Team: Center for Technology & Society - Getulio Vargas Foundation Ronaldo Lemos Eduardo Magrani Pedro Belchior Mariana Valente Sérgio Branco Pedro Mizukami Marília Monteiro Walter Britto Pedro Augusto Arthur Protasio Joana Varon Jhessica Reia Koichi Kameda Bruno Magrani
Date of earliest MOU in jurisdiction: 2003
Why is Creative Commons important for the jurisdiction? Creative Commons has become not only a social practice but a public policy in Brazil. Since the beginning of the Creative Commons project in Brazil in 2003, the CC-Brazil group has promoted adoption of licenses, as well as their importance for open government and other policy initiatives. Creative Commons has become a household name in Brazil, with a strong presence in the Brazilian public sphere.
What do you think makes a successful jurisdiction project? It is a mix of factors that contribute to the success of CC in Brazil. Among them: (a) partnership with other organizations, both public and private; (b) constant participation in public events, lectures and courses; (c) strong media presence; (d) grassroots support from various communities, from free software to Wikimedia, as well as musicians, writers, bloggers, journalists and others; (e) constant debates about copyright in Brazil, which is promoting a copyright reform law.
How do you see the jurisdiction project contributing to the CC Affiliate Network? Cooperation with other LatAm countries is essential and should be regarded as a priority. Sadly, for broader reasons Brazil ends up being rather isolated from other LatAm countries, which is bad in every possible sense. CC is a very important possibility for integration, since the challenges in the region have similarities, as well as social and political contexts. Also, CC-Brazil is a senior affiliate and can help some new affiliates if they find it´s necessary.