meetup hosted by CODE-IP Trust in Nairobi, the CC Kenya community held very productive discussions around three main agenda items namely, community building, CC activities and funding. Present during the meeting were the representatives from the CC Kenya Leads, Wikimedia Kenya, Translators Without Borders and Kikao Law.
Our strategy formulation meeting was fruitful with several realistic and cost-effective ideas suggested to help grow the CC Kenya Community. A more detailed blogpost with more information, video and photos from the meeting will be shared by the CC Kenya team soon.
In the meantime, we urge all those interested in joining the CC Kenya Community to sign up here. We are working on a mailing list and monthly newsletter which will be in your email inboxes very soon!