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Centre for Technology and Society - FGV Direito Rio Praia de Botafogo, 190, 13th floor - 22250-900 +55 21 3799-5494
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Affiliated Institution
Fundação Getulio Vargas (academic institution)
Ronaldo Lemos da Silva Júnior
Latin America
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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.