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Research Center in Administrative Science (CERSA) (academic institution)
Scientific Project Lead
Danièle Bourcier
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CC France List

Project Lead: Danièle Bourcier

More about CERSA

Founded in 1967, the Research Center in Administrative Science (CERSA) is a joint research institute of the University of Paris 2 and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Dedicated to the study of administrative phenomena at all levels, CERSA is host to researchers in public law, political science and sociology. The research group in Information Technologies, Law and Linguistics (IDL) works on Information Technologies regulation, governance, normative process and legal modelling. It also develops cognitive interfaces and applications within local and European projects and networks.

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Collecting Society Projects/France

Affiliate Team Roadmap

  • Date submitted: 22 December 2010
  • Timespan of this roadmap: 2011

Team information

Jurisdiction: France

Complete list of all members of the Affiliate Team, their roles, and field(s) of expertise

  • Danièle Bourcier, Scientific project lead
  • Primavera De Filippi, Legal expert
  • Benjamin Loveluck
  • Anna Scius-Bertrand
  • Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, former legal project lead, special advisor to the team

Date of earliest MOU in jurisdiction: 2003

Self-Identified Region(s), i.e. Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Arab world: Europe

Why do you identify yourself as being part of the listed region(s)? CC France members participate to CC Europe meetings.


  • Why is Creative Commons important for the jurisdiction? Because France recently enacted two controversial law with regard to author's rights. There is also a stronger need to counter the growing powers of the SACEM.
  • What do you think makes a successful jurisdiction project? To participate to the current debate against the growing powers assigned to the SACEM. For instance, to help reach an agreement with the SACEM.
  • How do you see the jurisdiction project contributing to the CC Affiliate Network? Reporting on problems and reports on the experiences in France. To strengthen the relationships and to create a community with other CC jurisdictions.


  • Describe the communities that are currently active in the project.

Public Sector Information, Press, Music, Photography, Libraries.

    • How will you continue to engage with these communities?

CC Salons, discussions and common research projects.

  • Describe the communities (existing or new) that you plan to focus on during the timeframe covered by this roadmap?

Public Sector Information, Scientific communities, Education community, Wikimedia, Libraries.

    • How do you plan to engage with these communities?

CC Salons, meetings, discussions and common research projects. Communication through the CC-FR website.

Priority Goals

1. Focus-area: Develop the core team by integrating new members and creating an advisory board. Raise funds.

  • Why is it important? It will reinforce the project by giving more resources and ideas.
  • Which communities will benefit? All communities, especially those who are not in the field of expertise of current team members

2. Focus-area: Education. Scientific publications and data. Public sector information.

  • Why is it important? Science and education will advance quicker if resources are available under clear and open conditions. It is also important to re-establish and develop new links with institutions in France which has a long tradition of public sector and where CC can make an impact. In general, it is important to develop access to and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Which communities will benefit? Researchers and educators in France, Europe and other countries. National and local governments and cultural institutions that will be approached for the benefit of the entire society.

3. Focus-area: Music Collecting Societies

  • Why is it important? In order for artists to be able to benefit from the system of collecting societies, as well as the visibility they can derive from CC licenses. Also in order to remove misunderstandings.
  • Which communities will benefit? Music community, industry and institutions in France, and eventually in other countries if we manage to reach an agreement case which could have spill-over effects.

Project Outputs

The outputs we plan to complete are as follows:

1. Focus-area

  • Project Output: Integrate new team members and organize the work. Seek grants. Invite advisory board members and have a first meeting to define priorities. Transfer the website to Wordpress and finish the translations.
  • Expected start date - Expected date of completion: 1-1-2011 / 30-6-2011
  • Team Member(s) Responsible: Danièle and Melanie
  • How will this output help achieve your goals? It will help reinforce and structure the project by providing more resources and visibility.

2. Focus-area

  • Project Output: Meetings with researchers and stakeholders. Organize a workshop
  • Expected start date - Expected date of completion: 1-1-2011 / 31-12-2011
  • Team Member(s) Responsible: Melanie and Francois
  • How will this output help achieve your goals? Analysis of Open Science and Open Education movements in France needs structuration.

3. Focus-area

  • Project Output: Meetings with institutions. A promotional video
  • Expected start date - Expected date of completion: 1-1-2011 / 31-12-2011
  • Team Member(s) Responsible: Danièle, Primavera and Meritxell
  • How will this output help achieve your goals?

Explain open licensing to institutions and to the public

4. Focus-area

  • Project Output: meetings with SACEM
  • Expected start date - Expected date of completion: 1-1-2011 / 31-12-2011
  • Team Member(s) Responsible: Danièle, Melanie and Lara
  • How will this output help achieve your goals?

To make CC licenses compatible with collecting societies


  • How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 1?
    • Number of new team members
    • Representativity of advisory board members
  • How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 2/3?
    • Number of projects released under CC in the scientific/educational context (althought we do not consider this a goal per se).
    • Awareness of CC licences in the scientific/educational context.
    • Overall satisfaction of people who released their works under a CC licence.
  • How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 4?
    • a SACEM agreement
    • the overall satisfaction of artists, in terms of financial returns.

Resources Required


  • What human resources or expertise must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? The team is complete : team members raised from 2 to 6. We need to create a board.
    • How will you involve these people? Every one is a volunteer, taking upon their work and leisure time to work for CC-FR.


  • What technology resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? Video-cameras, laptops, and other goodies.
    • How will you obtain these technology resources?

maybe after asking Santa Claus.


  • What other resources must the team seek out or add to all the other resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? The possibility to find spaces to organize our CC salons.

Fundings for hotel / travel expenses for inviting people.

    • How will you obtain these other resources? (that is the question)

Sponsorship maybe? And write grant applications.

Sustainability and Scalability

  • How will you ensure your goals will be completed if unforeseen circumstances interrupt the project, such as changes in the leadership of the project or outputs taking longer to complete than anticipated? Improve team communication, share password and important information with each other.
  • How will you communicate the project's on-going progress and setbacks within the jurisdiction and the CC Affiliate Network? (e.g. email list updates, meetings, press releases). website, mailing list and blogs.
  • How will you document the project so that others may replicate or learn from your efforts? Raise money to collectively write a best-practices guide & case studies with the other CC teams.


    • How could the jurisdiction's plans help drive or support other jurisdictions' activities? Case studies
    • What are other jurisdictions doing that might support or contribute to the project? Case studies and best practices
  • Would you be interested in mentoring new jurisdiction teams? Yes
  • Conversely, would you be interested in having a mentor from a more experienced jurisdiction team? Yes


  • Suggest three possible projects on which you can collaborate with other teams on a regional level. If you are not yet involved with the regional network, please contact the regional spokesperson (if any) or notify CC HQ to put you in touch with others.

CC Europe Communia follow-up CC Collecting Societies Working Group

    • How do you plan to contribute to these projects?


  • In what language(s) will you promote CC in the jurisdiction and why? French is the official language of France
    • In which of these languages are licenses already available? CC0? In France, in progress
    • Into which of the remaining languages do you intend to translate the licenses? CC0? French


  • Any additional comments? The structure of the roadmap is difficult to follow and some questions are not applicable to our case, sorry we did not answer 100% of the questions and happy to further discuss.