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Welcome to our wiki for the CC Affiliate Network!

The CC Affiliate Network is comprised of legal experts and other professionals around the world who are associated with Creative Commons, working to build and help maintain communities of CC license users.

Important Dates
  • Oct. 4 - Dec 31 -- CC Fundraising Campaign
  • Oct. 7 -- CC Europe Regional Meeting, Berlin, Germany
  • Oct. 15 -- CC posts updated Affiliate MOU and related policies for comment; CC posts Roadmap Template, to be completed prior to receiving offer for updated MOU
  • Oct. 26 -- CC posts Affiliate Reporting Template for comment
  • Oct. 24 -- CC Arab World Regional Meeting, Doha, Qatar
  • Oct. 31 -- Close of Affiliate comment period on updated MOU
  • Beginning Nov. 1 -- CC offers MOUs to existing Affiliates (note that completion of Roadmap is prerequisite).
  • Nov. 17-18 -- CC Latam Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dec. 10 -- Deadline for existing Affiliates to transfer to updated MOU and provide updated project information.
  • Dec. 15 -- Deadline for all existing Affiliates to submit Board report information
  • Dec. 16 -- CC 8th birthday parties
  • Jan. 10 -- Last day to submit proposal to co-host CC Global Meeting 2011

Affiliate Program Enhancements

In an effort to improve our CC Affiliate Network and program, and CC's global reach and impact, Creative Commons is enhancing existing opportunities for individuals and organizations to engage with CC as well as creating new ones. Among other things, we aim to improve our infrastructure so that we can better support the efforts of our Affiliates and their collaboration with CC directly as well as between themselves and throughout their jurisdiction and region.

Step 1: Call for Affiliate comments on updated MOU and policies - Complete

CC posted its updated Memorandum of Understanding and updated related policies for comment by our existing official Affiliates; a summary of the comment phase is available on the MOU Discussion page.

Step 2: Transitioning to new MOUs

The second step in this process is to improve our relationship with existing Affiliates who have MOUs or similar agreements already in place. Many if not most of those agreements are outdated in at least some respects. We believe that updating, standardizing and modularizing these agreements will better serve CC and the Affiliates. Doing so will provide a clearer picture of shared responsibilities and opportunities for improving our outreach, accountability, and accomplishing shared goals like community building.

Please note that our target is to have all Affiliates wishing to continue their affiliation with CC transitioned to a new MOU by 10 December 2010.

About Affiliate Teams and Resources Agreements and Policies Legal Tools and Localization

In Discussion


Important Note About License Porting CC has established a policy against porting of its licenses in jurisdictions prior to the establishment of a robust, local community outreach program. CC approves such proposals only after a thorough review of the rationale and need for that localization. Please consider participating in our unofficial license translation program instead, coming soon. Contact CC to learn more.

Case Studies and Adoption Regions Communication & Events


Current Events