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.