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[ Creative Commons Korea Association] (NGO)

Jongsoo Yoon
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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 it easier to use CCL content by upgrading 'Let's CC' ('Let's CC is a CCL content search service,

Continue to push ahead with various projects in multiple fields

Promote friendly relations with public and private sectors

Need more effort

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

Need to attract more individual & corporate members

Relatively limited involvement of volunteers

2012 Priorities


Expanding Role / Social Influence / Branding / Usability

Expanding Networks / Sustainability / Volunteer Projects

1. Expanding Role & Social Influence

Expanding the role and capacity to influence 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, building and expanding networks are crucial.

2. Branding

Identifying representative projects to spread CC's mission and promote CC Korea's image

3. Increase in Understanding and Usability

Correcting portal users' misunderstandings on CCL

Making it 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

  • Expected Effect

Improve CC's public image towards positive branding

Strengthen relationships and networks with artists

  • Schedule

Sep, 2012

  • Supporting Organizations

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

Gov 2.0 Projects

  • Description

Gov 2.0 Forum: An expert forum on the issue of gov 2.0, aimed to serve a leading role in this movement in the private sector

Mash-up Camp: Camp-based event where developers create web service or app by using and mashing up PSI

  • Strategy

Create productive results among Gov 2.0 projects and draw attention

Help make the outcome included in the next Government's main strategies

  • Schedule

July, 2012

  • Sponsoring Organizations

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

Expert Forum

  • Description

Organize specialized forum with experts in various fields including legal, education and business.

Post articles on blog regularly or on BLOTER.NET [1]

Actively engage in related issues through the forum

  • Expected Effect

Increased social influence of CCK by expanding its role and capacity

More support from expert groups

  • Schedule

Apr 2012 to Dec 2012

  • Supporting Organization


CC Salon in Seoul

  • Description

Regular offline talk on creator networks, CCL case studies, and volunteer projects

Share information and promote networking

  • Expected Effect

Increase network by regular gathering

Positive branding effect

  • Schedule

4 times in 2012

  • Supporting 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 content

Improve the relevance of search results

  • Expected Effect

Improve the usability of CCL and increase understanding of CCL

  • Schedule

Nov, 2012

  • Supporting 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