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Affiliate Team Roadmap

  • Date submitted: February 07, 2011
  • Timespan of the Roadmap: February 07, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Team information

  • Jurisdiction: Russian Federation
  • Complete list of all members of the Affiliate Team, their roles, and field(s) of expertise
    • Dr. Yuri E. Hohlov, Chairman of Board of Directors of IIS, Academician of Russian Engineering Academy, Deputy Head of Expert and Advisory Group of the Council for Development of Information Society at the President of the Russian Federation – Head of the Project
    • Mrs. Tatiana V. Ershova, General Director of IIS, Editor-in-Chief of the "Information Society" Scientific & Analytical Journal, High-level Advisor of Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN-GAID) – Deputy Head of the Project
    • Mr. Alexander V. Evtyushkin, Head of Directorate of Prospective Projects, IIS – Leading Expert of the Project.
    • Mr. Mikhail V. Yakushev, Member of the Board of Directors of IIS, Head of Legal Programs Directorate – Head of Legal Team of the Project.
    • Mrs. Svetlana P. Vorozhbit, expert of IIS Directorate of Legal Programs – Legal expert
    • Mr. Konstantin S. Ershov, Head of Department of Information Technologies, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (Technical Director) of IIS – Head of the Technical Team of the Project
    • Ms. Louisa M. Rizmanova, Head of International Relations and PR Department of IIS, Manager of the Department of Open Content – Project Manager
  • Date of earliest MOU in jurisdiction: 15th March 2010
  • Self-Identified Region(s), i.e. Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Arab world:
    • Europe, Asia-Pacific
  • Why do you identify yourself as being part of the listed region(s)?
    • We identify ourselves as a part of the above-mentioned regions as the Russian Federation is located in two continents and we are interested in cooperation with countries, which enters in two regions.

Vision

Why is Creative Commons important for the jurisdiction?

Currently, protection of copyright and use of the results of intellectual activity is one of the most discussed and burning issues in a context of modernization, development of the information society and innovative development of Russia.

Increase of economic efficiency of the intellectual property objects use by the Russian rightholders is one of the basic directions of implementation of the Strategy of the Information Society Development in Russia (approved on 7th February, 2008 by the President of the Russian Federation). In this connection, the issue of CC license introduction was organized within the Section “Legislation in Information-Oriented Society” of the 7th Tver Social and Economic Forum “Information Society” held under the aegis of the Council for the Development of the Information Society under the President of the Russian Federation on 8-9th July 2010 in Tver, Russia.

The sharp discussions between the state authorities and representatives of the creative, educational and science communities regarding to the provision of the latter with the opportunity to voluntary give the copyright permissions to the public for their works regularly take place. There is a strong position of the society and creative communities in Russia that authors should have choice whether to use “all rights reserved” or alternative “some rights reserved” approach. There were several letters addressed to the President of the Russian Federation both from the public and well known authors describing pro and contra of the CC licenses introduction and asking to pay attention to this problem. However, at the moment provisions of the Part IV of Civil Code of the Russian Federation do not permit the authors to voluntary grant copyright permissions and in order to change the situation the civil legislation needs to be revised. Currently, the Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation under the President of the Russian Federation is considering proposed revisions to the Part VI of the Civil Code, which will facilitate introduction and use of CC licenses in our country.

We believe that it is time for Russia to join the international network of CC jurisdictions where the licenses have been introduced and to stop being one of the major missing links in this chain. We also believe that use of CC licenses will positively influence on the socio-economic and innovative development of the country, boost development of the open content and broaden access of the public to it.

What do you think makes a successful jurisdiction project?

Under the existing conditions several important things need to be done to provide successful implementation of CC Project in Russia:

  1. 1) Now, the process of improvement of the civil legislation is going on under the auspices of the Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation at the President of the Russian Federation. So, it is very important to establish cooperation with the Research Center of Private Law (“The Center”) headed by Mr. Veniamin F. Yakovlev, Chairman, and Mr. Alexander L. Makovskiy, First Vice Chairman of the Center, who are also heads the Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation at the President of the Russian Federation.

    In December 2010, the Center has published proposed revisions to Part IV, which would facilitate introduction of CC licenses in Russia, for open discussion. Particularly, the revisions state: “The rightholder can publicly state, i.e. by communicating with general public, for granting to any person of the possibility to use result of intellectual activity belonging to it on gratuitous basis, on the conditions defined by it and during the term specified to it. During this term any person has the right to use this result on the specified conditions. If the rightholder does not specify the term in its statement, it is considered that this term is 5 years.”

    At the moment, discussion of the above revisions is open at the Forum of the Center: http://www.privlaw.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=66

    Establishment of a constructive dialogue and practical relations with the people responsible for the preparation and implementation of the revisions to the existing Civil Code of the Russian Federation will allow to CC Russia team to understand the ongoing situation, participate and contribute in the process of improvement the legislation and introduction of CC licenses in our country.
  2. The second important thing is to prepare:
    • professional translation of CC Attribution 3.0 (Unported) in Russian language, which should be perfect from the linguistic point of view and legal terminology;
    • professional translation of CC0.

Comment: We already have text of the CC Attribution 3.0 license, translated into Russian, which was provided to us by Syb Groeneveld, but it does not fully comply with the text of the CC Attribution 3.0 license published at CC website (www.creativecommons.org). We will compare this Russian text with the CC Attribution 3.0 text in English and will improve it from the linguistic point of view and legal terms (scientific editing). There are also several versions of Russian translations of CC Attribution 3.0, but, in our opinion, they cannot be used due to the inappropriate translation.

  1. It is also very important to widely disseminate information on CC licenses introduction process in Russia, on the idea and benefits of CC licenses for the authors. For this purpose we are developing CC Russia website, the launch of which is planned in the end February. This will help to raise awareness of the public on CC licenses, to receive feedback from the people interested in their introduction and get support of public. Our team will also maintain the website further providing translation, publication and update of the information on CC licenses and tools, which is available at CC web-site (in accordance with CC policy), including news on the situation and events related to CC licenses introduction and use in Russia. We also plan to open and maintain blogs of CC Russia team in Twitter, LJ and account at Facebook.
  2. Another important thing for us is that adaptation of CC licenses in Russia is not envisaged by the Creative Commons Policy any more as it is time and resource-consuming process. Therefore, we will focus on participation in development of new improved CC licenses version 4.0 and in the pilot program on translation of the new CC licenses version in Russian language.

How do you see the jurisdiction project contributing to the CC Affiliate Network?

We are ready to interact with the other CC Affiliates and inform them on the situation with CC licenses in Russia. We would also appreciate, if the other more experienced CC Affiliate teams exchange their experience with us. Community

Describe the communities that are currently active in the project.

Currently, not many communities are active within the Project, as CC licenses are not officially fixed in the Russian legislation and, therefore, cannot be widely used by people and organization.

The following individuals and organizations are using CC licenses in Russia:

  • Some materials from the web-site of the Administration of the President of Russian Federation
  • Information portal of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO, http://www.mgimo.ru/publish/cc/index.phtml)
  • Wikipedia Russian
  • Wikimedia (www.wikimedia.ru)
  • Online newspaper «Private correspondent» (Editor-in-Chief Ivan Zassourskiy) (www.chaskor.ru)
  • Site of «Biomolecule» Project
  • Drupal Russia
  • Mobile VoIP (http://www.skype-mobile.ru/)
  • Website of Aleksei Muhranov (http://www.muhranoff.ru)
  • Musicians from Russia, who published their works at Jamendo.com

How will you continue to engage with these communities?

We plan to attract attention of the representatives of cultural, educational, scientific and other communities to the CC licenses through:

  • CC Russia website;
  • Our partners from different communities (for example, in cooperation with Association of Webpublishers and Department of New Media and Theory of Communications of the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University);
  • Discussions of CC licenses introduction in blogs and accounts of CC Russia to be opened in Twitter, LJ and Facebook;
  • Participation in the events held by different authorities related to the intellectual property rights protection and copyright from the point of view of CC licenses introduction and use in Russia.

Describe the communities (existing or new) that you plan to focus on during the timeframe covered by this roadmap?

We plan to cover webpublishers, cultural community (libraries, musicians, artists and other authors), as well as scientific and educational communities through our existing relations in these circles. However, this is a long-term process and intensive popularization of CC licenses should start after the improvement of civil legislation.

How do you plan to engage with these communities?

Please, see the information in the paragraph above.

Priority Goals

What are the three most important focus areas on which the Affiliate Team will work during this time period? Please consider community building and adoption goals among your priorities.

  1. Focus-area: Establishing cooperation with the Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation under the President of the Russian Federation
    • Why is it important? - It is vital to improve existing legislative framework to permit introduction and use of CC licenses in Russia. The authority mentioned above is responsible for drafting revisions of the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.
    • Which communities will benefit? – All communities will benefit.
  2. Focus-area: Professional Translation of CC Attribution 3.0 and CC0 into Russian
    • Why is it important? - It is important to have text of CC Attribution 3.0 and CC0 translated professionally in order people could clearly understand all provisions of the licenses and start to use them.
    • Which communities will benefit? – All communities will benefit.
  3. Focus-area: Development of CC Russia website
    • Why is it important? - Website will be a major resource raising awareness of the public on Creative Commons activities, idea of CC licenses, what benefits can be received by creative people from use of CC license suite. News on the current situation and efforts made to introduce CC licenses in Russia will be also published at the website along with research materials and views of experts in the field of intellectual property protection and copyright. Opening of account at Facebook and blogs in Twitter and LJ will help to arrange discussions on introduction of CC licenses in Russia with interested persons and communities, attract attention to this issue and promote this idea.
    • Which communities will benefit? - All communities will benefit
  4. Focus-area: Participation in discussions on development of new improved CC license version 4.0 and in the pilot program on translation this new version in Russian language
    • Why is it important? – New version of CC licenses 4.0 will be more improved and it will be easier to use within the existing legislative framework and less revisions to the legislation regulating copyright and intellectual property protection would be made.
    • Which communities will benefit? - All communities will benefit.
  5. Focus-area: Community building
    • Why is it important? – Community building is necessary and long-term process. It should start now to attract support of the public and creative people to the idea of CC license introduction in Russia.
    • Which communities will benefit? - All communities will benefit

Project Outputs

Detail tangible project outputs (e.g., events, papers, blog posts, video/films, etc.) for each focus area including an expected date of completion. See also Timeline.

The following outputs are planed:

  1. Focus-area: Discussion of the revisions to the Civil Code Part IV of the Russian Federation permitting introduction and use of CC licenses in Russia with the Research Center of Private Law (Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation at the President of the Russian Federation)
    1. Expected start date: 10.02.2011 – Expected date of completion: depends on the schedule of preparation of the revisions by the Research Center of Private Law (Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation at the President of the Russian Federation).
    2. Team Member(s) Responsible - Mr. Yuri E. Hohlov, Mr. Mikhail Yakushev
    3. How will this output help achieve your goals? - Improvement of the existing civil legislation will enable use of CC licenses in Russia and will eliminate the existing barriers.
  2. Focus-area Russian text of CC Attribution 3.0 and CC0
    1. Expected start date : 07.02.2011 – Expected date of completion: 10.03.2011
    2. Team Member(s) Responsible - Mr. Mikhail Yakushev, Ms. Svetlana Vorozhbit, Ms. Louisa M. Rizmanova
    3. How will this output help achieve your goals? - The Russian text of CC Attribution 3.0 is necessary for understanding by people all provisions of license and its conformance with the national legislation.
  3. Focus-area: Launched CC Russia website
    1. Expected start date: 07.02.2011 - Expected date of completion: 10.03.2011
    2. Team Member(s) Responsible - Mr. Konstantin S. Ershov, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova
    3. How will this output help achieve your goals? – Website will be a major resource raising awareness of the public on Creative Commons activities, idea of CC licenses, what benefits can be received by creative people from use of CC license suite. News on the current situation and efforts made to introduce CC licenses in Russia will be also published at the web-site along with research materials and views of experts in the field of intellectual property protection and copyright. Opening of account at Facebook and blogs in Twitter and LJ will help to arrange discussions on introduction of CC licenses in Russia with interested persons and communities, attract attention to this issue and promote this idea.
  4. Focus-area: Proposals on development of new CC license version 4.0 and translation of the new CC licenses version in Russian language.
    1. Expected start date: 01.06.2011 – Expected date of completion: end of 2011
    2. Team Member(s) Responsible – Mr. Mikhail V. Yakushev, Ms. Svetlana Vorozhbit
    3. How will this output help achieve your goals? - New version of CC licenses 4.0 will be more improved and it will be easier to use within the existing legislative framework and less revisions to the legislation regulating copyright and intellectual property protection would be made.
  5. Focus-area: A number of authors using CC licenses and/or demonstrating their interest in use of CC licenses
    1. Expected start date: 01.03.2011 - Expected date of completion: 31.12.2011 (date of start depends on the dates indicated in the previous paragraph)
    2. Team Member(s) Responsible - Mr. Alexander V. Evtyushkin
    3. How will this output help achieve your goals? - It is important to build communities interested in using of CC licenses for the licensing works created by individual authors and organizations. People should be aware of CC licenses and what benefits they can get from use of the licenses. The process of community building is very important because interested authors can unite their efforts and bring their opinion on the necessity of CC license introduction in Russia to the attention of the government authorities engaged in improvement of civil legislation in Russia. Broad campaign on popularization of CC licenses should start after the improvement of civil legislation.

Metrics

Please consider using trackable statistics (such as web traffic or number of license adoptions) when applicable, but only if meaningful.

How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 1?

Having new iterations of the revisions to Part IV of Civil Code of the RF and information on the ongoing process of adoption of the revisions

How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 2?

Availability of Russian text of CC Attribution 3.0 and CC0

How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 3?

Launched CC Russia web-site

How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 4?

Availability of proposals on development on new CC license version 4.0 and Russian text of new version

How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 5?

Number of communities’ members - individuals and/or organizations

Resources Required

People

What human resources or expertise must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? How will you involve these people?

We need to attract additional webmaster.

Technology

What technology resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? How will you obtain these technology resources?

No additional resourse is needed.

Materials

What material resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? How will you obtain these material resources?

Other

What other resources must the team seek out or add to all the other resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? How will you obtain these other resources?

No other resources.

Sustainability and Scalability

How will you ensure your goals will be completed if unforeseen circumstances interrupt the project, such as changes in the leadership of the project or outputs taking longer to complete than anticipated?

We are sure that during the 2011 year the leadership of the project will not change. If preparation of the outputs takes longer period of time than it is anticipated, we will inform CC headquarters on the situation and try to agree with them the period of time, which is necessary for preparation of the concrete output.

within the jurisdiction and the CC Affiliate Network? (e.g. email list updates, meetings, press releases)

We will be in regular contact with the representatives of CC Headquarter, who will be involved in our work on the Project, either by e-mail or by Skype, and keep them informed on the ongoing progress or setbacks within our jurisdiction. To inform CC Affiliate Network on the situation with the Project implementation within our jurisdiction we can use mailing list.

How will you document the project so that others may replicate or learn from your efforts?

We can provide written reports about the Project as requested by Creative Commons from time to time (as requested), but no less than annually, in accordance with the proposed by CC deadlines, format and requested content of the reports.

Collaboration

Please have a look at other roadmaps.

How could the jurisdiction's plans help drive or support other jurisdictions' activities?

In our Roadmap we describe the priority activities, which are necessary, from our point of view, to be implemented to introduce CC licenses in Russia. We planned necessary steps, such as CC Attribution 3.0 and CC0 translation, launch of CC Russia website, participation in development of new improved version of CC licenses 4.0 and translating it into Russian language, which are basic for the process of introduction of CC licenses in any jurisdiction. Probably, our steps and planned activities can become as an example of starting the process of introduction of CC licenses in a jurisdiction, although we are not the first jurisdiction on this way and we have some specific conditions in our country.

What are other jurisdictions doing that might support or contribute to the project?

Attraction of volunteers, creation of animated video resources in national language, holding events and presentations etc.

Would you be interested in mentoring new jurisdiction teams?

Yes, we would in the future.

Conversely, would you be interested in having a mentor from a more experienced jurisdiction team?

Yes, we would appreciate assistance of a more experienced jurisdiction team. It will help us to better develop and implement our Project.

Regional

Suggest three possible projects on which you can collaborate with other teams on a regional level. If you are not yet involved with the regional network, please contact the regional spokesperson (if any) or notify CC HQ to put you in touch with others.


How do you plan to contribute to these projects?

We are not yet involved in activities of regional network, and would appreciate provision us with the contacts of regional spokesperson or putting us in touch with others.

Translation

In what language(s) will you promote CC in the jurisdiction and why?

Only in Russian, because it is the only official state language.

In which of these languages are licenses already available? CC0?

We have translated CC Attribution 3.0 in Russian. We still need to translate CC0.

Into which of the remaining languages do you intend to translate the licenses? CC0?

No other languages.

How will you involve the local language(s) community?

The text of the translated CC Attribution 3.0 license can be published at the CC Russia website for the open discussion and probable comments, if it does not contradict with the CC policy.

Misc.

Any additional comments?


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(Optional) Timeline 2011

1st Quarter (Jan / Feb / Mar)

  1. Interaction with the Research Center of Private Law (Council on Codification and Improvement of the Civil Legislation at the President of the Russian Federation), discussion of the revisions to Part IV of the Civil Code of Russian Federation (Persons - Mr. Yuri Hohlov, Mr. Mikhail Yakushev/Resources – IIS)
  2. Translation of CC Attribution 3.0 and CC0 into Russian language; (Person - Ms. Louisa M. Rizmanova /Resources – IIS)
  3. Finalizing of development and launch of CC Russia web-site; opening of accounts (blogs) at Facebook, LJ and Twitter (Persons - Mr. Konstantin S. Ershov, Mr. Alexander Yevtyushkin, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova/Resources – IIS)

2nd Quarter (Apr / May / Jun)

  1. Maintenance of CC Russia website and supporting account at Facebook and blogs at LJ and Twitter; (Persons - Mr. Konstantin S. Ershov, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova/Resources – IIS)
  2. Participation in discussions on development of new CC license version 4.0 and in the pilot program on translation of the new CC licenses version in Russian language; (Persons - Mr. Mikhail Yakushev, Ms. Svetlana Vorozhbit, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova
  3. Publication of brochure “Legal Status of СС Licenses in the Current Laws of the Russian Federation” based on material of Mrs. Elena Voinikanis; (Person – Ms. Louisa M. Rizmanova / Resources – IIS)
  4. Community building; (Person - Mr. Alexander V. Evtyushkin, Mr. Ivan Zassoursky (under discussion) /Resources – IIS, Association of Webpublishers, Lomonosov Moscow State University)

3rd Quarter (Jul / Aug / Sep )

  1. Maintenance of CC Russia website and supporting account at Facebook and blogs at LJ and Twitter; (Persons - Mr. Konstantin S. Ershov, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova/Resources – IIS resources).
  2. Participation in discussions on development of new CC license version 4.0 and in the pilot program on translation of the new CC licenses version in Russian language; (Persons - Mr. Mikhail Yakushev, Ms. Svetlana Vorozhbit, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova).
  3. Community building; (Person - Mr. Alexander V. Evtyushkin, Mr. Ivan Zassoursky (under discussion) /Resources – IIS, Association of Webpublishers, Lomonosov Moscow State University).

4th Quarter (Oct / Nov / Dec)

  1. Maintenance of CC Russia web-site and supporting accounts (blogs) at Facebook, LJ and Twitter; (Persons - Mr. Konstantin S. Ershov, Ms. Louisa M. Rizmanova/Resources – IIS resources).
  2. Participation in discussions on development of new CC license version 4.0 and in the pilot program on translation of the new CC licenses version in Russian language; (Persons - Mr. Mikhail Yakushev, Ms. Svetlana Vorozhbit, Ms. Louisa Rizmanova).
  3. Community building; (Person - Mr. Alexander V. Evtyushkin, Mr. Ivan Zassoursky (under discussion) /Resources – IIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University).
  4. Preparation and sending annual report on progress of the Project to CC Headquarters.
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