CC-Luxembourg launch tomorrow!

(This press release attached as PDF: CC-Luxembourg PR 20071014)


San Francisco, CA, USA and Luxembourg, Luxembourg — October 15, 2007

The launch of the Creative Commons licensing suite today in Luxembourg

marks the 40th jurisdiction worldwide to offer Creative Commons

licenses adapted to national law. Creative Commons worked in

collaboration with Luxcommons ASBL, a local non-profit for researching

and developing Open Content headed by Patrick Peiffer, to

linguistically and legally port the licenses to Luxembourgish law.

An event to commemorate the launch will be held today at the Public

Research Center Henri Tudor (CRP) in Luxembourg, featuring speeches by

John Buckman, founder and CEO of and Board Member of

Creative Commons, and Paul Keller, Project Lead for Creative Commons


The ceremony will also include a presentation by Laurent Kratz,

founder Luxembourg’s Jamendo, one of the largest music portals

offering Creative Commons-licensed works, and Lionel Maurel,

scientific coordinator from the National Library of France.

The Creative Commons licenses were “the first instrument of choice” in

Luxcommons’ efforts to lead innovation in intellectual property and

promote Open Content in their region and around the world. The

licenses, available free of charge at,

allow authors and artists to mark their works as free to copy or

transform under certain conditions, and thereby enable others to

access a growing pool of raw materials without legal friction.

About Luxcommons

The non-profit Luxcommons was founded in 2005 with the goals of

promoting, researching, and developing of Open Content. Thanks to

funding from “2007, Luxembourg and Greater Region, Cultural Capital of

Europe,” the National Cultural Fund and with the Support of the

Technoport Incubator (an initiative of the Henri Tudor Research

Center), Luxcommons was able to start transposing the CC 3.0 License

to the Luxembourg jurisdiction. For the future, a stronger linking of

similar initiatives in the Greater Region and stronger tie-ins with

institutional partners is sought to keep the Luxembourgish CC project

on stable footing. For more information about Luxcommons, please visit

their website

About Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001,

that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works,

whether owned or in the public domain. Through its free copyright

licenses, Creative Commons offers authors, artists, scientists, and

educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms

that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of traditional

copyright to enable a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach.

Creative Commons is sustained by the generous support of organizations

including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Omidyar

Network, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as

well as members of the public. For more information about Creative

Commons, visit


Dr. Catharina Maracke

International Coordinator

Creative Commons International, Creative Commons


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