Legal Tools Translation/4.0/German

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Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Language coordination
This effort will be coordinated between the CC teams in Luxemburg, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, as in all these German is an official language.

Translation Status

4.0: In progress.
CC0: In progress.

Key dates

First draft was submitted: 6/29/2016
Public comment period: - 7/12/2016
Translation officially published:

Translation team

  • John Weitzmann

Translation process

The lawyers of CC DE and CC AT have had a translation sprint in Vienna on January 21+22 2015. This has resulted in a unified first draft for CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 in German. It was handed over to Swiss lawyers for cross-checking. The public was notified of the comment period via the involved CC teams' websites, social media and other channels such as and several law blogs, the authors of which are part of the translation group's network.

The platform chosen for the commenting period is, an open source commenting solution for which hosting is offered. After the initial announcement of the commenting period, beginning of December 2015, the second round of announcements was sent directly to key people in the wider CC legal community via individual emails.

Key translation decisions and challenges

So far we encountered not many legally problematic bits. One of those is that in general, the legal meaning of "work" in Anglo-American law differs from that of "Werk" in German copyright law. Several words are challenging linguistically, in terms of policy. Especially the term for "Public License" is highly debated, with "Jedermannlizenz" as suggested in the First Draft not being widely accepted within the translation sprint group, mostly due to it being at odds with gender mainstreaming ideas.

Draft translation files

  1. BY
  2. BY-SA
  3. BY-NC
  4. BY-ND
  5. BY-NC-SA
  6. BY-NC-ND

FINAL translation files

To be published