Creative Commons Nigeria
the journey so far and the journey ahead

Kayode Yussuf
Technical Lead,
Creative Commons Nigeria
What is Creative Commons?
• Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the
sharing and use of creativity an...
What can Creative Commons do for me?
•

If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a
work you...
Misson and Vision
• CC mission
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal
and technical infrastructure that m...
cc Philosophies
• Knowledge sharing
• Improving local content
• Public enlightenment and advocacy
cc Licensing Schemes
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Attribution CC BY
Attribution-ShareAlike  CC BY-SA
Attribution-NoDerivs  CC BY-ND
Att...
cc Licensing Schemes
1. Attribution 
CC BY
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, ev...
cc Licensing Schemes
3. Attribution-NoDerivs 
CC BY-ND
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and noncommercia...
cc Licensing Schemes
5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 
CC BY-NC-SA
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build...
Who Uses CC
Who Uses CC in Naija?
Volunteering with cc
• Working alongside CC staff are a worldwide
group of volunteers which consists of 100+
affiliates wo...
The Nigerian Team
The Nigerian team is organized into three
sections of volunteers;
1.Legal Lead,
2.Public Lead,
3.Technic...
The Nigerian Team
• The legal lead is a team of legal experts who
understands licensing issues.
• The legal lead is to giv...
The Nigerian Team
• The Public lead is meant to be a public
institution that has influence in government’s
legal policy ma...
The Nigerian Team
• The technical team is to handle technical
issues
• The team is expected to bridge the
technological di...
Way forward
• cc mailing list for Africa, we can also have a
Nigerian mailing list,
• Skype meetings,
• Meetups such as th...
What we want to do?
• We want to build a Creative Commons
Community here in Nigeria
• We want to encourage creative minds ...
Please join us…….
Thank you
Kayode Yussuf
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  1. 1. Creative Commons Nigeria the journey so far and the journey ahead Kayode Yussuf Technical Lead, Creative Commons Nigeria
  2. 2. What is Creative Commons? • Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. • Creative Commons are free, easy-to-use copyright licenses which provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” • Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.
  3. 3. What can Creative Commons do for me? • If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. • CC gives you flexibility (for example, you can choose to allow only noncommercial uses) and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified. • If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you. • There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day.
  4. 4. Misson and Vision • CC mission Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. • CC vision The vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education, full participation in culture — to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity.
  5. 5. cc Philosophies • Knowledge sharing • Improving local content • Public enlightenment and advocacy
  6. 6. cc Licensing Schemes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Attribution CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike  CC BY-SA Attribution-NoDerivs  CC BY-ND Attribution-NonCommercial  CC BY-NC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike  CC  BY-NC-SA 6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs  CC  BY-NC-ND
  7. 7. cc Licensing Schemes 1. Attribution  CC BY This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. 2. Attribution-ShareAlike   CC BY-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.
  8. 8. cc Licensing Schemes 3. Attribution-NoDerivs  CC BY-ND This license allows for redistribution, commercial and noncommercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you. 4. Attribution-NonCommercial  CC BY-NC This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
  9. 9. cc Licensing Schemes 5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike  CC BY-NC-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. 6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs  CC BY-NC-ND This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
  10. 10. Who Uses CC
  11. 11. Who Uses CC in Naija?
  12. 12. Volunteering with cc • Working alongside CC staff are a worldwide group of volunteers which consists of 100+ affiliates working in over 70 jurisdictions to support and promote CC activities around the world. • A list of CC’s current affiliates can be found on the Affiliate Network page. • If no affiliate exists in your jurisdiction, then perhaps you could help start one.
  13. 13. The Nigerian Team The Nigerian team is organized into three sections of volunteers; 1.Legal Lead, 2.Public Lead, 3.Technical Lead
  14. 14. The Nigerian Team • The legal lead is a team of legal experts who understands licensing issues. • The legal lead is to give legal advice to the community. • The legal lead in Nigeria is a law firm called Kusamotu and Kusamotu • The firm is headed by Ayo Kusamotu
  15. 15. The Nigerian Team • The Public lead is meant to be a public institution that has influence in government’s legal policy making • cc Nigeria is in talks with a reputable institution and as such, we cannot make public the name of the institution at this point. • Alternately, the public lead is Ms. Edefe Ojomo, a law lecturer in University of Lagos
  16. 16. The Nigerian Team • The technical team is to handle technical issues • The team is expected to bridge the technological divide to the legal practitioners • The team is led by Kayode Yussuf • Other team members are Richard Essien and Olushola Olaniyan
  17. 17. Way forward • cc mailing list for Africa, we can also have a Nigerian mailing list, • Skype meetings, • Meetups such as this, • Invitations to discuss creative commons at conferences, seminars and meetups, • Legal and technical advice on trivia issues • Link to cc Global HQ
  18. 18. What we want to do? • We want to build a Creative Commons Community here in Nigeria • We want to encourage creative minds to license their intellectual property using CC licensing • We want to encourage a knowledge sharing community • We want to educate intellectual property owners • We want to write the name of Nigeria in the global internet stats
  19. 19. Please join us……. Thank you Kayode Yussuf

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