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Visit the jurisdiction's website. The Creative Commons South Korea license suite is available in the following version. License your work under these licenses, or choose the international licenses. More info.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the localization of the license suite.

Creative Commons is working with Creative Commons Korea Association to create Korea jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CC Korea List

Project Lead: Jongsoo Yoon

About Jurisdiction

Until 2008 the CC project in the Korean jurisdiction had been initiated and led by the team of volunteers at KAFIL (Korea Association for Info-Media Law), the leading law association for information law issues in Korea. With the aim to broaden and improve the management of project activities, KAFIL decided to separate the team of volunteers into an independent legal entity and let the new entity take over the CC jurisdiction project.

Consequently, the Creative Commons Korea Association (CC Korea) was founded in January, 2009. As a not-for-profit incorporated association, CC Korea started its activities as the official CC project team in Korea. CC Korea consists of various individuals and corporation members. They will reach decisions for CC Korea through general meetings regarding key management issues. The members also have an obligation to make financial contributions to maintain and run CC Korea. In particular, individual members can be a member of the board or voluntary staff. As of 2009, about thirty to forty voluntary staff with various backgrounds, such as lawyers, students, artists, professors, businessmen and so on, are taking part in many projects to promote open culture including spreading CC in Korea.


Korea Association for Infomedia Law (KAFIL)

KAFIL was found in 1996 by distinguished leadership of Judge Chan-Hyun Hwang. KAFIL is an abbreviation of Korea Association for Info-Media Law, so it has focused on information law issues. KAFIL is unique especially in its member composition. The majority of regular member is judges and public prosecutors. So, it has situated itself as the leading law association in Korea bridging academicians and legal professionals. KAFIL has operated annual symposium schedule usually in June, and three other academic seminars annually. Also, it has held case study workshops on bimonthly basis which has been a hot debatable forum among legal professionals. KAFIL also published its own law journal on biannual basis.

For more information about KAFIL, visit

2011 Internal Evaluation


Network with various artists

Make easier to use CCL contents by upgrading 'Let's CC' ('Let's CC is a CCL contents search service,

Continue to progress various projects in multiple fields

Promote friendly relations with public and private sectors

Need more effort

Still not enough fiscal self-reliance although it is continually increasing

Need to attract more individual & corporate members

Decrease of volunteer activity

2012 Priorities


Expansion of the Role / Social Influence / Branding / Usability

Extension of Networks / Sustainability / Volunteer Projects

1. Expansion of the role & Social Influence

Expanding the role and capacity to the private sector as well as the public sector.

Strengthening the role of CCL as the infrastructure for the culture, business, education and public service.

In order to achieve this, forming and extending network are crucial.

2. Branding

Promoting some representative cases to spread CC's mission and CCKorea's image

3. Increase in Understanding and Usability

Correcting portal users' misunderstandings on CCL

Making easier to understand what CCL is and how to use it.

Improving the usability of CCL by providing useful platforms


Creator Conference

  • Description

Lecture conference project similar to TED that shares artists' experiences and their creative works

  • Effect

Expect CC image shift to a positive branding

Strengthen the relationship and network with artists

  • Schedule

Sep, 2012

  • Co-work organization

Tumblbug, Korea Arts Management Service, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

Gov 2.0

  • Description

Organize Government 2.0 forum : Organize Gov 2.0 forum with various experts and expect the forum to become a leader in this movement in private sectors

Mash-up Camp : Camp-based event that developers use PSI to mash-up Web Service or App

  • Strategy

Create productive results among Gov 2.0 projects and drag attention

Attempt to make them the new Government's main strategy

  • Schedule

July, 2012

  • Co-work organization

Venture Square, Seoul City, Ministry of public administration and security, NHN, Daum, Google

Expert Forum

  • Description

Organize specialized forum with experts in various fields like the law, education, business, etc.

Post articles on blog regularly or feature on BLOTER.NET

Active participation in related issues through the forum

  • Effect

Increase influences to the society by expanding the role and capacity

Get the support from the group of experts

  • Schedule

Apr, 2012 ~ Dec, 2012

  • Co-work organization


CC Salon in Seoul

  • Description

Regular offline talk show party about creator networks, CCL case studies, and volunteer projects

Share information and promote networking

  • Effect

Increase network by regular meeting

Positive branding effect

  • Schedule

4 times in 2012

  • Co-work organization

Lounge A

"Let's CC" Upgrade

  • Description

Multi-language support, Open source

Import API provided by additional search engines including domestic search engines

Bookmarklet service for collection of ccl'd contents

Improve the relevance of search results

  • Effect

Improve the usability of CCL and increase understanding of CCL

  • Schedule

Nov, 2012

  • Co-work organization

Korea Copyright Commission

Volunteer Projects

  • Description

Necessity of independent and sustainable volunteer-based projects

Overcome the limits of voluntary projects

  • Strategy

Financial support to self-driven 1 project per 1 person

Separate projects by interests and activities

  • On-going

CC Youth Project, Becoming Creator Project (developing Mobile Apps), 

Global Reporter Projects, Mimi & Eunice Cartoon Translation